OBJECT TERRITORIES is a critical design practice based in Hong Kong and New York that works at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. We engage the built environment at scales ranging from strategic interventions to architectural projects and regional masterplans. We explore the spatial conditions between objects (buildings) and territories (landscapes) to develop intelligent forms with a commitment to public space. Through spatial, programmatic, and material innovation we design to enrich experience and cultivate social relationships.
We collaborate with clients, experts, and design partners across multiple disciplines working together as a unified team to develop projects informed by content, expertise, and close analysis of context. This enables intelligent designs that reveal the latent potentials within a project brief, the site, and the broader cultural framework.
Concept and materiality maintain reciprocity throughout the development of the work. Projects begin with a concept informed by site, program, and context. Light, material, and detail support a project’s originating concept and shape experiences from the everyday to the sublime. To that end, we work intensively through physical models and mock ups to test, develop, and represent ideas. Environmental design begins from the onset of each project developing integrated strategies at all project scales.
The office was founded by Marcus Carter, Miranda Lee, and Michael Kokora joined by shared design approaches developed in their experience working together. Please click here for their biographies.