Making - A Room In The City 2
|BA(AS)1 Design studio, HKU
|Department of Architecture, HKU
|2020/21 Spring Semester
Teacher: Rosalia Leung Ho-Ching
Programme Coordinator: Ulrich Kirchhoff
Students: Mao Yueyang, Lee Man Wai Monique, Mak Cheuk Yan Eunice, Ju Wai Hang, Yeung Ho Pak, Fong Sam Zung, Chan Ka Yu, Kwok Hoi Wing, Chan Yu Ling, Kim Hyunjoo, Mo Ka Wing, Jung Jong Min
Theme: Introduction to architecture, drawing scales, design methods, analysis, observation
The studio’s objective is to introduce the process from design to construction. Picking up where we ended in Semester 1, the studio will establish a method of working from concept through model making to 1:1 construction. The studio aims to make the process of design and construction a stringent process of evaluation and quality control at all stages.
Hong Kong is a high density city with space limitation and the maximisation of use of space. Specific typologies have evolved as a consequence of the density, creating hybrids of public (commercial) and private space (habitation). The studio will investigate the spatial potentials of a public/private room and it’s relationship to the city. Architecture doesn’t have to result in an actual building, yet the understanding of tectonic, craft and materiality shall be embedded into architecture and the architect’s thinking process from the beginning. To master the understanding of conception, experimentation and crafting is a core competence of the architect. The studio will offer a constructive discourse to that process.
(Adopted text written by Ulrich Kirchhoff)
Student Work Samples
credits: Mao Yueyang, Lee Man Wai Monique, Mak Cheuk Yan Eunice, Ju Wai Hang, Yeung Ho Pak, Fong Sam Zung, Chan Ka Yu, Kwok Hoi Wing, Chan Yu Ling, Kim Hyunjoo, Mo Ka Wing, Jung Jong Min