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THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG | MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE

v. 2019

RESUME & SELECTED WORKS

ALLAN CHONG


Allan YukLun CHONG Career Application Resume & selected works Master of Architecture; The university of Hong Kong Bachelor of Architecture (Hons); Newcastle University, UK


Allan Yuk Lun CHONG b. Hong Kong. 1994. 2018ylchong@gmail.com +852 95029703

Languages:

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

EDUCATION 2019

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Fontainebleau Summer School (HK/HKIA Representative)

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2018

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xLAB summer Programe.

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2017-19

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Master of Architecture. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

/ distinction graduated

2013-16

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BA (Hons) Architecture. [RIBA/ARB Part I] Newcastle University, United Kingdom

/ first class honour

2012-13

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Foundation of Architecture. INTO Newcastle University, United Kingdom

/ merit graduated

2018

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Junya.Ishigami + Associates. [Tokyo] - Residential Project in Rizhao, Shandong, China

/ architecture intern

2017-18

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Landscape Department, The University of Hong Kong. [Hong Kong] - Interstitial Spaces Publication and Exhibition

/ part-time RA

2016-17

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P&T Architects and Engineer Ltd. [Hong Kong] - Renovation Works at Hau Tak Shopping Mall - Proposed high-rise residential redevelopment in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

/ architectural assistant

2015

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RMJM. [Hong Kong] - Design competition for Shenzhen Art Museum and Library - Design competition for Xian’s mixed-use development (Xibalicun Regeneration) - Design modification for Shenzhen Bay Innovation and Technology Centre

WORK

/ architecture intern

2014

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Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. [Hong Kong] - Office fit-out for new government headquarters

/ architecture intern

2012

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LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd. - Large scale residential development in Hunghom, Hong Kong - TOD development in Tsuen Wan West Rail station, Hong Kong

/ architecture intern

ACHIEVEMENT 2019

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Architectural Design Internship. The Wharf ArchDesign Resource Trust.

2019

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[ Island Defender ] 2019 RIBA President’s Medals - Silver Medal Nomination

2019

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PRIX DU JURY - Best Installation Prize. Fontainebleau Summer School, France.

2019

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Talent Development Scholarship. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Scholarship Fund.

2018

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[ 宛自天開 - Across the Sky ] First Prize Winner. Pilot Study on Underground Space Development in Selected Strategic Urban Areas - Design Ideas Competition. Civil Engineering and Development Department and Planning Department, Hong Kong.

2017-18

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The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Scholarship.

2017-18

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T Professor K C Lye Design Prizes. The University of Hong Kong.

2017

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K&W Architects Scholarship. The University of Hong Kong.

2016

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[ ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation ] 2016 RIBA President’s Medals - Bronze Medal Winner.

2016

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[ The Cradle ] Winner. Non Architecture Competitions.

2016

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HB Saint William Bell Memorial Prize. Newcastle University.

2013

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International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships. Newcastle University

PUBLICATION & EXHIBITION 2018

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[ 宛自天開 - Across the Sky ] Winner Exhibition. City Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

2018

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[ Between defined; undefined ] KooZA/rch Visionary Platform Project Publication

2018

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[ Interstitial Hong Kong ] Hong Kong Exhibition. PMQ, Central, Hong Kong

2017

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[ The Cradle ] ‘Making - Alternative designs for factories’ Book Publication

2016-17

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[ ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation ] The RIBA President’s Medals. United Kingdom & International tour

2016

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[ ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation ] ArchDaily. RIBA President’s Medals Winner Announced

2016

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[ ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation ] Dezeen . RIBA names students winners of President’s Medals 2016

2016

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[ ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation ] RIBA Journal. Bronze Medal Winner Interview

TECHNICAL SKILLS Tools

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Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Cinema 4D, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Premiere Pro, After Effects, InDesign, Photoshops, Illustration Rendering Engine: Vray & Octane Render

