THE COAST is an architecture and design studio inspired by a childhood home by the sea in Hong Kong. The name reflects an ideology in creating spaces and objects with delicate transitions - between playfulness and restraint, between narrative and form, between history and modernity - akin to the ever-changing constant coming and going of tides.


PAUL CHAN is an architect and designer born and raised in Hong Kong but did his growing up in New York City. Before founding THE COAST in 2018, he co-founded A:LOG- a notebook for architects and worked at ASH, DillerScofidio+Renfro, and Obra Architects. He was educated at Parsons School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Development from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, where he was awarded the CURE award for the advancement of transdisciplinary research in architecture and urban development.


EXHIBITIONS
Intro / LA . Los Angeles . 2019
Inside/Out . New York . 2019
Festival de Arte WIT . Mexico . 2019
Collective Concepts @ ICFF . New York . 2018


COLLABORATORS
Eric Beam
Charlie O'Geen
Elliot Yamamoto
Harrison Yamamoto
Ravi Varma


WEB DESIGN
Yan Sze Li
Tim Zarras


PROFILE PHOTO
Justin Ryan Kim


CONTACT
+1 646 334 6288
info@thecoast.studio
instagram @thecoast.studio


(C) 2019 PAUL CHAN - THE COAST