Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Article source: Emmi Keskisarja, Pekka Tynkkynen & LEAD
The Dragon Skin Pavilion is an architectural installation designed and built for the 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture. The Pavilion utilises a newly developed environmentally friendly material called “post-formable” plywood, which incorporates layers of adhesive film to allow easy single-curved bending without the need for steam or extreme heat. With no material loss, a CNC mill divided 21 of these 8×4 plywood sheets into eight identical squares, and accurately cut the unique connection slots that were programmed into the pavilion geometry by computer.
Interior Perspective (Image Courtesy Dennis Lo)
- Architects: Emmi Keskisarja, Pekka Tynkkynen & LEAD
- Project: Dragon Skin Pavilion
- Location: Shenzhen Pavilion, Kowloon Park – Roof Garden 2, Hong Kong S.A.R.
- Design: EDGE Laboratory for Architectural and Urban Research, Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture; Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD)
- Design Team: KristofCrolla (LEAD), Sebastien Delagrange (LEAD), Emmi Keskisarja (EDGE), PekkaTynkkynen (EDGE)
Client: 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture
- Project Dimensions: 4.5m (width) x 3.5m (depth) x 2.5m (height)
- Photography: Dennis Lo Designs
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Article source: AFFECT-T
The brief for our design of the Jardine’s Lookout Flat was for a contemporary apartment with open space and light for an elderly client. The client wanted something extremely contemporary so she could leave all the detritus from her previously crowded flat behind, she wanted something unique with light natural materials, and something with plenty of storage should she need it. All of these being a challenge anywhere were uniquely challenging in the climate of Hong Kong with local contractors unaccustomed to complex three dimensional forms a lack of access to high quality materials or longer construction timeframes as in Europe or America. The challenge of the flat also proved to be its making as it was a blend between high and low-tech that required expertise and craft to deliver much of the difficult forms rather than purely through an architect led process.
Image Courtesy Luke Hayes
- Architects: AFFECT-T
- Project: Jardine’s Lookout Flat
- Location: Hong Kong
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Article source: Julien Hubert & Thomas van Gaver
Located in the heart of mong Kok district, the BUBLLE X project is an object of desire. It promises the existence of a carnal place, where sensuality, eroticism and exhilaration prevail. The BUBBLE X project will be a place which draws inspiration from the satisfied and unsatisfied fantasies and sex drives.
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Article source: Urbanplunger
…let me see you stripped…
The project by the young architectural studio Urban plunger has been recently awarded the third prize in the Night Club Hotel in Hong Kong international competition. The main idea is to create a suspended building structure to comply with the extremely compact planning in Hong Kong. The whole structure is elevated above the ground by leaning on the nearby buildings.
- Architect: Urbanplunger
- Project name: Night Club Hotel in Hong Kong
- Location: Hong Kong, China
- Area: 20,000 square meters
- Competition date: 2011
- Competition scale: International competition
- Place in the competition: 3rd prize
- Design team: Eugene Liashuk, Tatiana Keskevich, Alexsandr Kuzmianchuk.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid
Our designs dissolved the classic typography of tower and podium to create a seamlessly fluid new structure – establishing a vision for future achievements and referencing the university’s rich tradition. Conceptually, the university’s many different programs provided a guiding principle – ‘collateral flexibility’ – governing the tower’s internal logic.
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Innovation Tower
- Location: Hong Kong, China
- Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
- Project Architect: Woody Yao
- Project Leader: Simon Yu
- Project Team: Hinki Kong, Yang Jingwen, Jinqi Huang, Juan Liu, Bessie Tam
- Competition Team: Hinki Kwong, Melodie Leung, Long Jiang, Zhenjiang Guo, Yang Jingwen, Miron Mutyaba, Pavlos Xanthopoulus, Margarita Yordanova Valova
- Local Architect: AGC Design Ltd, AD+RG
- Structural: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
- Building Services: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
- Landscaping: Team 73 Hong Kong Ltd
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Article source: Caramel architekten
Hongkong gets a new landmark!
Outstanding, glossy, pink – a stack of enjoyable soap bubbles…
The visitor can be carried away into fi ve different dreamworlds found in the largest bubbles – choose your favourite topic, or book an around the world LOVE trip – all just in same place! A unique interior design, top-class nightclub with catwalk, a bar, a dining room, a spa area with massage cubicles and fi nally variety of hotel rooms of your choice are awaiting you in each of fi ve adventure bubbles.
Just let the journey begin!
Mong kok night club
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Article source: Rocco Design Architects Ltd
The proposed Conceptual Plan for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) aspires to evoke a social energy conducive to the spirit of exploration and discovery, hence the essence for long-term sustainable cultural development for Hong Kong.
Aerial View from the West (Images Courtesy Pak Chung)
- Architect: Rocco Design Architects Ltd
- Name of Project: West Kowloon Cultural District Conceptual Plan
- Location: Hong Kong
- Category: Future Projects – Masterplanning
- WAF Entry: 2011
- Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner
- Photography: byPak Chung
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Article source: THE XSS Limited
The Starlit Learning Centre is empowering the referencing of form and space through setting up the layout to fit various programs by applying the Ancient Rome City Planning. The interiors facade was comprised of various materials, patterns and colors which inspired by the scenery of New York Central Park.
- Architect: THE XSS Limited
- Name of Project: Starlit Learning Centre
- Location: Hong Kong, China
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Article source: OMA
Three imperatives drive the concept for Chu Hai College’s new campus: a compressed time frame of two years for completion, the natural beauty of the site – a verdant hill overlooking Castle Peak Bay in Hong Kong’s New Territories – and Chu Hai’s venerable history (starting in 1947) of multidisciplinary education.
Chu Hai mat (Image Courtesy OMA)
- Architects: OMA
- Project: New campus for Chu Hai College Hong Kong
- Location: Castle Peak Road, New Territories, Hong Kong
- Status: Schematic Design
- Client: Chu Hai College
- Site: 16,500m2
- Program: 28,000m2 of educational facilities including library, classrooms, offices, studios, cafeteria, lecture theatres, gym, staff accommodation
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind
The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre for the City University of Hong Kong will provide facilities that will enable the University to become the first in Asia to offer the highest level of education and training in the creative media fields. The Centre will house the Centre for Media Technology and the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology. Studio Daniel Libeskind is working with Leigh & Orange Architects and expects the building to be completed in 2010.
Media Centre (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)
- Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
- Project: The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
- Location: Cornwall Street, Hong Kong
- Competition: 2002
- Completion: 2010
- Client: City University of Hong Kong