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macOS, Window 10

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HIGHLIGHTED ACHIEVEMENT & ACTIVITIES 07-08. 2018 xLAB Summer Programme (Tokyo) Greg Lynn + Kaz Yoneda Studio The xLAB Summer Programme is organised by xLAB – a small research centre in the Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design at the UCLA, in collaboration with Shinkenchikusha and A+U Publication, Dept. of Architecture at the Tokyo University and the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. I am honoured to be selected as the HKU’s representative in the 2018 xLAB summer programme and had participated in Greg Lynn + Kaz Yoneda Studio. We focused on Tokyo’s Mobility and consists of studios, seminar lectures and a symposium. Considering ‘time’ as the medium, the theme of mobility was addressing new advancement in technologies that change the way we move, including: self-driving cars, the sharing economy, movement in information space, and mobility without physical movement.

08 . 2018 [ 宛自天開 - Across the Sky ] Gov. Design Competition - First Prize This is a design competition organised by the Hong Kong Government, which encourages youth participation in the planning and design of potential urban underground space development in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong. I am pleased to form a team with Timmy Wu, for collaborating ideas for the competition. We would like to bring the concept of sky and nature to the underground development. Unlike any other deadly, confined underground space, which totally segregates from the ground, nature is allowed to extend from the aboveground park to the underground through the use of natural elements like plants and waterfalls. It stretches the leisure space more widely and deeply, differing itself from a typical park.

2016 RIBA President’s Medal - Bronze Medal Winner I was honoured to be awarded as the Bronze Medal winner of 2016 RIBA President’s Medal. This project takes a theoretical path in creating an alternative typology for preservation. It introduces a compromise between the desire for preservation and the cultural shift necessary for architectural expansion in the city’s future. Interpreting the concept of ‘formless’ in preservation means that architecture and heritage are no longer seen as permanent objects, but they keep transforming to re-frame their key spaces. The project becomes a series of processes and imagines an endless architectural development in terms of space, materials and technology. The processes form a unique methodology – ‘Extraction’ & ‘Projection’, through which the extension completes a cycle.

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CONTENT Selected Works

* = highlighted

Architectual Assistant A p pl i c a t i o n


PROFESSIONAL WORKS Egret Bird Park Tourism Town Interstitial Hong Kong TKO Gateway Shenzhen Library proposal

I // 05-10 II // 11-16 III // 17-20 IV // 21-22

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ACADEMIC WORKS

* Island Defender * Everything is Garden * Between Defined; Undefined * Re-printable Clay Formwork Digitial Media Elective Course ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Perservation

V // 25-42 VI // 43-48 VII // 49-58 VIII // 59-66 IX // 67-68 X // 69-74

SELF-INITATED WORKS

Across the Sky Singapore Founders’ memorial design competition XLAB Hide & Seek The Cradles Dental clinic interior & graphic package

XI // 77-80 XII // 81-84 XIII // 85-86 XIV // 87-88 XV // 89-90 XVI // 91-92


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PROFESSIONAL WORKS

2018 - Junya.Ishigami+Associates | Tokyo [ Summer Intern ] 2017/18 - Landscape Department, HKU | Hong Kong [ Research Assistant ] 2016/17 - P&T Architects and Engineer Ltd. | Hong Kong

[ Architectural Assistant ]

2015 - RMJM | Hong Kong [ Summer Intern ] 2014 - Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. | Hong Kong [ Summer Intern ]

2012 - LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd. | Hong Kong [ Summer Intern ]

In past few years, I was pushing myself to experience more in professional practice. Working at a firm, it establishes a transition stage from academia to professional work, to experience the scope of work needed in a professional practice setting. I believe internship can provide the opportunity to directly apply concepts learned in school, as well as apply knowledge and professional experience to my studio projects. Besides the one year working experience in Hong Kong two years ago, I was able to work in Tokyo last year, which affirms my interest in landscape and architecture.

Junya.Ishigami+Associates Summer Internship

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Project I

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| Egret Bird Park Tourism Town


Portfolio; Professional Works

I. EGRET BIRD PARK ART TOURISM TOWN Junya.Ishigami+Associates, Tokyo Role: Summer Intern Rizhao, China

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he proposed residential project is situated in Rizhao, China. Over 200 houses for artists are covering over 40,000 sqm on a subtle hill. The project believes that natural and manmade environment is becoming ambiguous recently, and it aims to develop a new environment, which provide an interweaving atmosphere between nature and architecture. Using small unit blocks, and by tilting its angle, it provides unlimited combination of the courtyard shape. Each courtyard aims to be shared by 2 to 3 families, therefore to embrace the notion of shared community in the contemporary time.

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Through careful experimentation, we have discovered that through the arrangement of the different units, we are able to achieve the effect of unique and singular courtyards. When entering the courtyards, one has the feeling of entering a fantasy village. We want to propose a masterplan that allows people to meander across lovely paths that evoke the atmosphere of quaint villages.

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Project I

| Egret Bird Park Tourism Town

As developing, commercial space can be opened phase by phase. Simultaneously, public commercial courtyards can be increased according to the demand.

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Portfolio; Professional Works

1:50 model

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Project II

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| Interstitial Hong Kong


Portfolio; Professional Works

II. INTERSTITIAL HONG KONG 2017-19 Landscape Division, HKU Role: Research Assistant Hong Kong

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nterstitial Hong Kong is a research-based project focusing on Hong Kong’s Sitting-out Areas, a unique public space typology distinguished by their small size and incidence in the interstices of Hong Kong’s physical structure. While the Hong Kong government maintains about 60 ‘parks’, it oversees more than 500 Sitting-out Areas and Rest Gardens that account for a significant proportion of its portfolio of parks, zoos and gardens. The spaces, together with districtlevel mini-interventions in the public realm, form the smallest features in the city’s formal network of public open space amenities. I was involved in site study and drawings for the research publication. On 22 April 2018, “Interstitial Hong Kong” presents an interactive exhibit showcasing these unique places as a network of physical, cultural, and ecological assets for a month at PMQ, Hong Kong. We invite the public to share their experiences of small-space urbanism and to reimagine the Sitting-out Area’s potential within our city.

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Project II

| Interstitial Hong Kong

1. Chai Wan Temporary SOA 2. Sun Ha Street SOA 3. Heung Yip Road SOA 4. Aberdeen Main Road SOA 5. Lau Uk Folk Road SOA 6. Wah Lam Path SOA

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7. Wa On Lane SOA 8. Breamer Hill SOA 9. Wing Lee Street SOA 10. Kennedy Raod SOA 11. Ko Chiu Road SOA 12. Kotewall Road SOA


Portfolio; Professional Works

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Project II

Exhibition

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| Interstitial Hong Kong


Portfolio; Professional Works

Exhibition

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Project III

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| TKO Gateway


Portfolio; Professional Works

III. TKO GATEWAY 2016-17 P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd. Role: Architectural Assistant Hong Kong

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he proposed A&A works is carried out in TKO Gateway, Hang Hau, Hong Kong, by strengthening the overall circulation in the Fresh Market and preparing a design proposal for renovation of existing post office into ‘Food Zone’ with associate stalls, toilets and entrances. Within few months, I was asked to review the means of escape and prepare a GBP for the government submission. Simultaneously, I had to prepare a design proposal for the ‘Food Zone’ and detail drawings for the construction. My design had been adopted and the actual construction period was started on 1st April, 2017. The Food Zone was opened in January 2018.

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Project III

| TKO Gateway

Typical portal design: 2 dimensions

Portal is extruded to create a sense of 3 dimensions

The second layer is added to emphasise the 3D sense

The design attempts to maximise the spatial quality within a limited provided space. Layers were suggested in the entrance portal and the retail’s bulkhead to exaggerate the 3-dimensional sense. In this project I followed from schematic design stage to the construction stage, including coordinating with contractors, consultants and clients. Recently, it opened in January and many brands started to move into the site.

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Portfolio; Professional Works

From Construction to Opening

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Project IV

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| Shenzhen Library Proposal


Portfolio; Professional Works

IV. SHENZHEN LIBRARY PROPOSAL 2015 RMJM (Hong Kong); Role: Architectural Intern Shenzhen, China

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n this project, I did sketches to explore ideas for the library design. The primary concept for the overall project was inspired by the notion of balance and harmony experienced in Tai Chee sculptures and the defining of spaces between. Further inspiration was the desire to subtly represent the unique characteristic of the Shenzhen morphology that is the juxtaposition of the urban corporeality and the nearby visible mountainous geography.

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ACADEMIC WORKS

Newcastle University, UK 2016 - ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation [ RIBA President’s Bronze Medal Winning Project ] The University of Hong Kong, HK 2017 - Re-printable Clay Formwork

[ High Pass ]

2018 - Between Defined; Undefined [ Distinction ]

I was always trying to explore architecture in different topics, including ecology, landscape, urban mobility, art and conservation. In School, I was trying to produce projects that can introduce to the larger debates in the architectural discourse, because I believe they are critical to understand the utmost urgency in our surroundings and its relationship to the contemporary.

2018 - Everything is Garden [ Distinction ] 2019 - Island Defender [ Distinction ]

(Upper) Thesis Public Review (Bottom) 2018 Spring Semester Final Crit

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Project V

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| Island Defender


Portfolio; Academic Works

V. ISLAND DEFENDER 2019 Thesis; The University of Hong Kong

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proposal for the protection of desert islands, and learning to coexist with Hong Kong’s unique landscape, 263 islands that make up the city. These fragile, unprotected islands were seemingly fell of the face of the Earth. Stonecutters Island, Harbour Island, Junk Island, Pillar Island, Mouse Island… Human development with reclamation erased them one by one. This thesis is a critique of the existing environmental policy of protecting these ‘Geographical Heritage’, against which an eco-border is set up to perform multiple functions, a Cultivation Border, an Island Archive and a Reclamation Guideline. Taking the shelter for cultivating shellfish at the border’s structure across a fictional timeline, it eventually forms an ecological enclave in the middle of the sea, which also serves as a filter to purify the polluted seawater for the protected buffer. Throughout the life cycle, shells can be collected, and lime can be extracted as the building material for urban development. This work recalls the role of architecture as a defender, to defend the island against human activities, and it also suggests alternative act for architecture in the Anthropocene, which teach us how to develop in relation to our environment while transforming the earth’s land.

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Portfolio; Academic Works

DISAPPEARING ISLANDS Hong Kong’s waters are home to 263 islands of 500 square metres or more, according to the Survey and Mapping Office of the Lands Department. While China has committed to preserving at least 35 percent of its natural coastline and has imposed tighter restrictions on reclamation projects, Hong Kong has done little more than pledge an end to reclamation within Victoria Harbour.

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Project V

| Island Defender

THE CHANGING 30 YEARS ISLAND & RECLAIMATION

Chek Lap Kok

Fak Tong Chau

Chek Lap Kok

Fak Tong Chau THE CHANGING 30 YEARS

It is impossible to imagine these island episodes unfolding on the mainland. The common denominator is not the landscape of the islands, or its location on the globe, but rather the fact of a place being surrounded by water – the character of the water itself is the magic element, offering the islander transformation… no one can really take possession of an island. Being the monarch of all you survey is in reality a mainland conceit; on an island it is you who have possessed. Paul Theroux [American writer]

It is impossible to imagine these island episodes unfolding on the mainland. The common denominator is not the landscape of the islands, or its location on the globe, but rather the fact of a place being surrounded by water – the character of the water itself is the magic element, offering the islander transformation… no one can really take possession of an island. Being the monarch of all you survey is in reality a mainland conceit; on an island it is you who have possessed. Paul Theroux [American writer]

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Stonecutters Island

Stonecutters Island


Project V

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| Island Defender


Portfolio; Academic Works

ECOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP

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Project V

| Island Defender

THE NEW SEASCAPE

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Portfolio; Academic Works

The shellfish cultivation zone situates in the middle of the sea. The built form reacts to the changing conditions of tide, while forcing people wait for the natural cycles of the landscape. It shows and teach us how human and the nature can be collaborative co-existed.

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Shellfish Landscape

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Portfolio; Academic Works

MONITORING STATION [ >25M below water surface ] Seaweed, algae and aquatics plants act as system monitor and absorb toxic substances that excreted by shellfish. The station sims to control the quality and quantity of the cultivation, to prevent underpopulation or overpopulation of species that upsets the ecological balance.

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Shellfish Landscape

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Portfolio; Academic Works

SHELLFISH LANDSCAPE [ 8-25M below water surface ] The shellfish landscape is set to react the intertidal area, where in low tide, human can access and learn the ecology in it; while in high tide, the disturbance is minimised to act as ecological sanctuary to breed. A refuse trapper is part of the structural system to avoid them floating towards the protected island.

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Collection House

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Portfolio; Academic Works

COLLECTION HOUSE [ <8m below water surface ] Every Entrance is an isolated corridor which frames the protected island in the journey. Mature shellfish will be collected and transferred to the house, and lime will be eventually extracted from the shell in the city as building material for supporting the city.

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Project V

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| Island Defender


Portfolio; Academic Works

Island Defender is available at: https://vimeo.com/346805048

With different components in the system, the project envisions architecture as an ecological facilitator. The constant input and output of biological material creates a virtuous ecological cycle which demonstrates the coexistence between human and marine wildlife.

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Project VI

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| Everything is Garden


Portfolio; Academic Works

VI. EVERYTHING IS GARDEN: IT IS REAL, IMAGINED & ELSEWHERE 2018 Fall Semester Studio; The University of Hong Kong

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his is a documentary about the exploration of the urban garden evolution. It serves as a manifesto to re-examine our public pleasure grounds that we often neglect in our busy life. The explorer is both the creator and the daydreamer, creating her own intertwined journey between reality and imagination. Audiences experience the journey with the explorer and the underlying question is revealed: What space and spatial quality in the hyper-dense urban environment could allow daydreaming, and let gardens arrive into our imagined world, or even elsewhere?

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Project VI

| Everything is Garden

It is inevitable to describe gardens as one of the most prominent spatial archetypes in our civilization. A garden is a bounded space; an enclosing oasis; and a private retreat. However, our current dense urban condition no longer allows gardens to thrive as a privately owned land adjoining the house. A brand new public urban typology has therefore evolved --- the sitting out NO45

area, which loses the original essence of a garden as being a space for self-enjoyment. The explorer believes that the urban garden is a private retreat. Even though the new type of garden is being spatially shared, it should still remain as an individual imagery. consultants and clients. Recently, it opened in January and many brands started to move into the site.


Portfolio; Academic Works

Official trailer is available at: https://vimeo. com/303722586

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Project VI

| Everything is Garden

Everything is Garden is available at: https://vimeo. com/304171363

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Project VII

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| Between Defined; Undefined


Portfolio; Academic Works

VII. BETWEEN DEFINED; UNDEFINED 2017 Spring Semester Studio; The University of Hong Kong

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he project questions on the relationship between the elevated railway and the community in Beijing, it suggests various space configuration strategies that to optimise the walkability. By unveiling the invisible layer, the teenagerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share space, within the context, the programme helps to divide the long strip in four spatial configuration typologies. The methodology also questions if the role of architect as to define every single space in purpose. The project ends up with a story which narrates a person who was exploring the new design from Wudaokao station in Beijing.

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Project VII

| Between Defined; Undefined

LIVE IN 706 Wudaokao, Beijing

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Portfolio; Academic Works

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The Gateway

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The Undefined

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The 707

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The Co-Living

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Project VIII

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| Re-printable Clay Formwork


Portfolio; Academic Works

VIII. RE-PRINTABLE CLAY FORMWORK 2017 Fall Semester Studio; The University of Hong Kong

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ith the use of robotics, not only can we streamline repetitive tasks, but robots can also handle customized tasks upon a similar logic and workflow. With the aid of advanced technology nowadays, there is more room for design realization through robotic involvement. In the long run, the use of robot will minimize the cost implications of customized design. In light of the site research on materials, a series of studies and experiments are dedicated to incorporate the use of robot. 3D clay printing is chosen for primary exploration, as clay can be recycled and reused as a formwork.

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Project VIII

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| Re-printable Clay Formwork


Portfolio; Academic Works

‘Understanding Coding’

‘Understanding Robot’

‘Prototypes Testing’

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[ Sample VII ]

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[ Essential equipment ] Levelled and smooth top surface

Concrete Mixture Experiment

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Portfolio; Academic Works

CACTUS SKELETON The cane cholla is a cactus native to the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico – the Sonoran Desert. The cholla is a tree-like plant with one low-branching trunk that grows to heights of 4 m or 12 ft. Its stiffness and porosity made it popular for manufacturing walking sticks. Indeed, ‘walking stick cholla’ is one of the nicknames of this species. Taking the notion of the cactus skeleton, we imagine this natural form to become the structural elements for columns and even the structural facade system. NO 64


Project VIII

| Re-printable Clay Formwork

BUILDING ENVELOPE PROTOTYPE ∞ mm (W) x 600mm (D) x ∞ mm (H) The prototype is a building facade where the smaller prototypes are employed in a larger scale and serve as the building envelope.

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1.3m (W) x 1.3m (D) x 2.0m (H) prototype

The prototype challenges the printing and casting of cantilevered parts, which gives continuity from the column to the imaginary floor slab above. It is trying to break the limit of vertically-extruded form by gradually developing into horizontal cantilevers at the top. It is proven that horizontal parts need more planning and design in terms of mould-designing and casting prodcedures. NO66


Project IX

| Digital media Elective Course


Portfolio; Academic Works

IX. DIGITIAL MEDIA ELECTIVE COURSE 2017 Fall Semester; The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

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he course provides an intense grasshopper tutorial by asking for a pavilion design every week. All designs were required to maintain spatial and architectural quality instead of making purel y objects by computer. Also, many plugins in grasshopper, including Firefl y, Kangaroo, Millipede and Weaverbird, were used in my designs.

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Project X

| ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation


Portfolio; Academic Works

X. ‘FORMLESS’ - AN ALTERNATIVE TYPOLOGY FOR PRESERVATION 2015/16 Final Year Project; BArch (Hons); Newcastle university Sir John Soane Museum, London, UK

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y project takes a theoretical path in creating an alternative typology for preservation. It introduces a compromise between the desire for preservation and the cultural shift necessary for architectural expansion in the city’s future.

‘Formless does not mean the absence of form, for preservation certainly depends on pre-existing architectural forms. But while preservation aesthetics respond to the existing building’s form, they do not change it. Instead they supplement it with new interpretive frames altering the reception of its cultural meaning.’ Koolhaas, R., Otero, P. J. (2014) Preservation is Overtaking Us.

2016 The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Winner | Bronze Medal More information at: http://www.presidentsmedals.com/Entry-41801

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Project X

| ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation

Interpreting the concept of ‘formless’ in preservation means that architecture and heritage are no longer seen as permanent objects, but they keep transforming to re-frame their key spaces. The project becomes a series of processes and imagines an endless architectural development in terms of space, materials and technology. The processes form a unique methodology – ‘Extraction’ & ‘Projection’, through which the

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extension completes a cycle. As it keeps changing over time, it gives rise to many cycles which each reframes the previous cycle, and each provide different functions to support the theme of preservation. Within a fictional timeline, the project imagines Soane’s Museum will expand until 2075 and keep growing in the future. Projecting a massive shift in the desire of preservation, the second cycle in 2065 begins to

transform part of the extension to an architectural workspace, which dedicates to the needs of repairing and creating architectural artefacts for preservation.


Portfolio; Academic Works

The existing museum establishes the hierarchy between life and death by the use of collections. The basement layer of the museum contains artefacts which represents the end of life. Continuing the atmosphere, the cenotaph is set to be the lowest layer of the new extension. This may reflect the darkness of Sir John Soane in his later life.

The 1:75 model is created by 3D printing. Printing architecture reflects the beauty of the simplicity and symmetry of the design.

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Project X

| ‘Formless’ - An Alternative Typology for Preservation

The project intends to extend the building according to the original section by Soane. In the above drawing, similar atmosphere was created, and therefore leading the readers to Soane’s architecture.

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Portfolio; Academic Works


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SELF-INITATED WORKS

2015 - Combo Competitions, Prison Puzzle 2016 - Non Architecture Competition, Working 2016 - ARCHMEDIUM Student competitions,

Children Playground

2017 - Rifat Chadirji Prize, Mosulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housing Design Competition 2018 - Pilot Study on Underground Space Development Design Competition, Kowloon Park, Hong Kong 2018 - XLAB Summer Programme, Tokyo 2019 - Singapore National Heritage Board international competitions, Singapore Waterfront 2019 - Fontainebleau Summer School, France

Showing my passion in architecture and design, I have expanded my interest through both local and international competitions since 2015. The recent winning projects had been exhibited in Hong Kong and selected to be included in the feasibility study of the project by the Hong Kong government. I also participated in international summer programmes since 2018 with full scholarship, which provide a chance that to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Most of the programmes and competitions are collaborative works which transcend across different disciplines, including landscape, digital design, urban planning, and even music. These experiences build up my crossdisciplinary design vision.

(Photo) XLAB Summer Programme

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Portfolio; Self-Initated Works

XI. ACROSS THE SKY [宛自天開]

GovHK. (CEDD & PlanD) Design Competition | First Prize Winner More information at: https://www.urbanunderground.gov.hk/DesignComp.php

Competition Project; Hong Kong 2018

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e would like to bring the concept of sky and nature to the underground development. Unlike any other deadly, confined underground space, which totally segregates from the ground, nature is allowed to extend from the aboveground park to the underground through the use of natural elements like plants and waterfall. It stretches the leisure space more widely and deeply, differing itself from a typical park. Featured spaces all locate on the central axis. They drive the circulation in the park and provide multi-sensory, comfortable spatial experiences to the public.

collabrated with: Timmy Wu

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Project XI

| Across the Sky

1:50 Final model (Sectional Model of the underground space)

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Portfolio; Self-Initated Works

XII. SINGAPORE FOUNDERS’ MEMORIAL DESIGN COMPETITION Singapore National Heritage Board international competitions More information at: https://foundersmemorialcompetition.sg/

Competition Project; Singapore; 2019

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he Founder’s Memorial represents the strength of the nation, with its prime resource being the people. The nation was built by our forefathers through humility, persistence and teamwork. Hence, our approach intends to capture and manifest the Singapore spirit into a physical form, to give tribute to every individual person contributed to the society. Visiting the Founder’s Memorial will inspire and fuel aspirations in visitors for the future through sharing of values and the telling of the spirits of our forefathers.

collabrated with: Timmy Wu Monique Wong Aldrich Choy Chad Seah Frances Lai M.A.N Architects

Our modular system is highly adaptable where larger blocks symbolize special tribute to the leaders of Singapore. As the number of leaders increase, the modular structure can be adjusted to incorporate more of such blocks, mirroring the adaptability of the nation while maintaining integrity in strength. This creates steadily-evolving space that offers visitors uniquely intimate experiences each time they visit.

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MODULAR-BASED SYSTEM The use of a modular system is both economical and efficient to construct our design. Its high adaptability serves multiple purposes. Not only does it serves its landscaping purposes (eg. plants, ponds, turfing), it also provides a more functional value (eg. solar panel, art installation, water treatment, cooling purposes).

ROOFSCAPE DUALITY The concept of duality can be seen in the exterior and interior of the architecture. On the roofscape, the lush greenery on the upper surface exudes a sense of hope of what Singapore has today and what Singapore can be. Contrastingly, the bottom surface ceiling offers a more solemn atmosphere for the interior. With exhibits showcasing the trials and tribulation that past leaders have experienced, the experience is meant to be a nostalgic and grateful one.

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XIII. XLAB SUMMER PROGRAMME

Summer Programme (Greg Lynn + Kaz Yoneda Studio); Tokyo, Japan; 08.2018

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he xLAB Summer Programme is organised by xLAB – a small research centre in the Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design at the UCLA, in collaboration with Shinkenchiku-sha and A+U Publication, Dept. of Architecture at the Tokyo University and the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. I am honoured to be selected as the HKU’s representative in the 2018 xLAB summer programme and had participated in Greg Lynn + Kaz Yoneda Studio. We focused on Tokyo’s Mobility and consists of studios, seminar lectures and a symposium. Considering ‘time’ as the medium, the theme of mobility was addressing new advancement in technologies that change the way we move, including: self-driving cars, the sharing economy, movement in information space, and mobility without physical movement.

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Pool

Water Terrace Cultural Event Hall

Cluster C // 2 classrooms

Rooftop Garden W.C. (below)

Cluster B // 4 classrooms

Cluster A // 4 classrooms

Sunken Theatre

Teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge

Daycare Hall

Daycare Office // Entrance


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XIV. HIDE & SEEK ARCHMEDIUM Student competitions More information at: http://student.archmedium.com/competition/acp/results/

Competition Project; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016 ‘You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.’ – Richard Branson

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ide and Seek is a common game for children, but we reimagine it as a way of learning, hence creating such an atmosphere to visualise this concept.

collabrated with: Monique Wong Patrick Chiu Ryan Tung

The idea of the design makes use of architecture, landscape and spaces. The myriad of the three generates a series of obstacles along the learning journey. By overlapping different floating platforms, various underground and overhead spaces are created. Children hide behind columns and walls, find their own secret pathway in shades, create their most intimate moment with the space. We anticipate the space as an open school. Interiors, terraces, courtyards, public spaces and nature are interconnected with an undefined hierarchy. The open-ended nature unleashes children’s imagination.

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XV. THE CRADLES NON-Architecture Competition - Making | First Prize Winner More information at: http://www.nonarchitecture.eu/portfolio/the-cradles/

Competition Project; The United Kingdoms; 2016

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he Factory Festival is arriving to your city park near you!

You will also be able to catch these unmanned drone factories in action, extracting minerals and materials before manufacturing at the locations listed below.

collabrated with: Aldrich Choy Chad Seah Frances Lai

Invite your family and friends over to the festival where products are manufactured in front of your eyes using the most advance CNC robots on deck! The once isolated, rigid and monotonous concept of factory is redefined by having the community take back the process of making. People should return to a time when the process of making was essential. The experience of making is enhanced through the assistance of machinery.

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XVI. DENTAL CLINIC INTERIOR & GRAPHIC PACKAGE

Freelance project; Hong Kong; 2018-2019

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he Dental Clinic is in Taipo, Hong Kong. The client required a soothing and relax design throughout the clinic, to make patients feel homey when visiting the clinic. In achieving this, we first make use of natural colour palette to enhance this quality in both reception area and surgery room. I was involved in the whole design from concept stage to construction stage. Works range from drawing layout plans, choosing finishing materials to designing detail as well as in charge in communicating and monitoring the construction. Besides, I was also given chance to do the graphic package which makes the whole project of clinic more utilized and holistic.

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