College of Hong Kong presents ten structure initiatives

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2022-10-28 16:00:26

Dezeen College Reveals: retrofitted buildings and initiatives knowledgeable by designer Virgil Abloh‘s three per cent method are included in Dezeen’s newest college present by college students on the College of Hong Kong.

Additionally included is a home located on Hong Kong’s Kat O island and tall buildings positioned on roads that capitalise on airspace.


College: Division of Structure
Course: Structure
Tutors: John Lin, Wataru Shinji, Evelyn Ting, Haotian Zhang, Lily Zhang, Tianying Li, Chiara Oggioni, Lidia Ratoi, Su Chang, Solar Yi, Aron Tsang, Au Fai, Miho Hirabayashi, Beisi Jia, Elspeth Lee, Thomas Tsang, Ray Zee, Zhou Ying, Olivier Ottevaere, Holger Kehne, Guillaume Othenin-Girard, Emma Letizia-Jones, Donn Holohan, Chad McKee, Wallace Chang, Hua Li and Jersey Poon

College assertion:
“The Division of Structure educates college students in an energetic tradition of service, scholarship and invention.

“Uniquely located on the crossroads of China and world affect, the division believes that design is greatest explored from a classy understanding of each.

“With a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasising expertise, historical past and tradition, college students achieve broad information and abilities within the administration of the environmental, social and aesthetic challenges of up to date architectural apply.

“With alternatives for design workshops, worldwide exchanges and research journey, graduates of the Division of Structure are effectively ready for contribution to each worldwide and native communities of architects and designers.”


Intervening within the Metropolis –Floor or Facade? by Jiang Xinzi

“The undertaking is impressed by Hong Kong’s topographical circumstances. The design responds to the totally different ranges of town in two methods – creating totally different inhabitable areas for a wide range of views, shifting the bottom stage with every platform and permitting the inhabitants to climb alongside the wall for a number of makes use of.

“The design rethinks the connection between the concepts of facade and floor, and imagines the way in which we inhabit the area between them.”

Scholar: Jiang Xinzi
Course: A Room within the Metropolis
Tutors: John Lin, Wataru Shinji, Evelyn Ting, Haotian Zhang, Lily Zhang


Graphic of architectural layout

Dwelling between Land and Water by Iu Shing Chun Chris

“Sited on the area between the land and water alongside Hong Kong’s Kat O island shoreline, the home transforms the unique shear partitions into inhabitable areas for movable partitions and companies, permitting the likelihood to reconfigure the spatial continuity between land and water right into a sequence of indoor and outside areas for residing.

“Initiated from the home realm of a home, the undertaking explores the concept of residing in relation to nature. It cracks open the dialectic dialogue between the home and the house and creates a ternary dialogue incorporating the habitat.

“Broadening the human-centric imaginative and prescient, the undertaking goals to fathom the tradition of residing in relation to totally different scales of setting, from a home to a habitat.”

Scholar: Iu Shing Chun Chris
Course: A Home, A Dwelling, A Habitat
Tutors: Tianying Li, Chiara Oggioni, Lidia Ratoi, Su Chang, Solar Yi, Aron Tsang


Photo of aged material

Climate(ing) by Hong Sum Ho Angus

“Supplies have lengthy been regarded with cultural implications. Supplies age and climate naturally and get changed after they present threat to the structural integrity.

“From a scientific perspective, the selection of fabric displays how it might have an effect on individuals’s methods of residing. This undertaking contemplates on these points with design experiments and research how supplies react to totally different climates and makes use of.

“Will it affect how we use supplies sooner or later when sources turn into scarce? We ask: within the means of weathering, how will we perceive the potential of supplies and to which diploma ought to we management them?”

Scholar: Hong Sum Ho Angus
Course: Structure Below the Climate
Tutor: Au Fai, Miho Hirabayashi, Beisi Jia, Elspeth Lee, Thomas Tsang, Ray Zee, Zhou Ying


image of 3D sculpture of buildings

Air Rights: City Island Housing by Chan Wing Yan, Chang Ling Fung Brian, Chung Shing Fung Steven, Lai Lok Dangle Jayla, Lam Yan Kiu Joyce, Lau Yik Wan Daemon, Leung Ming Ha Mariana, Lumley-smith Dominic John, Ma Tsit Lun Ashley and Jason Setiawan

“As town continues to densify steadily, the constellation of residual areas that these giant city items of infrastructure have created are deemed inefficient and unsustainable.

“As an alternative of merely retrofitting these city islands into empty and desolate leisure parks, can one start to think about higher programmatic use for these distinctive and helpful websites?

“College students productively collide and combine infrastructure (highways) and structure (housing) in an effort to additional activate the complete potential a lot of these websites might maintain for the making of a really totally different sort of city life.

“Collectively, the studio formulates by way of the design of every particular person housing undertaking’s particular constructing typologies. That is carried out with gentle footprints that put ahead different concepts of publicness and communal actions at grade (beneath the elevated roads), constructing sorts which might be conceived with higher consideration to their pure setting (gentle and air) and with extra energetic participation with their bodily floor.”

“Above the roads’ site visitors, the studio explores new forms of housing entities by way of novel structural propositions which have the power to increase upwards and outwards to capitalise on the airspace or air rights out there above the roads with out interference.”

Scholar: Chan Wing Yan, Chang Ling Fung Brian, Chung Shing Fung Steven, Lai Lok Dangle Jayla, Lam Yan Kiu Joyce, Lau Yik Wan Daemon, Leung Ming Ha Mariana, Lumley-smith Dominic John, Ma Tsit Lun Ashley and Jason Setiawan
Course: Air Rights
Tutors: Olivier Ottevaere


Graphic of architectural plans

Confront-Join-Coincide? by Wan Wai Lok

“City decay and housing shortage are main social points in Hong Kong, but, the prevailing redevelopment and residential fashions are removed from environment friendly and unconnected.

“The monopolised market solely churns out homogeneous residing areas or gentrified kitsch for the sake of financial optimisation.

“The target of this undertaking is to suggest a synthesised mannequin for collective housing and concrete redevelopment by reproducing the dimensions and high quality of particular person properties on high of an industrial plot, on the identical time, finishing up unfastened interventions to enhance the present setting.

“The constructing is designed as stacked thresholds and confrontations, conveying a way of coexistence and individuality nestled within the interstices of the prevailing and addition to maximise the autonomy and freedom of inhabitants.

“In the meantime, it will also be understood as a resistance to the placelessness and the all-encompassing nature of urbanisation. The impartial tectonics can accommodate a mixing of various surfaces by way of the interaction of void, terraces and ethereal loggias so no area has a prescribed, definitive perform.

“The reversibility of the facades is unfold over the entire constructing like variations on a rational catalogue, reflecting inhabitants’ id with fastidiously devised invisible grammar.

“The juxtaposition of void all through the construction detours inhabitants from the established matrix of the previous to an intermediate subject framed by variations and confrontations.

“The absence of exact programming permits inhabitants to reach at their very own spatial interpretations, contributing to a beneficiant area for varied existence and prospects.”

Scholar: Wan Wai Lok
Course: Convert, Join, Condense
Tutors: Holger Kehne


Image of building materials on a table

Interpretation Heart and Manufacturing facility at Vedi Archaeological Web site by Chan Hiu Wai Kary and Zhu Han Fei Luke

“The Vedi archaeological website sits on a hill surrounded by agricultural and industrial plots. This undertaking proposes an interpretation middle and a manufacturing unit on the foot of the hill.

“As contradicting as they may appear, they’re each makes an attempt to guard heritage and sew historical past – one at regional and one at nationwide scale.

“The manufacturing unit receives and types wasted tuff, a sort of pink volcanic rock uniquely fashioned and exploited in Armenia.

“Over half of them are wasted within the means of quarrying, then dumped outside to flood human habitats. The recycling course of places them again into the loop of the constructing trade instead for aggregates, remediating current sand quarries and cement factories throughout the community.

“Two partitions constructed with the recycled tuff stretch downhill from the archaeological website and converge. Virtually like two cabinets containing two collection of actions. Being stored at a distance, they echo one another in congregating discovered fragments into new residing types.”

Scholar: Chan Hiu Wai Kary and Zhu Han Fei Luke
Course: Contact Floor
Tutors: Guillaume Othenin-Girard and Emma Letizia-Jones


Photo of sand on a table

Resonate Construction by Chan Shu Man

“The thesis speculates the potential of resonance construction attentive to the dire desertification of Interior Mongolia, the place deforestation, widespread mining of objective, oil, coal, and different human actions are consistently turning the as soon as fertile lands into sandy plains.

“By adopting the prevalence of sand materials and pure wind forces, a constructed construction proposal is examined to intensify the intimate relationship with the speedy desert setting.

“The sand is captured and advanced into a part of the construction over time, thus steadily formalising a inexperienced shelterbelt for settlement.”

Scholar: Chan Shu Man
Course: Grasp of Structure Thesis
Tutors: Donn Holohan


Image of a 3D-model of a building

Calibrating Obsolescence: Transitional Scaffolding for City Redevelopment by So Cheuk Lam

“With the ever-surging demand for spatial density, a rising quantity of constructing shares are rendered out of date awaiting redevelopment.

“The lingering process of city renewal creates a 10-year emptiness simply by counting acquisition. The thesis capitalises on this obsolescence for another redevelopment methodology as a critique of the wasteful phenomenon of tearing down buildings utterly earlier than their expiry date.

“Constructing upon the concept of ‘waste’ by Neil Gershenfeld as one thing with out sufficient data to be reused, this thesis advocates for a transitional picket scaffolding kit-of-parts that provides new definitions to the prescribed concrete construction framework.

“By calibrating the prevailing construction to a broad spectrum of spatial and programmatic prospects, it goals to increase the buildings’ afterlife and cut back waste in each space-time and materials phrases.”

Scholar: So Cheuk Lam
Course: Grasp of Structure Thesis
Tutors: Chad McKee and Wallace Chang


Render and floorplan of a building

Dreamscape by Yongki Sunarta and Adrian Lai

“The undertaking is impressed by Virgil Abloh’s three per cent method: taking current objects and altering them three to 5 per cent to create totally different objects resonates with the concept of readymade structure to its core.

“Critically, the concept is to not copy and paste however to query and problem the concept of appropriation versus collage itself. The strategy and logic of the sampling comes from the positioning and program constraint, whereas the supply of samples comes from the precedent research.

“As quoted by Abloh – ‘The world strikes as quick as Instagram scrolls.’ This undertaking additionally tackles the concept of relevancy and specificity relating to taking the ‘references’. We noticed, fragmented, deconstructed and stitched them collectively. We understand this as modules with every distinctive particular person piece, which is able to later be stitched into one steady journey.

“As outcomes, we created this ‘dreamscape’, a spot between dream and actuality the place we solely take selective basic concepts and our subjective emotions in direction of the references. That sure feeling and emotion is one thing that we need to (re)create.”

Scholar: Yongki Sunarta and Adrian Lai
Course: Evolving Indeterminacy
Tutors: Hua Li and Jersey Poon


Graphic of a building plan

Development Handbook for Railway Commune by Li Jing

“The undertaking begins with the problem of housing in Hong Kong, attempting to develop an city scheme of cooperative housing with the tons alongside MTR railway traces for individuals who can’t afford to stay on this metropolis.

“Each time the problem is talked about, the very first thing addressed is the scarcity of reasonably priced and social housing. Nonetheless, to attain true affordability of housing, we first want entry to low-cost land.

“Subsequently, the thesis proposes a chance to make use of the undesirable and unnoticed plots linked by the MTR traces to construct a railway commune, the place residents can’t solely benefit from the comfort introduced by the transportation system itself, but additionally the shared areas and services offered by the neighborhood.”

Scholar: Li Jing
Course: Grasp of Structure (Design) Thesis
Tutors: Kent Mundle

Partnership content material

This college present is a partnership between Dezeen and the College of Hong Kong. Discover out extra about Dezeen partnership content material right here.



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