Chief Curator, “On Reading Single Family House” exhibition in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Department: Architecture
Active Dates: April 2016 – August 2016

Project Title: Chief Curator, “On Reading Single Family House” exhibition in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Principal Investigator/Team: Anderson Lee

Funding Body: Hong Kong – Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Promotion Council, HKSAR

Abstract:

The main idea of the exhibition: The study of Single Family House as an important architectural discourse, and how architects from the three places are responding to building the “Modern Primitive Hut”-the most fundamental and essential form of shelter in Architecture. We invited about 12 Chinese / Taiwanese / Hong Kong architects who have recently designed and constructed single-family-houses in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Each exhibitor will exhibit models at different scales and panels about the background story of each project, design process and images of final built project. All the models displayed in a standard wooden suitcase.

Symposium title: “Trifold story: The Life of Single Family House in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong”. Bring together architects from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong to discuss about their building experience in single family houses and how that is related to the entire architectural and cultural development in the area.

Objective:

Showcase the unique single family houses in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and to arouse a discussion on the future of Modern Chinese Architecture.

Results:

The exhibition and symposium completed in Taiwan and Hong Kong respectively. Through the exhibition which generated a dialogue or discussion on the role and purpose of single family house in architecture discourse.

Outputs:

The exhibition and symposium completed in Taiwan and Hong Kong respectively.

Anticipated impact:

Through the exhibition we can open up discussion on this private domain to the public realm by first looking at land policy, ownership rights, economic pressure, individual incentive, and its subsequent architectural outcomes. The possibility and opportunity to design single family house varies quite significantly in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong because of their differences in their respective social, political and economic constructs.

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE