Chan Hiu Fung
ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM
Chan Hiu Fung Portfolio Architecture & Urbanisam
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master of science in Sustainable Architecture of Multi-Scale Project
a reclaimed realm matter matters the (un)finished plan the invisible skyscraper(s) the urban earthworm
bachelor of science in architecural studies
cloud eco-village buddhism museum
It has been around 10 years since I was introduced to architecture, still I find great curiosity and motivation in the working towards the betterment of peopleâ€™s life in various ways. When I chose to carry out my graduate studies in Italy, a place of which language I donâ€™t speak, culture unfamiliar, I was prepared to learn. Everything about an architecture has to address problems that are real beyond our imagination to the people that we supposedly design. And it can only be done by pushing the extra mile to stipulate the foundation of a good project in regards to realistic circumstances. A good reference to real life is the experience of having to always work in a group, which calls for great organisation, communication and understanding, considered everyone has different educational and cultural backgrounds. Perseverance is underrated, whether it is during study or while working on a professional project, we just have to believe that there is always a better solution.
NAME Hiu Fung CHAN DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH 28/ 10/ 1987, Hong Kong NATIONALITY Chinese PHONE NUMBER +852 6093 2684 E-MAIL email@example.com SKYPE firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS RM 1312, TAK ON HOUSE, HAU TAK ESTATE, JUNK BAY, KOWLOON, HONG KONG LANDGUAGES Cantonese English Mandarin Japanese French Italian
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EDUCATION 2014-2016 Politecnico Di Milano, Master of Architecture, Milan, Italy ( DISTINCTION ) 2006-2010 City University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Architecture, Hong Kong, China 1999-2006 St. Francis Xavier’s College, Hong Kong, China WORK EXPERIENCE 2014 Architectural Assistant, Spence Robinson Limited, Hong Kong 2012 Graduate Architects, Woodsbagot Asia Limited, Hong Kong 2011 Architectural Designer, Vpang Architects Limited, Hong Kong 2010 Architectural Designer, SLHO & Associates Limited, Hong Kong 2008 Internship, EDGE Design Institute Limited, Hong Kong COMPETITIONS / AWARDS 2014 Gold-PoliPiacenza 2014 Scholarship, Politecnico Di Milano 2010 Thematic Pavillion For Expo 2012 Yeosu, International Competition 2010 Open Building, International Competition 2009 Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition 2009 Tsim Sha Tsui Pier Plaza, Local Design Competition 2009 Design in Teheran, International Competition 2008 Built-Expo, City University of Hong Kong, ( WINNER ) RESEARCH 2016 Unbuilding Hong Kong: Public space in highly urbanized cities 2010 Exploration and Encounter: Visitors Experience in Daniel Libeskind Museum WORKSHOPS 2015 Gentrification, Sociology of Urban Space, Ranci Ortigosa Costanzo 2015 Feeding (the) Landscape, OC Summer School 2015 2014 Cave in Cadiz, Urban Design for Public Spaces, Pico Valimaña Ramón Antonio SOFTWARE / SKILLS AutoCad +++++ 3D Max +++++ Revit ++ SketchUp +++++ Rhino + + Adobe Illustrator ++++ Adobe Photoshop +++++ Adobe InDesign ++++ Blender + + Physical Modelling ++++ Freehand Drawing +++
Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture of Multi-Scale Project 2014-2016
A Reclaimed Realm
“ The process of re-evaluation on the old buildings is to draw people’s attention to the businesses that are already struggling to compete beyond the ground floor, to inject values into the community, and to help them escape the fate of being bulldozed and replaced. ”
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
A new kind of urbanism- manipulative, dispersed, and hostile to traditonal public space - is emerging both at the heart and at the edge of town in megamalls, corporate enclaves, gentrified zones, and pseudohistoric marketplaces. It marked the beginning of the realization that public space was being stealthily privatized and commodified.
60s SHADOW BLOCK
70s HYPER BLOCK
A LOOK TO THE DENSITY
It comes as no surprise that most would recognize Hong Kong as a vertical city, and are fascinated by the round-the-clock ethics and its â€˜concrete jungleâ€™ physique. However, 75 per cent of its land is made up of rural areas and the entirety of 7 million people has to cram into just a fraction of the city, bringing us a population density of 25,600 per square kilometers.
The chronological transformation of building typologies in Hong Kong is a tell-all of how a group of people had sacrificed their cultural and historical heritage in exchange for shinier things. The fact that a 30-floor skyscraper with 100% ground floor site coverage and a 7-floor pre-war building could seemingly co-exist in the busiest of city center is an act of monopoly for futilely, some years soon, the little ones will cease to exist.
80s PODIUM BLOCK
90s - NOW HYPER PODIUM WITH TOWERS
perceived realm of exploration
Manipulation of this social psychology has led to many successes in the cloaking of public spaces, both by the public and private sector. The only way to provide for a better urban experience is therefore to implement the reciprocal mentality - to amplify the welcoming clues within the pedestrians’ limits of visual field.
Supply of explorable area (PLINTH)
Normal Visual Field Visual Field with framing device like trees, awnings billboards, verandas An active plinth is also desirable from the psychological standpoint of the pedestrian. People are naturally drawn to places where an array of activities is on public display. Through the careful placement of urban furniture such as trees and awnings, the visual field could be refined into a designated zone. When what one can see is filled with active plinth, the street archieves an equilibrium state embracing ‘an attractive character’, ‘continuity’ and is mutually beneficial to both pedestrains and businesses.
PARIS Typical section of secondary roads on a neigborhood scale
In Paris, plinth seldom goes beyond the ground floor. In Hong Kong, nominal height of plnth is 15m. Relaxed sensory environment Beyond saturation Saturation Sensory overload and confusion Plinth not getting exposure
HONG KONG Typical section of secondary roads on a neigborhood scale
compete or commune
BUILDING SEMANTICS In Hong Kong, honoring the position of being the world’s freest economy, people get to throw out buildings like soup from yesterday when they are not making enough money. Buildings of different era, scale, colors and functions standing side-by-side like ant and elephant are as natural as it gets without the, at times needed interventions from the authority. Co-existence of veranda type and podium type on the same street, despite their obvious differences, are commonly found in every urban centers of Hong Kong. VERANDA BUILDINGS The continuous belt of shops on the ground floor, together with the hybrid zone cultivated under the veranda, create an ideal public realm where haggling activities are on display, where locals exchange news of the day and workers upload their goods on a daily basis. PODIUM BUILDINGS Obsessed with cleanliness, any temporary fixtures placed near the perimeter of the building are swiftly removed by the management team. The ‘privately owned public space’ that the developer has agreed to provide could be on the podium level where the public has very little access, or they can be inlaid into the internal.
TYPICAL TYPES OF BUILDING IN HONG KONG Veranda Type vs Podium Type
On the verge of seeing these historical buildings completely disappear, we must review our options of bringing them on par again with the kind of urbanity that will work against the impediment of street life and celebrate the freedom in public realm.
SEMI-OPEN SPACE DISTRIBUTIONN Veranda Type vs Podium Type
alley of autonomy
It is a common scene throughout Hong Kong where retractable stalls occupy the alleys and back lanes, appropriating the â€˜forgotten cornerâ€™ once again with their specialized trades. Managed by citizens, these stalls had filled in and administer a stronghold of continuity on street level. These in-between spaces displayed an organic beauty in freedom, tied the community closer and kept the alleys safe.
01 LATENT LAYERS
02 TECHNICAL SUBTRACTION
Back lanes Existing podium platform
Structural Frame Circulatory Core Subtractable Unit
03 INTERACTION WITH NEIGHBORS
04 MOTIVATION FOR SUBTRACTION
Action Reaction Low levels setback to extend open space High levels setback to create views and ventilation
Integrated POPS Floor area compensation
01 A symbosis of the old and the new, a correction to insensitive planning, re-propered through a new network of public spaces 02 A proper public domain free from the corperate decree, more interactve activities can now be accomodated in the widened back lanes 03 Moderated spectatorship provides safety and trust within the neighborhood 04 Multi-leveled plinth of no more than 15m, reveals forgotten venues by elevated looking platforms 05 Three dimensional public space that are physically and visually accessable is installed through subtraction
The notion of two dissimilar organisms co-existing in intimate association – a symbiosis is always a better solution than the destruction of either party.
URBAN DEMOCRACY The project’s aim of joining two disparate building typologies into a balanced union is an attempt to ‘keep’ rather than ‘spend’. It crosses the matter of sustainability, whereas taking down buildings generates construction wastes by the tons; it also posts a question to our mentality, and to our democracy. Measuring city and architecture solely by their monetary values does not bring prosperity; instead it sought despair from the mass. The quality of public realm, public space is instead a better indicator of people’s general happiness, with largely universal parameters: visual clarity, accessibility, inter-visibility and level of mass involvement.
“ Whilst today our public realm is shifted heavily into the virtual world, it was merely an indicator that says our physical public space is not good enough. We are still by and large physical beings, who rely heavily on public space and social interactions to abide to the better values in our society.”
Hervé Dubois Massimo Galluzzi Stefano Di Vita
Jin Sihuan Yim Siu
Our goal is to decode the distinctiveness into an understandable language and formulate them into a new play with great characters that make sense to our generation. Understanding Neighborhoods
Place des Fetes
Legend of Qualities
Institution/ Public Buildings
long street - Boring
Under- ultilised Public Space
the urban matrix
shops/ workshop crossing time crossinga
principle of transformation
01 URBAN CONNECTIONS
LATERAL SPACE DEFINITION
1:2 / 1:3 STAY
02 IDENTIFY THE BOUNDARIES PATH FRAMING
SEPARATION WITHOUT FENCES
CONNECTION OF URBAN VOID
03 BUFFER BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
CONNECTION OF URBAN VOLUME
atelier / workshop
buffer zone between public / private
commune to connect
PLACE DES FETES
PLACE DES FETES
Community Medical Centre
Community Exhibition Centre
Semi- Private Open Space
Workshop Space for Residents
proportion / orientation
1 Offset by 4-6m from edge to sculpt a buffer zone from built volume to void space and a cutoff line parallel to main building faรงade to emphasize focus
2 Connecting one public space to another, shapes are mapped out to suggest which way to go
3 Potential stagnant area (!!!) from blank walls assess the directions for diners will face
soft landscape / hard landscape
4 Using darker, slightly reflective material to signal higher fluidity; rougher material to signal slower pace movements and encourage stay
5 Support the continuum of flow through level difference, in this case also serve as public seating
6 Trees are placed as an aid to soften the edge between private and public where platforms are not present, street lights are placed along the material change
bounded vs buffered
the reciprocal relation
New Passage to Plaza
Adaptive Community Community Galleria Terrace Garden
Overview of Community Plaza
Overview of Village Street
THE (UN)FINISHED PLAN
â€œIf urban fabrics are an enormous architecture unfold, each fabric must perform differently but still comes together as a whole.â€?
Vives Sanfeliu Lluis Chen Jun Ho Vecchi Giancarlo Badalona, Spain Tung Lam Nguyen Giorgio Pernasilici
Our site stands between grounds of historical richness, as little as there were to look – mellow warehouses built of pure functional needs, narrow streets that are out of proportions, also out of proportions the thermal chimneys – any traces of absurdity is indispensable in en-thriving the area in its own characteristics. Contrast by the near regions of Barcelona and Badalona, an area that has not been purposefully planned for humanistic use is juvenile. But as much as the glorious dwellings on historical success press on – developments are optimized and visions are finite. As we look to the future, possibilities are innumerable. Necessary is an urban form that facilitates the notion of ‘capacity’ and ‘motivation’ for new programs to kick in. Centralized Open Space
Monumentation of Node
Transitional Open Space
Infiltrated Open Space
Disposition & Direction
Buffered Open Space
Placing at a Distance
mutation of grids
Nodes Existing building preserved for their architectural merits and new buildings conserving the industrial vibe
Lines Redefining the area as part of the surrounding fabric
Surfaces The latent network derived from the existing vacant ground surfaces, creating possible open spaces network.
fill in the blanks
Preservation & Revitalization
Transition & Activation
The idea of raising the unfinished tissues as the proposal of the Masterplan was intended to be sustained by the people. To allow the habitants to â€˜fill in the blanksâ€™, the borders of considerations has to be pushed into multiple dimensions from the perception of a single block to the perception of a cross-site axis; from visiting a facility to the sequence of land uses one experience in a trip, from visible to latent. The strategies are not mere layering of separate networks, but are generated one after another and all at the same time.
Preserved structure and extension
Occassiona Large Event Space
“ A building isn’t a building, she and they are going to be disappointed by the outcome. A skyscraper will introduce congestion, cast shadows, and interrupt quaint 19th-century views—in Paris or anywhere else in the world.”
