UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Exigent Habitats
Date:
03-Jul-2020 - 20-Aug-2020
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Venue:
S314, 3/F, Staunton (Block A), PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Title:
Exigent Habitats Exhibition @ PMQ

Unit Teachers: Rok Oman, Špela Videcnik, Jose Navarrete
Teaching Assistant: Jane Luk


The Unit is part of the visiting professors program of the Master of Architecture Year 1 Spring Semester 2020. Its research focuses on key global concerns such as environmental issues, climate change, increasing social and economic inequalities, mass tourism, waste management and growing population by exploring the limits of habitation in severe environments. These habitats represent a unique testing territory for human settlements because of its inherent climatic singularity. Understanding the performance of architectural proposals in these areas is essential to anticipate what might become standard in the rest of the planet for years to come. The research through design proposes schemes for specific sites while addressing issues such as the latest technological breakthroughs, vernacular tradition and local identity. The aim is to produce a coherent concept to cope with the exposed facts for each scenario.


Students:
Chan Ka Fai
Guo Huaer
Hong Tung Suet, Ophelia
Ji Xiang, Jason
Lau Ho Chuen, Maxwell
Lo Chi Ka, Vincent
Ng Sze Long, Julian
Sheng Tai
Sun Yutong
Yim Chi Chung, Tim
Yuen Ka Ho, Kelvin
Zhang Xiaopei


For enquiries, please contact Eunice Kwok at ekwokth@hku.hk

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