Design Shaping 1
Ecologies: The Function of Environment in Architecture - Pavilion
|BA(AS)2 Design studio, HKU
|Department of Architecture, HKU
|2018/19 Fall Semester
Teacher: Rosalia Leung Ho-Ching
Programme Coordinator: Ulrich Kirchhoff
Students: Ella Cornelia Forsberg, Mak Yuen Ching Ivy, Ng Tsz Lok Joyce, Cheryl Gracia Trisnadi, Lam Yu Yin Leona, Leung Lok Yan Ryan, Megan Alexandra Tan, Yin Yue Delancy, Tsang King Yeung Raymond, Wan King Kit Kim, Xie Fangda Joanthan, King Chin Hang Christie
Theme: Ecology, Environment, Pavilion
Every building is bound to a specific environment, which is influenced by all kind of natural phenomena. Standardisation and proprietary solutions of the construction industry have negated the specific relationship of a building to its surrounding with the result that we build similar in Nordic climates as we build in tropical environments. The studio is an introduction to a critical discourse about designing in a specific environmental context from a technological point of view. We investigate techniques and technologies that deal with the relationship of building and nature in the context of Hong Kong.
The HKU campus is the basis of the investigation. Students start off with a chosen topic and observe, analyse and draw how those topics affect the building and the external and internal spaces. Based on that topic, student will develop an idea for a specific architectural intervention on campus, that either enforces the topic or counter balances it or takes it as an inspiration for spatial experimentation. The program of the design intervention can be determined by the students, but within the size of a small pavilion of 150m².
(Adopted text written by Ulrich Kirchhoff)
Student Work Samples
credits: Ella Cornelia Forsberg, Mak Yuen Ching Ivy, Cheryl Gracia Trisnadi, Wan King Kit Kim