absence from island is a design studio founded in 2019 by Tang Chi Chun, together with partner Ho Siu Ting Etain. The Studio is based in Hong Kong and also collaborates with Studio Etain Ho for London Projects. We are Hong Kong and UK architects who have working experience in top international architecture design firms and have board experience with different types of projects.
In this Studio, we aim to provide an excellent design solution to every single client no matter the scale, budget and nature of the projects. We believe every project is an opportunity to bring the better things into this world that we are supposed to have.

"Being not a part of the world, but existing in the world."


Apartment Renovation

We believe everyone's need is different, so every home shall be different too. From layout, materials to every single detail, we design with great effort to create a unique home for every single client.

"Rattan in Concrete Jungle"
Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

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F&B Design

Every project has it own difficulties: site, budget, time, etc. We believe we can turn the constraints into opportunities and come up with a good design.

"Cafe Wander"
Tai Kwok Tsui, Hong Kong

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Art Installation

We believe architecture shall not be limited to building and interior design. Everything that can bring us a sense of space and a sense of feeling is important.

"How Deep is Your Love"
Kotor, Montenegro


Other Design Challenges

And simply, we accept all design challenges in any form of media.

"City Watcher"
Ferry Street

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