If you want the book you'll have to go to Paris or Berlin
with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Kimberly Chou and Phoebe Cheng.
Design boy wonder Andre Fu has put together a book on the many projects he has undertaken with London and Hong Kong architectural firm AFSO between 2000 and 2005, only it is not available in Hong Kong. 'Nope', Fu confirmed. 'It's only in three boutique alternative bookstores in Paris and Berlin.'
AFSO Projects 2000-2005 is a surprisingly unassuming publication and that's the way Fu wanted it. 'It's more like a little notebook. I didn't want a big glossy book with big pictures. Obviously 2005 is two years ago already so it's a record. This summarises what I've done since I first started. In 2000, I wasn't really back here yet and worked in the UK. Then, 2003 and 2004, I was in Shanghai. I only really worked from Hong Kong from 2005 onwards.'
Since then, Fu has become known as a wunderkind. Most recently, he finished the lobby of the JIA Hotel in Shanghai, and commissions in Chiang Mai and Krabi in Thailand, and on Singapore's Sentosa island.
As for why the book is available only in Paris and Berlin, Fu explained. 'These are the two cities I really like. Paris, for obvious reasons, and Berlin is a really edgy town.' If you really want the book, you'll have to visit La Hune on St Germain Boulevard in Paris and Bucherbogen and Pro QM in Berlin.