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Three Movements toward an Open Transformation

Related Staff : Beisi Jia

Studio Tutor: JIA Beisi
Students: Chau Tung Wan Vivian, Chen Yicai, Ghouse Christopher, Ho Wan Shun, Leung Tin Man, Qin Liting, Wang Xiang, Wu Yucong

The students will be invited to develop an architectural concept addressing individualization and change through space and time.

Any architectural settlement should basically meet the user needs. Those needs are different from one user to the other. And the needs of each user change through time. If the building wants to serve its occupants, the building has to accommodate change as well, without any destruction or demolition according to the sustainability agenda.

The studio program invites ideas of the active, lively, dynamic, energizing spatial instrument which is transformative responding to the change of activity, climate, need or purpose in every day life. The interaction between the events and structure is constant phenomenon, which invites active transformation of form and spaces. Architecture is not monument, but the process of operation.

The studio is not interested in a comprehensive or complete design, or a “design for everything.” It calls for proposals of an instrument in constant movement, strategically, and technically offering form and space to be undetermined, undersigned, open for mutation in time, and open for interpretation, again with physical interaction with people. To be more provocative, the project brief calls for ideas which address:

  • Interactive rather than passive
  • Operative and instrumental rather than objective and complete
  • Structural rather than compositional
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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE