GALLERY INDEX

Proximate Space

Related Staff : Sony Devabhaktuni, Roberto Requejo Belette


Guests: Elsa Bres, Chi Yan Chan, Du Yun, Jeanne Graff, Julie Ham, Kevin Mak, Stephanie Lee, Lu Xiaoxuan, Angela Pang, Susan Sentler, David Schafer

The studio engages with multiple, proximate spatial practices – dance, film and architecture – to consider how we design for the public realm. Working collaboratively in groups and with a site of their choosing, students experimented with different modes of documentation, producing fixed frame films, closely observed site drawings, and notations of movement and activity. These tests allowed each group to identify a working method and a set of interests in relation to the public realm.

In the second half of the semester, each group worked with these methods and interests to develop an intervention for a common water-front site not far from the university. Interventions were built and tested at 1:1 with given wood sections. Interactions and discussions with passers-by fed into the iterative development of projects. In considering how different modes of observation, description and projection mediate our relationship to a site and to each other, the students also questioned the architectural practices that constitute “designing”. Guest interventions from a wide-range of disciplines fed into the larger discussion on spatial practices in the public realm.

1. Installation of work for final discussion	
 Project: Repurposed pallets at Sai Wan Pier 
 Students: Liu Yujie Romi, Wang Yulai, Zeng Tian2. Detail drawings and instructions of final pallet modifications 
 Project: Repurposed pallets at Sai Wan Pier 
 Students: Liu Yujie Romi, Wang Yulai, Zeng Tian3. Camera set-up in Pokfulam Village <br />
Project: Spaces for staying <br />
Students: Ku Ka Wing Clarence, Mok Hoi Yee Aikawa, Wai Lam Linda<br />4. Site drawing of scenes and intimate performances at Causeway Bay
 Project: Open play at Belcher Bay Promenade 
 Students: Ho Cheuk Suen Circle, Jordan Jay Holder, Leung Yan-Kee Bertha, Ng Hoi Kei Kiki5. Documentation before and after the rain on Chater Road
 Project: Folding, stacking, sitting. Unit for Sai Wan Pier 
 Students: Guo Huaer, Sun Yutong, Yang Mei Freya6. Drawings of observed movement
 Project: Open play at Belcher Bay Promenade
 Students: Ho Cheuk Suen Circle, Jordan Jay Holder, Leung Yan-Kee Bertha, Ng Hoi Kei Kiki7. Installation view on Sai Wan Pier 
 Project: Spaces for staying 
 Students: Ku Ka Wing Clarence, Mok Hoi Yee Aikawa, Wai Lam Linda8. Installation views Belcher Bay Promenade 
 Project: Playing/Dancing
 Students: Liu Tsz Shing Jason, Tse Wang Chun Kieran, Yeung Man Ki Connie, Yeung Hin Oswin9. Students leading discussion of their work
 Project: Playing/Dancing
 Students: Liu Tsz Shing Jason, Tse Wang Chun Kieran, Yeung Man Ki Connie, Yeung Hin Oswin10. View of work at end of year discussion 11. View of final discussion pin-up
 Project: Folding, stacking, sitting. Unit for Sai Wan Pier 
 Students: Guo Huaer, Sun Yutong, Yang Mei Freya
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE