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MORE THAN HIGH-RISE – EXPLORING HONG KONG THROUGH ARCHITECTURE


OPENING CEREMONY   
October 31, 2018, Wednesday (by invitation)
EXHIBITION PERIOD   
November 1 – 11, 2018
OPENING HOURS   
10:00 – 22:00 JST
VENUE   
Ginza Atrium, Ginza Tsutaya Books, 6/F, GINZA SIX, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
ORGANIZER   
The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION   
The Japan Institute of Architects
   
SUPPORTER   
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


“MORE THAN HIGH-RISE – Exploring Hong Kong through Architecture” Exhibition showcases a landscape of architecture projects and concepts to reflect the complexity of our city.

By unfolding the dynamics of Hong Kong cityscape, the exhibition invites you to explore Hong Kong’s unique urban form that celebrates an aesthetics of density and intensity, whereby unveiling hidden dimensions of Hong Kong through 16 groups of exhibits by 28 HKIA members.

OPEN FORUM


Topic: Opportunities and Challenges for Hong Kong and Japanese Young Architects
Date: November 10, 2018, Saturday
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
(by prior registration)

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

MORE THAN HIGH-RISE – EXPLORING HONG KONG THROUGH ARCHITECTURE

Hong Kong Week 2018 Architecture Exhibition, Event Space, Tsutaya Bookstore, Ginza 6, Tokyo, 2018

“MORE THAN HIGH-RISE – Exploring Hong Kong through Architecture” Exhibition showcases a landscape of architecture projects and concepts to reflect the complexity of our city. Departing from the conventional aerial perception of “High-rise city”, the exhibition assembles a collection of Hong Kong young architects’ works that explore Hong Kong in different scales. The range of exhibits stretch from city-wide strategy, backbone of buildings down to deployment of materials, as revealed in the projects of “PMQ”, “Corridor Typologies Study” and “Material Cuisine” respectively. They also depict the variety of living styles in contemporary Hong Kong, as in the community living in “Blue House”, back-to-nature livelihood in “Lai Chi Wo Village” and the duality of “Architectural Totem” projects.

By unfolding the dynamics of Hong Kong cityscape, the exhibition invites you to explore Hong Kong’s unique urban form that celebrates an aesthetics of density and intensity, whereby unveiling hidden dimensions of Hong Kong.

Project Leaders
Mr. Vincent Ng, JP, FHKIA
Prof. Paul Chu, FHKIA


ABOUT ORGANIZER (HKIA)

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects

On September 3rd, 1956, 27 architects gathered and formed The Hong Kong Society of Architects. As the membership of the Society increased, recognition was given by Royal Institute of British Architects as an Allied Society. The change of name from Society to Institute was effected in 1972 and had initiated a new phase of activities for the Institute.

In 1990, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects Incorporation Ordinance (Chapter 1147) was enacted which governs the running of the Institute since then.

Today, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) has more than 4,500 members and more than 190 architectural practices as corporate members. Apart from the Hong Kong office, the Institute also operates a representative office in Beijing since 2006.

In addition to the responsibilities of architects as professionals under law, members of the Institute are governed by a Code of Professional Conduct. This Code aims to provide the standard of professional conduct and self-discipline required of the members of the Institute in the interest of the general public.

http://www.hkia.net


ABOUT SUPPORTER (HKETO (TOKYO))

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

As the representative office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in Japan, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) strives to promote closer economic and trade ties, understanding and cooperation, as well as cultural and tourism exchange between Hong Kong and Japan. We provide a focal point for Japanese people and organisations interested in knowing more about Hong Kong or in building up relations with Hong Kong. Apart from organising promotional activities in Japan, we also facilitate senior level visits of individuals and delegations between the two places.

https://www.hketotyo.gov.hk/japan/en/


ABOUT SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION (JIA)

The Japan Institute of Architects

The Japan Institute of Architects (JIA) is Japan’s only professional organization of architects. Its principal role is to define and promote the social and legal status of professional architects in Japan.

Following seventy years of efforts on the part of our predecessors to establish the profession of architecture in Japan, the current JIA was founded in May 1987, by unifying two former individual associations that shared the same professional ideology:
1) The Japan Architects Association (JAA) and
2) The Japan Federation of Professional Architects Association (JFPAA).

As an association of free and independent architects, the JIA is striving to create a greater understanding of the field of architecture within Japanese society, and to establish a firm social foundation and recognition for its members and their foreign counterparts worldwide.

http://www.jia.or.jp/english






PROJECT LEADERS BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Vincent NG, JP, FHKIA

Project Leader Mr. Vincent NG, JP is Immediate Past President of HKIA. An experienced and renowned architect of Hong Kong, he is well blended amongst members of a wide spectrum, both senior and young. He was leader of HKIA Architectural Exhibition “REVEAL” at Artistree, Taikoo Place, which attracted over 20,000 visitors in 2013. He was also a key member in organizing “Past. Present. Future – Tracking Hong Kong Architecture” at Hong Kong Week 2015 in Taiwan.




Prof. Paul CHU, FHKIA

Project Leader Prof. Paul CHU is currently Honorary Secretary of HKIA. An exhibitor himself in Venice Biennial, HK-ShenZhen Bi-city Biennale, etc, he played leading roles in organizing design competitions and exhibitions. These include “Past. Present. Future – Tracking Hong Kong Architecture” at Hong Kong Week 2015 in Taiwan, “Innovative Youth Housing Design Competition and Construction” in 2016 in Hong Kong, "HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards" in 2015, 2017 & 2019.


EXHIBITION VENUE DESIGN CONCEPT

The History of City Development of Hong Kong
The built-up areas of Hong Kong only develop rapidly from around the mid-1800s when the British came to Hong Kong. Before that, Hong Kong has been sitting quietly at the southern tip of China with plenty of mountains and coastlines as background, and these beautiful sceneries make up of 70% of the area of Hong Kong.

International Image of Hong Kong
Very often, the image of Hong Kong is a high-density city with closely packed tall buildings and busy people walking on the streets. However, if one looks closely at the pictures of Hong Kong, one will discover that the tall buildings are set in front of the beautiful mountains and along the Victoria Harbour winding coastlines. Imagine, if the mountains and the sea are taken away from these pictures of Hong Kong, the tall buildings will not be as impressive as it is now.

Abstraction of Landscape
The exhibition venue design expresses the often-forgotten landscape of Hong Kong in an abstract way. With the hanging fabric in the ceiling and the free-form furniture around the stage, together with the natural or artificial lighting of the space, we invite you, the visitors, to enjoy the exhibition in a space with an interesting juxtaposition of artificial and natural setting.


EXHIBITION VENUE DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY

Jane LUK

Jane is a registered architect and a building sustainability expert from Hong Kong who has more than 8 years of international practical experience in Tokyo, London and Hong Kong. She has spent 4 years working at Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo and participated in signature projects of the office in Europe and Tokyo, including the L’Arbre Blanc residential project in Montpellier, France and the Omotesando Branches in Tokyo.

She manages her studio A16 with partner Jacky TANG and participates actively in small design projects and design competitions. She is also a writer and has published the book “Tokyo, Dream & Life” in which she writes about her life and work as an architect in Tokyo.


EXHIBITORS


01 Hong Kong House YIP Chun Hang
Otto NG
Humphrey KEUNG

Located at the periphery of Tsunan Town in Niigata Prefecture, Hong Kong House fills up the north corner of a pocket garden in a peaceful neighborhood surrounded by local dwellings. Overviewing Kamigo Clove Theater, a major performance venue for Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, the house is a new community hub for Kamigo neighborhood and a major platform for Hong Kong artists to showcase their works during the Art Festivals. The small house with humble scale is characterized by local Sugi façade, carrying elements of Hong Kong such as the shutter, LED signage and postbox. It stands quietly and blending effortlessly with the abutting homes of the local.

Hang is the Architecture Director of LAAB, a Registered Architect, and an Authorized Person graduated from UC Berkeley and HKU.

Hang enjoys the exploration of tension between art and architecture, and keen on synergizing design and making within the practice of architecture. Hang was the winner of HKIA’s Young Architect Award at 2014.

Otto is the Design Director of LAAB. Otto studied architecture at HKU and MIT, and had worked in the US, UK and Italy.

An innovator at heart, Otto was named by Tatler magazine as one of the “Young Game Changers of HK”, and the “Young Guns” by New York Art Directors’ Club.

Humphrey is the Architectural Designer of LAAB. Being born and raised in an overly developed environment, Humphrey believes design is all about rediscovering humanities. He was the winner of ARCASIA students’ design competition back in 2013.


02 Ura - Hong Kong YIU Wing Kin
SHEK Chun Wai Alan

Hong Kong is famous for its density and the particular brand of verticality. The image of Victoria Harbour with glorious background of skyscrapers is the general perception of most people. In macro scale, Hong Kong is a prototype of a contemporary city with efficient engineering, architecture and rationalism. However, if one wants to experience and understand the actual urban fabric of Hong Kong, it should be viewed from the inside out, but not outside in. It is the micro layer that running in-between the macro walls and towers bestowed the identity, intensity and dynamic upon the city.

Kent Yiu received a Bachelor of Architectural Science degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies degree and a Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University in Halifax. He has developed wide range of experience as project architect, covering commercial, residential, institutional, and civil projects. Kent also brings experience in design and project administration in some high-end interior projects.

Alan Shek obtained his architectural science degree from Toronto. He joined several international design firms after he returned to Hong Kong. He was then obtained the master of architecture from the university of HK. In his previous employment, Alan has developed wide-range of experience as a landscape, interior and architectural designer. Alan is an all-rounded Architect, who has been involved many projects in various natures. Alan was also accredited by U.S. Green building council as Leed AP, promoting low carbon design proposal.


03 The Corridor WONG Lap Ming
HUI Wing Yi

Walking through the narrow and anonymous space before getting home is an everyday experience of the majority Hong Kong residents. The ‘in-between’ space within the mega-structure is where we step out from home every morning, meet our neighbour and say goodbye to our lover at night. Yet beyond the plain objective of efficiency, we seldom look closely to the beauty and presence of corridors alongside the rapidly evolving housing typologies. From airy, social bridges to decorative and secured passages, ‘The Corridor’ brings about a three-dimensional gallery unfolding the places and paces of informality where infinite emotions and interactions have once been induced.

Wong Lap Ming (黃立明) and Wendy Hui Wing Yi (許頴怡) are both Architects from Hong Kong and have been collaborating for more than a decade. Born and raised in Hong Kong, they received their Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from The University of Hong Kong and further pursued their Master of Architecture at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway. They co-founded no Architects (noA), an Hong Kong-based architecture and design collective, in 2017. The collective’s inspiration stems from the genuine aspects of everyday nature and culture, and are manifested in close connection with people.


04 Backbone of the Highrises KUNG Yick Ho Alvin
LAW Chun Wai Justin
WONG Wai Hou Zachary

Revealing the mundane spaces in every edifice tend to be forgotten, the uniqueness and sophistication of the ordinary is celebrated.

Scissor staircases, first introduced in 1960s, are arguably our most internationally known architectural innovation, in response to the intense habitable space, by Hong Kong architects.

The idea is one common stairwell containing two interlocking stairways, providing different access. This vertebral of highrise serves not alone as a safety provision, but connector to communal spaces as sky gardens and podium.

Despite the imperceptible existence, its width, disposition, quantity of steps, landings, etc. always determines the behavior of a building. Exaggerating these required staircases, our exhibit celebrates the sculptural effect of this essential component.

This Hong Kong’s forgotten creation should be revived as the backbone of the future generations of highrises.

Alvin Kung, Justin Law and Zachary Wong, architects, lecturers, exhibitors, graduated from the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, engage cross-disciplinary diversified practices. Despite leading different paths in their career, the three HKIA Young Architect Award shortlisted architects share their visions in cultural and public architecture and continue to extend their journey to design investigation. Through inquiring the status quo of the built environment through their installations and architecture, they believe to see the marvels in the common. As a team since 2015, they have collaborated and worked on numerous local and overseas competitions and exhibitions in Taiwan, Austria, Italy, Spain, US etc. Their design talents are recognized in local and international institutes, including CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award; Gold Award, Design for Asia Awards; First Prize, FuturArc Prize; Shortlist in Golden Pin Design Award; Young BIMer of the year; Honorable Mention in Daegu International Ideas Competition; and HKIA Annual Award.


05 Architectural Totem CHIU Hang Mei Mary Grace

Totem in North America is a way to record the stories of tribes.

High-rises are the totem of Hong Kong. They record the stories of the development of the metropolis. Though the outlook of the high-rises seems repetitive, the stories behind are different.

In this exhibition, we stacked up architectural modules, derived from a real villa project in Hong Kong, and form a totem pole. With different spatial configuration, each module tells different aspects of life.

Being the winner of the Young Architects’ Award in year 2008, Chiu was named one of the 40 outstanding design professionals under the age of 40 by Perspective Journal in 2009. She also obtained the ARCASIA Travel Prize in 2015.

She is the co-founder of cocoon architecture ltd. Her projects received awards in the “Design for Asia Award”, “Perspective Award” and “A’  Design Award”, etc and her works have been selected to exhibit at the renowned International Architectural Exhibition at “La Biennale di Venezia” in Italy.

Chiu’s works is not just limited to architecture, she is a published author of an illustration book titled “Flying Slowly in Tibet” which later received the “First Greater China Illustration Awards”.

Chiu has been the Assistant Professor teaching thesis and architectural design studio at the University of Hong Kong, where she obtained her bachelor degree and master degree in architecture.


06 Spare Square WONG Chi Kan Kenneth
WONG Chun Kit Marco

Memory is like a bird. It flies away when is not well retained, caged.

We captured, what we feel, the most poetic shadows, lights and lives existed in Hong Kong, but seemingly fading away, and to treat them as some very precious memories that we try to retain in the cages.

Spare Square would be where we enjoyed spending our spare time at, if once it was not spared and forgotten in our urban evolution.

Credits: Mr. KO Cheuk Wang Chapin (Design Assistant)

Kenneth Wong is an Architectural Designer in AGC Design Ltd in Hong Kong, who has 7 years working experiences in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Basel (Switzerland); at local practices and world master offices like Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma and Rocco Yim.

Kenneth was selected for the Architectural Design Internship Programme by The Wharf (Holdings) Limited. In 2018, Kenneth won the ARCASIA Travel Prize and was invited to present his work at Meiji University, Tokyo.

Marco Wong is currently practicing in AGC Design Ltd., Hong Kong. His design works was selected for several exhibitions and awards. One of his winning competitions – the Times Square Living Room Museum is a frequent showcase of how museum space being cohered in a public open space with maximum flexibility in design and construction.

Marco was also awarded the Architectural Design Internship Programme by the Wharf (Holdings) Limited and worked in SANAA Jimusho in 2016.


07 PMQ Architectural Services Department,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

PMQ is a constant catalyst for change in Hong Kong. It has been instrumental in several key socio-economic revolutions that have shaped the identity of Hong Kong people since the British colonization in 1841. This exhibit shows the transformation of PMQ from a former police married quarter into a creative industries landmark. The household scene in the old days and the social life of today are juxtaposed side by side in the sectional model to show how this building is used, perceived and performed differently in different phases of time.

List of Awards of “PMQ”
  • Good Design Awards 2014
  • HKIA Annual Awards 2014 : Special Architectural Award - Heritage and Adaptive Reuse
  • HKIA Annual Awards 2014 : Merit Award
  • HKIE Structural Excellence Award 2015 : Grand Award (Heritage)
  • HKILA Design Awards 2014 : Merit Award
  • HKIP Award 2015 : Jurors’ Special Award
  • RICS HK Awards 2015 : “Refurbishment / Restoration Team of the Year”
  • Design for Asia Awards 2015 : Grand Award
  • Quality Building Award 2016 : Grand Award
  • ARCASIA Awards for Architecture (AAA) 2016: Mentioned (Conservation Projects)
  • UIA 2017 Seoul: Outstanding Papers & Design Works Awards

The Architectural Services Department performs monitoring and advisory services, facilities upkeep and facilities development in relation to Government-owned and Government-funded facilities in Hong Kong.

Our department is committed to collaborating with our industry partners, user departments and stakeholders in developing and maintaining the public facilities for providing a better service to the general public. We provide professional and technical advice to the Government and quasi-government organizations and to oversee subvented and entrusted projects.


08 Invisible Landscapes:
Unfolding Histories of Shing Mun River
Sarah LEE

‘Invisible Landscapes' describes the evolution of Sha Tin’s unique urban landscape through a riverside walk of twelve permanent site-specific architectural interventions. The journey introduces the audience to the town’s historical past through a series of spatial devices which reveal a narrative of selected moments in one of Hong Kong’s first generation of New Town Developments, a model of urban planning created as a solution to cater for a rapidly increasing population.

Responding to the surrounding context, the trail celebrates the cultural fabric of the time and connects past and present relationship between the urban and natural landscape, geography infrastructure, cultural and sporting legacy along Shing Mun River.

