Design Shaping 2
Ecologies: The Function of Environment in Architecture – Ideal Learning Environment
|Course||BA(AS)2 Design studio, HKU|
|Institute||Department of Architecture, HKU|
|Location||Sai Kung, Hong Kong|
|Year||2018/19 Spring Semester|
Teacher: Rosalia Leung Ho-Ching
Programme Coordinator: Ulrich Kirchhoff
Students: Jerry Cheung Joyung, Gilbert Chiu Yin Chung, Kim Minjoo, Irene Lau Tsz Chiu, Clarisse Leung Ching Yau, Phoebe Tang Pui Yin, Wally Wang Xuchen, Celine Xu Ben, Lorena Yan Ziyue, Jessica Yang Jie
Theme: Context, Environment, School design, Ideal learning space
In Semester 1 we have studied the function of the envelope and it’s environmental performative qualities. In Semester 2 we will look at the typology and how complex spatial relationships have to be shaped to adopt to natural environment.
Education is a key industry in Hong Kong and close to us as our current daily lifestyle. We have strong opinions on the value of the educational system and many thoughts on how to improve it. With the world of education debating different modes of learning environments, we want to understand how architecture can nurture those endeavours spatially and environmentally. What is an alternative environment of learning? How can architecture stimulate different modes of learning? What is the relevance of the environment in shaping our educational spaces?
The project is a small school and/or kindergarten in a given site. Each studio will work with its own site but with the same program. The total area of the school is max, 1,500m².
(Adopted text written by Ulrich Kirchhoff)
Student Work Samples
credits: Gilbert Chiu Yin Chung, Clarisse Leung Ching Yau, Celine Xu Ben, Jessica Yang Jie