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Architecture and Public Ground: Dazibao d’architecture HK

Related Staff : Nasrine Seraji

Students: Chan Tsz Yiu, Chau Hoi Yi, Cheng Pok Him, Ching Ka Ho, Lam Wai Ying, Yuen Eric, Zhang Shuang, Tang Tak Shing, Lei Meng Chong Jeff, Leung Lok Yan, Lo Chung Ting, Wen Fan

Agriroof/infinitsteps – Chan Tsz Yin, Lo chung Ting
Ground versus Road – Lei meng Chong Jeff
Nagativeblock – Wen Fan, Tang Tak, Shing
Parkkont – Ching ka Ho
Vertical voids:metropolitan courtyards – Cheng Pok Him, Leung Lok Yau
Peakmall: all that is solid, malls in the air – Eric Yuen Pak Ho
Aroma Walk – Lam Wai Ying, Zhang Shuang
Farmmatters – Chau Hoi Yi

Amongst the most difficult yet fundamental questions in architecture is the relationship between ground and building. Our society of spectacle, obsessed with the monetary value of things, has transformed the idea of the ground into a singular debate on property ownership. To whom does this ground belong? Studio Dazibao d’architecture HK investigates this fundamental question.

Architects are not problem solvers. We are innovative critical thinkers who strive to formulate the relevant questions and know where to look for solutions to problems, which may be invisible or may not yet arise. Each proposition begins with the study of the formation of the ground(s) in Hong Kong by observing and drawing through its section and plan(s)-isometric, its geology, its geography, its consistencies, its fertility, its structure and its value. Each interrogates the relationship of private to public so as to draw the specificities of Hong Kong.

The collective attempt of the members of the studio was to organize the ground sometimes as public realm, sometimes as shifting ground, sometimes as double ground, however, always as programmed ground.

The underlying premise is that research is design, design is drawing and drawing is describing, describing the story of Hong Kong. We propose that ground, filled with program in order to activate life in dense urban conditions, must remain public and shared even when elevated. Privacy exists only above this level, in private spaces and in a variety of housing types that reflect the various modes of urban living.

Each project is a proposition, not a solution to a problem.

 

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE