Briar Hickling and Alex Mok

Linehouse, China

Linehouse is an award-winning architecture and interior design practice established in 2013 by Briar Hickling (from New Zealand) and Alex Mok (Chinese-Swedish). Through the studio’s design process, each project has a strong narrative and an element of whimsy and voyeurism, creating a unique spatial experience. The studio works on projects of varying scales and typologies that allow explorations of both the poetic idea and the pragmatic solution. Projects are approached in a holistic manner combining different disciplines: architecture, interiors, product design and graphic design; and draw on the founders’ experiences to create new ideas and outputs emphasising qualities of construction, detail, materials and light. Linehouse operates as a platform for the collaboration of likeminded individuals who investigate the rituals of inhabitation and how these daily moments can be celebrated through design, transforming the mundane into performative acts.

Photography: Ambrous Young