Model, Electric House: Kennedy Road Substation (1967–1970), Hong Kong香港堅尼地道電力變壓站模型（1967–1970）
The Electric House is an electrical substation built on the hills of Central, Hong Kong. The client, Hong Kong Electric, decided to move its headquarters to the building during construction, assigning greater importance to the project than as simply a relay to deliver power. The structure was devised by James Kinoshita, who worked for the office Palmer & Turner (now P&T Group), one of the oldest architectural practices in Asia. Kinoshita, a Canadian designer who trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, helped Palmer & Turner develop modernist architecture in Hong Kong and the region beginning in the 1960s.
The building is a rectangular volume supported by two large piers, cantilevering off both sides. The project resembles a bridge, located in a valley and spanning over a stream of water. The concrete facades sit on top of two glass-enclosed floors, appearing to float and creating an effect of lightness. Engineer Heinz Rust joined P&T and collaborated on the innovative structural aspects. Two conical forms protrude from the roof and protect electrical cables that come from the surrounding hills.