An Autonomous Resting Place:
Knowledge Exchange Outpost
|Architecture Studio AS4 (Project 1), Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), Curtin University
|HKU Space/Curtin University
|Lung Fu Shan hiking trail, Hong Kong
Teacher: Rosalia Leung Ho-Ching
Programme Coordinator: Joseph Chan
Students: Cheung Chun Wai Andrew, Choi Lung Fai Lewis, Limbu, Isak Isak, Ng Siu Hin Steve Steve, Wong Tsz Yiu Kenneth, Chan Kwun Kiu Anthony, Chan Yuen Ying Avis, Chin Cheuk Hong Henry, Ho Tsz Shing Jason, Lau Kam Yui Gary, Mak Yiu Hong Miles, Tam Ka Yiu Roy, Yeung Ka Sin Lleya
Theme: Lightness , Simplicity, Environment, Context, Complexity of Thought, Understanding of Material & Construction
The assignment is to design a small steel resting hut and as a knowledge exchange outpost for visitors to the hill at Lung Fu Shan, Hong Kong. The objective of this project is to demonstrate student’s understanding of steel as a material for construction and to create a simple, yet beautiful space.
With the Knowledge Exchange outpost in mind, students design a small resting hut or a viewing platform for people to see the distant views, take a break, walk their pets, rest from their walk or after some outdoor exercise. The platform must include seating for up to eight people. Students may propose an additional simple function to your structure, for example visitors’ information, etc.
The structure can be a destination for the visitors or a resting place. Students are required to pay very close attention to the site itself and respond in a sophisticated way that contributes to the character and identity of the place, e.g. urban hill, etc.
(Adopted text written by Joseph Chan)
Student Work Samples
credits: Cheung Chun Wai Andrew, Choi Lung Fai Lewis, Lau Kam Yui Gary