This new years begins in China, in Hong Kong. Menis Architects, is in Luxury Properties with some of his best architectural projects. The growing importance of Asia makes it very important, because only the best have the opportunity to be known there.
In Luxury Properties they say: Menis has recently turned to China, with two projects in Taiwan and one in Hong Kong. Aurum House is an initiative of De Nian Development, and architects including Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, Graft and MVRDV were also invited to submit proposals for the housing project. Menis’ concept consists of two rock volumes nestled around the surrounding terrain. Water is a key element to the project, cascading down a wall and flowing into the house to pool at the lowest level.
Agora Garden Luxury Condominium Tower is a high-end residential development in Taipei inspired by the rock formations in the site’s vicinity. Volumes and vegetation embrace each other: in the lower levels, greenery is rampant while the higher levels unveil rocks seeking sunlight. Each floor is intended to adapt to different users’ requirements, with units ranging from 250 to 1000 square metre spaces. Ample facilities such as a club, swimming pool and lounges encourage residents to socialize spontaneously.
“Asia attracts me, but I haven’t had the opportunity to get to know China,” Menis says. “My houses are inspired by the simplicity and brilliance of Asia. Inspiration is in every corner, stimulated by people and things. Nature is so magical for me, too. Lahttp://www.lp-luxuryproperties.comndscape is very important in my work. I try to adapt my work to every place.”
Along with his practice, Menis teaches and lectures extensively. He is associate professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and president of the Laboratory for Innovation in Architecture, Design and Advanced Tourism in Tenerife. He has lectured at Harvard, Columbia and architectural conferences around the world. “I like to teach because I learn with my young students everyday. It is amazing and I need it in my life."