absence from island is a design studio founded in 2019 by Tang Chi Chun, together with partners 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 hope to provide excellent design 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 house shall be different too. From layout, material, design and every single detail, we design with great effort for creating a unique house for our client.

"rattan in concrete jungle"
Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

F&B Design

Every project has it own difficulties: site, budget, time and etc. We believe that even we have the constraint. We can turn it into opportunities and good design. That is what we learnt from past experience. 

"Cafe Wander"
Tai Kwok Tsui, Hong Kong

Art Installation

We believe architecture shall not be limited to building and interior design. Everything that can bring us a sense of space and even a sense of feeling. It is related to our design. Even for human soul.

"How Deep is Your Love"
Kotor, Montenegro

And all the design

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

"City Watcher"

Ferry StreetDocumentary of Hong Kong

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