Hervé Dubois Roy Nash Gianluca Vita 11e arrondissement, Paris Giorgio Pernasilici Elena Saccaperni Yim Siu
presence of landmarks
Landmarks connected with overlapping walking zones of D400
Landmarks connected by visual axis
Landmarks that fell into the visible zones of taller landmarks
An analysis of the abundance landmarks of Paris focuses on the presence of the structure projected to city strollers. Every landmark was marked with a D400 meter walkable zone presence. Structures that height over 35 meter were considered having a larger presence zone of D600 meter. While super structure Tour Eiffel and skyscraper Montparnasse projects presence zone of over 1 kilometer, meaning people approaching can feel the presnce of the landscape much earlier, implying the probability of exploring the surrounding area on foot.
MISSING LINK Through the analysis an isolated landmark is spotted - Church of ST. MAGARITE. Disconnected with its counterparts, an inactive district is spreaded under the bounds formed by connections of nearest landmarks.
finding the sites
Landmark Explorable Zone Physical Boundary Main Road / Connection Density Saturated Area
OVERLAYING LANDMARK AND DENSITY ANALYSIS
Unactivated Streets Activated Streets Secondary Road / Connection Density Saturated Area Main Road / Connection
MAPPING THE STREET POPULARITY
Density Saturated Area
Existing Landmark explorable zone New Skyscraper Explorable Zone Physical Boundary Main Road / Connection Density Saturated Area
COMPLETING THE MISSING LINK WITH 2 NEW SITES
The chosen site(s)
Unblocking the city strategically
Urban plaza for better connection
Subsidary connection for better access
Increasing interfaces by leveling the sites
Maximising distance to the skyscraper(s)
Stepped- Farming Block
Internal Viewing Deck
Sport Ground & Event Spaces
Neighborhooh Block Rebuild
Stepped Atrium Pool Deck
Plinth & Urban Connection
the urban earthworm
“Every week I have to wash my filthy curtains. But I can’t take my lungs to the dry cleaners, it is unrealistic to imagine that it might become a park. ’’
Professors: Location: Team:
Pessoa Pereira Sebastiano Citroni São Paulo, Brazil Haolin Wu Maria Anna Di Lorio Stephanie Bart-Mensah Yim Siu
Set Back at Road Junction
Skylight for under space
General Masterplan (Partial)
Section showing planters for gardening
Extension to neighboring unused site
Space for temporal activity
Set-back Vertical access from for street ground floor widening
TYPICAL SECTION 1:20
Section showing new skylight on the highway Glass Floor Construction Detail Floor finish Min. 1.5 clear containment Sealant 24mm double glazing tempered glass
Perimeter member Aluminum Part
Bridge Set Back at Road Junction
Overview of the Under Space of Highway
Title Auckland Downtown Masterplanning Location Auckland, New Zealand Client Private design The Masterplan development has been informed by a thorough analysis of both the immediate and wider site; together with its physical, historic, cultural, demographic and commercial context. The Masterplan recognises the transformative potential and civic ambition contained in the 2012 Auckland City Centre Masterplan. The Downtown development is constrained by a number of significant factors - existing buildings (& their clients), adjacent assets, existing and proposed transport connections (Bus, Rail), planning controls and subterranean development (CRL).
Title Quanzhou 818 Master Planning Location Quanzhou, China Client Private Design The vision of the masterplan was to create a community identity that celebrates Quanzhouâ€™s traditional architectural heritage with itâ€™s modern skyline image. In the masterplan, a series of walkable neighbourhoods integrates with the public landscape in which commercial activity was also evolved alongside. The public open spaces here provide symbolic as well as functional importance to the network in order to encourage interaction and the sense of community.
Title Kunming Granduer Plaza Facade Design Location Kunming, China Client Private SCOPE This shopping mall facade design consists of elements like aluminium panels, perforated panels, footbridge, large projection screen, double height glazing facade, etc., the extensive combination of the above elements gave the project extra challenges in the detail design stage.
Title HANG LUNG CENTRE RENOVATION Location Wan Chai, Hong Kong Client Hang Lung Properties Design The renovation consists of the re-designed facede of Hang Lung Centre as well as a new proposal of the circulation that aimed to increase lettable area and add value to its physical presence.
