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portfolio by ho ka yee, mandy

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I’m mandy ho, an illustrator and designer from Hong Kong. I am extremely passionate about creating beautiful and innovative illustrations and ideas.



. mandy ho .

. p e r s o n a l . name age date of birth nationality


ho ka yee, mandy 22 23rd november, 1994 hong kong

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, City University of Hong Kong (2016)



. s k i l l s .





Revit architecture

3D Max



Vray for rhino

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Aftereffect


architecture visualization

3d modeling

graph design

Microsoft Office

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: .working experience.

sep 2016- jan 2017

may-oct 2012

sep 2014- may 2016

part-time art teacher, tin wai learning centre duties involved: • spot and cultivate students creativity

part-time draftsman, campus development and facilities office, cityu duties involved: • coordinate and produce technical drawings for fitout and renovation projects

officer, hong kong housing society

duties involved: • provide support on the mass in-take and events during the project launch

jul- aug 2013

may- aug 2015

jan 2017- present

summer intern, hong kong housing authority duties involved: • typing invoices and letters; and • drafting

summer intern, s. t. wong & partners ltd duties involved: • typing invoices and letters; and • coordinate with project managers on both drawings and actual site condition

working holiday, australia


. a c a d e m i c

w o r k s .

-playful architectureHigh rise tower design

- l a n d f o r m a r c h i t e c t u re artist village design

-mod ula r x fl exib ili t y residential design

- b i o t o p e c i t y shopping mall design

- c o n te n ts -

.non- academic works.

-working experienceinterior rendering design

-joint-U installation art eventm e d i a d e s i g n

-CityU architectural studies graduation showexhibition design

-other design workssketches and photographs

- c o n te n ts -

-playful architectureHigh rise tower design


This project aims to explores strategies for controlling density, porosity and proximity to reinterpret the ultra-high density mass housing block as a vertical extension of the city’s fabric in mong kok. Play tower is proposed to enhance social interaction and health condition of the living environment in mong kok.

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morning 0700

spring 1/3


afternoon 1400

noon morning


site opportunities //


night 1800


summer 1/6

autumn 1/9








Hong Kong parents’ expectations toward free public playground in H o n g K o n g Reference: HK Playground Association

/pleɪ/ (noun.) activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation.

85.2% claimed they will bring their children to playground

People send 1.7days per week in playground

only 31.1% think there is enough play space

What makes people do not go to playground”? Poor hygiene- 58.1% Not attractive enough- 46.7% Not safety enough- 42.9%

Play tower aims at emerging a new building typology to create urban play space to introduce recreational facilitate to the district and make Mong Kok become a tourist destination

design development// Play tower introduced the idea of density, porosity and proximity to reinterpret the high density mass housing block as a vertical extension of the city’s fabric and activities. The idea is started from defining the three terms and then generates 2d graphic to 3d model. And finally apply to the building.

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ground floor treatment//

People are coming two sides and crowed in front of the site

Create path to guide people to the entrance lobby

Set back from the argyle street to create more open space

The faรงade can also be siting space for resting

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Structure Glass panels


Mullion Automatic shading fins


1 2 3 4 5 6


Mullion 120mm x 210mm Low E coated glass Spandrel panel 50mm insulation Fire seal GMS bracket

Floor plans//

Ground floor p l a n

1st floor plan (connect to future b r i d g e )

4th floor plan (play t o w e r )

10th floor plan ( h o t e l )

17th floor plan(hotel)


- l a n d f o r m a r c h i t e c t u re artist village design

The project sited in hok tsui village. The project aims to re-interpret it to an artist campus. The landscape in hok tsui is beautiful and rarely found in hong kong. rather than flatten and destroy the site, the building design echoes with the concept of the master layout planning and attempts to respect the site by letting the design to fit the contours of the land, and allowing people to experience the original terrain of the site. original landscape is a lso p re s e rv e d t o min i miz e t h e disturbance to the site.



master layout planning// beautiful landscape surrounded the hok tusi village, yet the lack of site planning caused the disrespect and destruction to the landscape. to response to such a striking site, the main idea of the planning is to recapture all the original natural elements of the site. all the vegetation are preserved and the building blocks are arranged according to the topography of the site to minimize the impacts to the site. moreover, different entrances and the zone planning of the programs also separated the visitors from the village, which minimize the disturbance to local villagers.

master layout plan//

Axo diagram of the mlp//

concept// The artist village is mainly designed for artists from different universities and some visitors, such as villagers, art lovers and hikers. Therefore, the design attempts to satisfy the needs of all the users, while providing a kind of privacy to the artists. To start with, the floor plan is arranged according to the contour of the site. to allow people experience the terrain of the site, stairs with seating space are introduced as a common space for artists. the roof also created terraced green gardens according to the topography. visitors can rest on the roof stair to appreciate the large open space nearby. the roof also connect to the carpark, which separate visitors from entering the village. moreover, courtyards also provided visual connection for visitors to appreciate the common space underneath.

sustainability //



d e s ign p ro c e s s/ /

common space

storage studio

equipment room common space


pantry studio

roof plan

seminar room studio

g/f plan

spatial experience// to echo with the concept of landform, the spatial experiences of different programs also imitate the nature environment. studio space is visually connected to other studio spaces and the courtyard outside and the cladding system is mainly formed by the local stones from the hok tusi to imitate the nature feeling.




1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 8

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detail A: courtyard and green roof

detail B : r o o f

detail C : s t a i r

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

vegetation 120mm soil 2mm filter layer 25mm solid drainage 1mm waterproofing layer 50mm thermal insulation 2mm vapor control layer 150mm r.c 20mm concrete tiles mortar 1mm waterproof layer 50mm thermal insulation 150mm r.c

west elevation

south elevation

site section a-a’

site section b-b’

-mod ula r x fl exib ili t y residential design


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: site interpretation // The design of the residential building is creating a configuration of units which can provide a functional, comfortable and pleasing living environment for the residents. The design is different from other residential building in Hong Kong, as it considers how the flats can be designed to be potentially suitable for not one particular family but many future families. And this would involve consideration of how flexibility and adaptability may be built into the design to allow changes to suit different preferences. The residential tower is located at Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, where buildings are not closely located. The surrounding are mainly residential, with littler commercial building. The layout of the flats are formed based on the views. And two alternative typical floor plan are design. Site plan//

concept// The floor plan is started by combining two squares, so that the intersection area can be used for the core. The arrows in the diagrams show where is the street views that can be achieved from the every units. Finally, two typical floor plans are formed for two and three families units with maximizing the views and flexibility.

Room arrangement//

Typical floor plan b

Typical floor plan a

Living room Dining room Bedroom Kitchen Bathroom

Flexibility approach// Columns and beams are used as the main supporting elements, as it allows higher flexibility of design the flat layout. However, with regards to load bearing, shear walls are also used to provide a certain degree of durability and stability.

Ele v a tion s//


Typical floor plan A//

Ground floor plan//

Roof plan//

- b i o t o p e c i t y shopping mall design

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: /ˈbaɪəˌtəʊp/ noun 1.(ecology) a small area, such as the bark of a tree, that supports its own distinctive community

This project aims to explore an alternative design, small-scale shopping center, with theme proposed to suit the overall building. The design attempts to represent Sheung Wan, a macro-area with a system evolved through a set of social, economical, environmental, historical and cultural values. The open space is located at the center of the site with the shopping centre, which served as a combined entity, so as to take on a more meaningful urban character as a whole.

site interpretation //

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1. Macro-area system concept

2. Central open space

3. Sloping & layering

4. Outdoor staircase

pattern of circulation// Outdoor staircases is main vertical circulation for the visitors. As the location of the staircase is connected the two streets, open space and gardens, people can visually experience these space. For the horizontal circulation, visitors visit the shops in circular pattern to visually experience the historical tree in the courtyard. For other floors, visitors circulate in a linear way.

roof plan

4th floor plan

3rd floor plan

2nd floor plan

1 st floor plan

ground floor plan


arrangement of retail units//

arrangement of stairs//

proportion of area for different functions//

south elevation//

west elevation//

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the open space is designed with the shopping centre as a combined entity, so as to take on a more meaningful urban character as a whole. The open space is designed at the center to connect kau u fong to gough street and provides connection with the historical tree, together with additional greenery and seating space for neighborhood and the visitors to enhance their quality of life by recreating more recreational area in the district. To echo with the theme, the staircase is serves as seating area and the sunken garden provides space for workshops.

section a-a’ //

section b-b’ //

-working experienceinterior rendering design


Beside the works from the studio works in school, I like working on different kinds of design. I have an aspiration to provide beauty and cosiness to our lives.

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-joint-U installation art eventm e d i a d e s i g n

For CLOUD PAVILION | 雷 雲 · 建 築 The installation art is a collaboration between students from the University of Saint Joseph and City University of Hong Kong. I am one of the media designer, who participated in creating an advanced digital design techniques to vernacular construction materials. The pavilion is intended as a link between Macau’s historical building traditions and contemporary cityscape.

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-CityU architectural studies graduation showexhibition design Being one of the art designers of the exhibition, I and my committee members participated in contributing ideas of the exhibition theme, logo and booklet designs, and the construction of the panel stands etc.

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CityU Architectural Studies Graduation Show 2016

Design is something that is important part of my everyday life. I believe that a person loves art and design should be creative, self motivated and hard working at all times.

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-other design workssketches and photographs

-other design workssketches and photographs

I enjoy taking photo when I travel, as photos can document an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and history etc.

presented by ho ka yee, mandy


I’m MANDY HO, an illustrator and designer from Hong Kong. I am extremely passionate about creating beautiful and innovative illustrations an...


I’m MANDY HO, an illustrator and designer from Hong Kong. I am extremely passionate about creating beautiful and innovative illustrations an...