Sarah Kwok Yan (SKY) LEE read architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London where she was awarded a Masters in Architecture, and distinction in Professional Practice and Management studies and a Commendation for her extended study into the semiotics of space and formation of spatial identity.

As founding partner of collaborative design studio SKY YUTAKA, her work has been recognised in awards including A&D Trophy Awards, Best Landscape award for Eight Gates landscape project (2016).

The formative experience of living and working internationally continue to inspire a curiosity for developing ideas which aspire towards the future while remaining respectful and critical at the same time of local culture and context. She believes architecture is about exploring the culture of the city through built environment, including art installation, landscape and building design. She is also active in the promotion of cross-cultural exchange between professions and the local and international communities.

Additional info:
BSc (Hons) Architecture, Diploma, Master of Architecture, Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (distinction). Full member of the HKIA, Chartered Member of the RIBA, Registered architect (Hong Kong and United Kingdom).


09 Material Cuisine TSOI Wai Kuen
YIP Kin Lun Angus
TANG Javian Chi Hang

Hong Kong is a multi-faceted city, and her beauty lies in the diversity of scenery in such small geographic space. Each individual scene is made up of specific material compositions, culture, and activity.

Through this exhibit we want to archive the current scenes of our city and document the mix of flavors we have. Using food as a medium, we want to introduce the audience to a fun and eccentric Material Tasting Menu.

Each dish is recreated using material from a specific Hong Kong scene. The audience is not only invited to appreciate the wide spectrum of Hong Kong’s urban fabric; they are also encouraged to sit together, interact and discuss at ease. Ultimately, we hope that these dishes can arouse awareness to the continued urban development and planning of Hong Kong.

Angus, Kuen and Javian all received their Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) at the University of Hong Kong. While Angus and Kuen also obtained their Masters degree at HKU, Javian received her Masters of Architecture at the Taubman College, University of Michigan.

Kuen was selected as a Chinese Young Guns Winner in 2015; Javian was shortlisted for the 2017 HKIA Young Architect Award; and together with Angus, under ‘Atelier J-AR’, the three have won awards such as the A’Design Award, and the Certificate of Excellence for A&D Trophy Awards (Asia Pacific). They also won the Hong Kong 2017 City Dress-up Public Art Competition.

Angus, Kuen and Javian are passionate about architecture in a wider and more comprehensive context, and believe that any intervention, regardless the size, are opportunities for public engagement. Through redefining elements, reinventing space, and reinterpreting local culture, they hope to bring people closer to our city of Hong Kong.


10 Conserve to Bond ANG Bing Hun Fanny

Conservation is not only about retaining the tangible heritages, but also about upholding the intangible bonding between people that the heritages belong to. Through the discussion during the conservation process and the cerebration after the completion of construction works, the stakeholders gather, interact and contribute to their community. Sense of belonging is re-affirmed and strengthened.

Though the tangible heritages being conserved and the conservation projects may not be sizable, the social impact created is immeasurable and the social bonding strengthened is priceless.

By Fanny Ang

Fanny Ang is one of the few architects working in conservation in Hong Kong. Following her studies and several years of practice in architecture, she carried out a further study in MSc (Conservation) and has been putting her focus on conservation since then, aiming to build a better Hong Kong by conserving, not by demolishing. She worked as a conservation architect in the HKSAR Government to implement the “Revitalizing Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme” and later in private practices on projects such as Central Police Station Compound Revitalization. Apart from being the Honourable Mention winner of the Young Architect Award in 2010, she won the “Revitalization of Tai O Design Competition” in 2008, and was awarded with the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2010 to research on the interface between architecture and the public in the U.S. Her practice in conservation in the recent years continued to win her professional awards, including 2015 HKIA Medal of the Year (for the Conversion of the Old Supreme Court into the Court of Final Appeal), and 2018 UNESCO Asia Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation Award of Excellence (for the Blue House Cluster Revitalization). She founded ANG Studio Ltd. in 2015 and continues her contribution in heritage conservation.


11 MORE THAN 65 Tony IP

This exhibit attempts to showcase different urban green spaces, including habourfront, pocketed green spaces, urban and country parks; street, podium, sky and roof gardens, to social integration, health and well-being of children (at the height of more than 65cm) and senior citizens (at the age of more than 65) in high-density high-rise contexts.