Title Hong Kong (Various) District Sitting- Out Area Location Tai Wo Hau/ Lai King/ Yuen Long, Hong Kong Client Leisure and Cultural Services Department scope This project is under the District Minor Works Programme of LCSD, it includes documentation, design and project co-ordination between clients, contractors and engineers. Proposing the suitable fitness equipment, play equipments, benches as well as plants are also within the scope of this project.
Title Honk Kong Public Housing Redecoration Works Location 18 Public Housing Estates, Hong Kong Client Hong Kong Housing Authority partner Prudential Surveyors International Ltd scope The social significance of the outlook of public estate lies in the identity it gives to its residence and the color in specific, could have an impact on their psychological well-being. Montages using existing photos were to be made for every single faรงade and parapets alike in 18 estates over the course of one season. Each color scheme was approached by systematically generated palette and are finalised by representatives from the public sector.
Title Garden Terrace Podium Deck Design Location Mid- Level, Hong Kong Client Private Design The podium deck design was aimed to maximise the the usage of the exisitng deck area that left over from the dormination of the existing pool area. With the screening effect created by the plants, this small deck area was able to transform itself into a space that includes multi- zoning and privacy level, which hence accomodates more programmes for the future use.
Title Fine-dining Restaurant Bar Design & Build â€˜Zummer Hideoutâ€™ Location Wan Chai, Hong Kong Client Private Design The duplex fine-dining experience was set to be part-French and part-Italian. Working with a tight budget, furnitures and fixtures from the previous rentee were up-cycled to contribute to the new western vibe. The project was overseed from design to the opening.
Title ERB Service Centre Location Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong Client ERB Design This conceptual proposal for this job placement centre aimed to create an atmosphere that give hopes to the unemployed. The transparent design of the glass boxes as well as the half- height book shelves run through the whole centre that allows natural lighting penetrate into the central main circlation.
Title Competition ‘Hong Kong Art Centre Renovation’
Location Wan Chai, Hong Kong Design To refresh and transform the atrium, public spaces and galleries of the HKAC into a multi- functional, flexible, environmentally friendly and barrier free space which meets the public’s demands of contemporary arts and culture hub. Such design also take into consideration on both functional and aesthetic purpose.
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
feature workshop entrance
The Architecture itself act as an “exhibit” to the visitors. By adopting the essence of the natural element - CLOUD, unpredictable routing are brought upon the visitors’ journey. The visitors are to find their ways around the centre, re-trace, and have ‘seen but not been’ experience. All these are attempts to call for a memorable visit, rather than a typically mundane education.
Original Site Condition walkway to building site to adjacent building
plaza cycling path
Dominant Pedestrian Flow exhibition hall A
exhibition hall B evaporation/exhibition
Building Mass Formation
centralized spatial connection 0 1 2
ramp linked to
Building Mass Connection
G/F 0 2 5
a wondering process
condensation exhibition hall
hall of spirit
Conceptual Section evaporation
o cycling path
a Exhibition Hall g
ramp from G/F
d Hall of Spirit
e Viewing Platform e
f Void g
Exploded Axonometric Diagram
Vegetable Farm Restaurant & Cafe
Eco - Village
Just as any typical development in Hong Kong, this reclaimed land also bear undulating terrain. The fundamental idea of the EcoVillage is to minimize intervention to the natural environment, take advantage and hatch. On that note, the main passageway is set to cross the plain axis of the site. Habitants fetch from the ease of access - opportunities for various designated programmes to thrive as the terrain builds up are granted - successive micro-developments are expected and overtime, mellow is the land adjacent to the main passageway, and new unexpected programmes would be generated.
a sustainable life experience
Central Activity Pathway
Detaching the irregular space form to Emptiness
Growing your journey in a reciprocal visual arrangement
Irregular Space Form The whole exhibition centre can be read as a group of irregular space form linking together, through detaching the spaces sequentially, you will be able to go deeper into the knowledge of Buddhism.
Clue or Riddle In Buddhism, every living thing is actually undergoing a repetitive journey until achieving extrication. In showcasing this winding life journey, visual clue/ disturbance is set throughout the whole visiting experience, so as to increase the probability of route selection, and at the same time creating an unique journey for each visitor.
Gradual change of space volume to embrace the start of learning process
Steady form of space knowledge in Buddhism
Section C-C’ for
Exaggerated space form for sharing and interaction
calmness through chaos
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Published on May 26, 2017