Category Archives: Workshop

alternate constructions: Stair culture in Hong Kong

alternate-constructions-poster

We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition:

alternate constructions: Stair culture in Hong Kong

Featuring design research by HKU students and faculty in the context of the proposed Pound Lane escalator.

June 14-21, 2013
11am-7pm daily
TopZoo, 66 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan

Opening reception: 14 June, 6-9pm
Mapping workshop: 15 June, 2-4pm

For more information, images and a press invitation, please visit stairculture.com


變、造,建;設

香港楷梯文化

是次展覽內容為香港大學園境學系及其學生回應磅巷擬建扶手梯計劃的研究設計。
二零一三年六月十四至二十一日

開放時間:每天早上十一時至晚上七時正
地點:上環普慶:坊六十六號
開幕儀式:二零一三年六月十四日晚上六時至九時正
工作坊:二零一三年六月十五日 下午二時至四時正

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ALTERNATECON-POSTERWe are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition:

alternate constructions: Stair culture in Hong Kong

Featuring design research by HKU students and faculty in the context of the proposed Pound Lane escalator.

 

June 14-21, 2013

11am-7pm daily

TopZoo, 66 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan

 

Opening reception: 14 June, 6-9pm

Mapping workshop: 15 June, 2-4pm

 

For more information, images and a press invitation, please visit stairculture.com

 

 

變、造,建;設
香港楷梯文化
是次展覽內容為香港大學園境學系及其學生回應磅巷擬建扶手梯計劃的研究設計。
二零一三年六月十四至二十一日
開放時間 每天早上十一時至晚上七時正
地點 上環普慶坊六十六號
開幕儀式 二零一三年六月十四日晚上六時至九時正
工作坊二零一三年六月十五日 下午二時至四時正

Dr. Lee Ho Yin conducted a workshop – Green Building Design in Heritage Buildings of the Wan Chai Blue House Cluster

On 2 February 2013, the ACP Director Dr. Lee Ho Yin conducted a field workshop entitled “Green Building Design in Heritage Buildings of the Wan Chai Blue House Cluster” for 30 secondary school students and accompanying teachers as part of the Green Building Workshop for Primary and Secondary School Students organized by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and co-organized by St. James Settlement.

Professor Khee Poh LAM invited to chair workshop with Arch-RPG students

Professor Khee Poh LAM, PhD of the School of Architecture and the Living Laboratory Carneige Mellon University Pittsburgh USA was invited to chair a one day workshop with the first year of the Arch-RPG program students (MPhil and PhD) on 19 March, 2012.

Professor Lam was formerly Vice Dean and Acting Dean at the School of Architecture NUS prior to joining CMU. He is a well known expert in building diagnostics and simulation.

Counterpart Cities – Climate Change and Cooperative Action in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Counterpart Cities – Climate Change and Cooperative Action in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Working under a grant from the Hong Kong Government’s Environmental Conservation Fund, Assistant Professors Jonathan Solomon and Dorothy Tang are curating the exhibition Counterpart Cities for the Shenzhen Biennale in December 2011 and a traveling exhibit in Hong Kong in 2012. Intended to raise awareness locally and internationally of the challenges and opportunities that climate change and human intervention will bring to the already unique ecology of the Hong Kong and Shenzhen region, Counterpart Cities brings together six designers from both cities to lead multidisciplinary teams to research challenges and propose solutions to systemic changes in the freshwater infrastructure, shore ecology, and port systems of the two cities. Arup Hong Kong is a Research Partner on the project. Participating designers from the Faculty of Architecture include Assistant Professor Stefan Al from the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Assistant Professor Vincci Mak from the Division of Landscape Architecture, and Associate Professor Tom Verebes from the Department of Architecture.

Counterpart Cities design workshop kickoff at Arup Hong Kong:

You might also note our two public reviews and the opening date. We’ll have jurors for the reviews confirmed shortly:

Counterpart Cities Workshop Mid-Review: 17 Sep 10am-5pm. Node Office, Shenzhen

Counterpart Cities Workshop Final Review: 05 Oct 10am-5pm. Room KB318, HKU

Counterpart Cities Exhibit Opening: 08 Dec. Shenzhen Biennale, Shenzhen

Gao Yan invited to attend a Workshop and Conference with Local Government for Leishan Xian in Gui Zhou

Gao Yan, Assistant Professor of Department of Architecture, was invited to attend a Workshop and Conference with Local Government for Leishan Xian in Gui Zhou province in February 2011.

He was also invited giving a lecture for General Education of HKU on the topic of Chinese Cities Competitiveness in the International Arena – The Power of Development in March 2011.

Parametric Prototypes: New Computational Paradigms

Parametric Prototypes: New Computational ParadigmsXi’an, China, 17-18 October

Tom Verebes, Associate Professor of the Department of Architecture was Curatorial Chairman of the Prototypes: New Computational Paradigms exhibition, which opened on 17 October at the Pingwa Gallery at the University of Architecture and Technology in Xi’an, China. He also co-organised and moderated a 2-day conference associated to the exhibition, 17-18 October. Amongst the 35 practices included in the exhibition, work from Rocker-Lange Architects (Christian Lange’s office); Control Shift (Jason Carlow, John Lin, and Jonathan Solomon’s research group); and OCEAN.CN (Tom Verebes’ office) were featured in the exhibition.

Qinmo Village School Project nears Completion

Designed by Assistant Professor John Lin, the Qinmo Village School Project is nearing completion with the recent construction of the library interior. Initiated in 2006 as part of a design workshop to re-think the standard three-storey concrete buildings which are typically donated as schools in rural areas of China, the design stresses sustainability and ecological responsibility. Today, the full scope of the work involves seven different projects which are funded individually by charitable organizations from Hong Kong. Every building project is coupled with a program initiative that emphasizes the education of villagers, whether it is through a school roof garden as an alternative teaching facility or the demonstration eco-household farm.

Architecture One to One: Action and Repose by Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto

Design Workshop – Architecture One to One: Action and Repose by Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto

October 27 to November 1, 2008

A workshop on design was held for BAAS year 1 students with a final presentation and public review. The workshop focused on a number of specific design techniques in a highly regimented manner. The theme was the relationship between geometry and matter in design. Much of the production in the workshop utilized the body and its affects as a direct index both as machine for the production of the geometry as well as the indicator and receiver of its effects.

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