The higher we live from the ground, the more disconnected we feel from the natural environment. The desire of growing green in our hectic city ties with our human nature we have neglected, which leads to some self-initiated actions and paradigm shift – we keep finding ways to make the city green and alive again.

Tony Ip is a community-centric, sustainable design architect and urban designer. His passion and contributions to green architecture have been recognized by receiving Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2016, EcoStar Award 2014 and HKIA Young Architect Award 2010. His design and research were exhibited and presented in Venice, London, Copenhagen, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China. In 2017, he founded Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd.

Tony studied Environmental Engineering in Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. Having worked in both engineering and architectural fields over 15 years, he equipped his interdisciplinary design skills and obtained master degrees in Engineering, Architecture and Urban Design with distinctions from HKU and his fourth master degree in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment from the University of Cambridge. He is carrying out the doctoral research on urban living with communal green spaces in high-density high-rise contexts at School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


12 Viva Blue House –
Repairing Heritage, Repairing Community
Kenneth TSE

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation 2017, Award of Excellence

The Revitalization of the Blue House Cluster – Viva Blue House – is a truly inclusive approach to urban conservation. A broad alliance spanning from tenants to social workers, architects and preservationists waged a grassroots advocacy campaign to protect a working-class community living in a marginalized local heritage, but in a fast gentrifying district threatened by demolition and redevelopment. The three dilapidated 20th century shop-houses were deftly restored for contemporary use and upgraded with modern facilities. This exhibit displays the model of the architecture cluster intervened with new design, a movie of the 10 years’ process, and memoirs of some old relics.

Kenneth TSE, an Architect educated and brought up in Hong Kong. He has been devoting to projects about community, culture, visual art and historical heritage for decades. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Hong Kong in 1997. He won the First Prize in the architectural design competition for the Centre for Youth Development in 2000 and established as the co-founders of Meta4 Design Forum Ltd. His award accolades include: Hong Kong Institute of Architects Medal Award for the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in 2009, and UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation Award of Excellence for the Revitalization of Blue House Cluster in 2017.


13 Architecture without Architects | Sustainable
Living Style in the Village
LAU Wing Yip Tomy
YIP Shuk Yan Jai
LUI Kar Yee Karly

City is expanding rapidly while more and more villages are shrinking. Villagers of Lai Chi Wo moved to the city to make a living and abandoned their village. In this revitalization project, we intended to build a pottery kiln in Lai Chi Wo and; to educate the villagers to make use of the kiln to produce ceramic tiles with the local materials for repairing the traditional Hakka houses. The pottery kiln acts as a new “heart” to the village that draws more human activities. This is a gesture of self-sustaining living style in the village.

Tomy Lau Wing Yip and Jai Yip Shuk Yan are Danish Architects while Karly Lui Kar Yee is Dutch Architect. They graduated in Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA) in Germany with their Master Degree of Arts in Architecture in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The team founded Do It Atelier in Hong Kong in 2016. Since their school days, they have been carrying out some researches on urban fabrics as well as the relationship between architecture and hyper-capitalism and got awarded with some proposals. In the past two years, the atelier not only executed several architectural and interior projects but also projects related to art installations. They are passionate about demonstrating their design ideas through various types of design competitions. Recently, they are obsessed with the marriage of advanced technology, traditional culture and architecture. Exploring different possibilities of spatial expression is like an adventure that is always inspiring and brings them great joy.


14 Architectural Photography -
See Hong Kong Differently
Tugo CHENG

Architects create three-dimensional buildings out of two-dimensional drawings; whereas photographers reverse the process by capturing buildings as two-dimensional pictures. The collection of architectural photography brings the idea further by abstracting the lines and shapes from the built environment in Hong Kong and compressing them into planar compositions. Whether it is a building, a bridge or a cemetery, it tells a story which help us appreciate not only the architecture itself but also the history and culture of the City.

Graduated with a first class degree from HKU and a master degree from Cambridge, Tugo Cheng is an Architect and a Photographer who has received multiple international awards and nominations in photography including National Geographic, Sony World Photography Awards, International Photographer of the Year, Fine Art Photography Awards and Hasselblad Masters. He believes architecture is a process of creating three-dimensional spaces from two-dimensional drawings; while photography is the reversed process where photographers compress three-dimensional subjects into two-dimensional images. And both processes involve aesthetics and creativity. Influenced by his architectural background, his photography pays special attention to order and rhythm in landscapes and cityscapes. His works are found in his book “Discovering China” and other publications such as “Masters of Drone Photography”, as well as media including CNN, Guardian and National Geographic Magazine. His pictures were showcased in exhibitions in Hong Kong, Asia and Europe, and auctioned by charity organizations. He was named Perspective 40-under-40 Artist in 2017 for his contribution in art and photography.


15 Futuristic Reality CHAN Kin Hoi Daniel
KWOK Wing Hei Eric

Hong Kong is a holy place for Cyberpunk with realistic rules but futuristic landscape.

Hong Kong is the favorite Utopia and Dystopia of science fiction. The urban spaces we know well are transformed into an extraordinary sense of the future under the de-familiarization in science fiction images.

For a long time, geo-political status has made Hong Kong a key node of the "Interconnection of different cultures". Images from Hong Kong as a modern city with billboards, neon signs and surreal space were borrowed in films.

The installation reveals the dynamic layers of light between Realistic and Futuristic realm.

Eric KWOK Wing Hei and Daniel CHAN Kin Hoi both graduated from the University of Hong Kong for their Bachelor degree (BA(AS)) and Master degree in Architecture (M.Arch).

Eric participated in the exhibition “Past. Present. Future. – Tracking Hong Kong Architecture” in Taipei in 2015, installation display “Memory Device” in Moon Gallery in 2011 and Lighting Installation “Bottle of Memory” in Dragon Garden in 2010.

Daniel won the first Runner-up in “New Links‧New Kwun Tong Design Ideas Competition” in 2010, received an honorable Mention in “Build a Bench for Kowloon East International Design Competition” in 2013.

They were selected as Finalist Entry in “Wan Chai Community Green Station Design Idea Competition (Professional Group)” in 2018.

Architecture is the device implanting nostalgic memories, with space, material and light, bringing the users to connect with the past, live in the present and imagine the future.


16 #greenery TO Ching Hing Derrick

A concrete jungle was probably the most referred cliché of the overall impression of Hong Kong’s cityscape.

Yet, indeed a majority 66% of Hong Kong’s territory is consisted of woodland. With its historical inheritance, special geology, unique urban fabric & recent social values, the city’s existing greenery was being preserved and new greenery fusing with its built environment are starting to flourish.

This exhibit aims to dig out Hong Kong’s greenery amidst the built environment and put forth a fresh perspective to the audience of what Hong Kong is about with the hashtags #greenery #architecture #urban #live.

To Ching Hing, Derrick has graduated from the Master of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong and became a registered architect in 2014. Derrick believes in the inevitable unity among the built environment as perceived and the emotional, mental and behavioral quality of beings.

Currently being a senior architect at Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects Limited, Derrick is also an active member of the experimental group “AJ-AR” (atelier juxta-architectural research) exploring issues of human relations with spatial constructs & public spaces. Their works include various pop-up bamboo scaffold structures, such as the “Free University Pavilion” at the West Kowloon Cultural District at Free Space Fest 2012 & the “Pop-up Theatre” at Kowloon Park during the 2015 HK/SZ Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.

Derrick is also a frequent contributor of regional exhibitions and has recently gained the honorable mention at the Innovation Youth Housing Design Competition organized by the HKIA.


Acknowledgements

Jury Panel of Exhibitors

First Screening Session

Mr. Marvin CHEN - HKIA President

Mr. Vincent NG - Project Leader, HKIA Immediate Past President

Prof. Bernard LIM - HKIA Past President

Ms. Alice YEUNG - Representative of Invited Exhibit (PMQ)

Mr. Kenneth TSE - Representative of Invited Exhibit (Viva Blue House)

Mr. YIP Chun Hang- Representative of Invited Exhibit (Hong Kong House)

Mr. Tugo CHENG - Representative of Invited Exhibit (Architectural Photography)


Final Judging

Mr. Vincent NG - Project Leader, HKIA Immediate Past President

Prof. Bernard LIM - HKIA Past President

Prof. Raymond FUNG - HKIA Fellow

Ms. Alice YEUNG - Invited Exhibitor (PMQ)

Mr. Kenneth TSE - Invited Exhibitor (Viva Blue House)

Mr. YIP Chun Hang - Invited Exhibitor (Hong Kong House)

Mr. Tugo CHENG - Invited Exhibitor (Architectural Photography)