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How to Rebuild Architecture

IN architecture, everyone’s a critic. One of us, Steven, was recently driving down Elliott Avenue in Charlottesville, Va., his hometown, with his 88-year-old mother. They passed a house designed and built by architecture students at the University of Virginia. To Steven, an architect, this model for affordable housing — a tough pair of stacked boxes, sheathed in corrugated metal — was a bold design statement. But to his mother’s eye, the house was a blight on the landscape, an insult to its historic neighbors. READ More>

ESKYIU | Hong Kong | designvanguard | Architectural Record

Dec 9th 2014 – The AIA Hong Kong Chapter is proud to announce that two of its members, Eric Schuldenfrei, Associate AIA & Marisa Yiu, AIA, founding partners of ESKYIU, have been selected by Architectural Record magazine for Design Vanguard 2014 recognition.  In its 15th edition, Design Vanguard showcases emerging firms from around the world that are expanding the role of the architect by championing new approaches to design and practice.  More details about this special recognition of ESKYIU’s work can be viewed HERE.

Architectural Record’s annual Design Vanguard issue brings together emerging architects who are already doing some of the most innovative work in the field and are ones to watch. Vanguard architects are selected by a panel of professionals including deans of architecture schools and critics from around the country after they reviewed design portfolios.

HKU Architectural Department: Public Lecture by Juhani Pallasmaa

Lecture Synopsis:

Architectural projects are products of imagination. In addition to a projective imagination, an empathic and embodied imagination is needed to grasp the experiential and emotive qualities of the designed spaces, as well as their resonance with life. The designer place herself in the imagined setting in the role of the future occupant. Read More >


The Missing 32% Project – Repositioning Architecture by Equitable Practice

Survey: Early Findings


Equity in Architecture Survey 2014

The following is a summary of early findings from the Equity in Architecture Survey. We are working on a more comprehensive report that will be based on what was presented at the Equity by Design Symposium on October 18, 2014 in the months to come. While this is a broad overview “road map” of the analysis, there is much left to interpretation and further analysis. Nevertheless, we foresee this body of work as a means to start the conversation about Equity in Architecture. There will inevitably be more questions than answers as you begin to understand the findings and we encourage you to share this information with your colleagues, firms, alumni networks, and AIA Chapters.  READ More >

deTour 2014

Conceived in 2004 as a concurrent event of the Business of Design Week, DETOUR has become an annual programme showcasing Hong Kong as an international creative hub and featuring inspiring designs from young and emerging creative talents. DETOUR consists of a series of events and programmes incorporating the most original, bold and stimulating ideas from both Hong Kong and across the globe. It created a knowledge network of young talents, emerging designers/artists, local as well as international, to exchange ideas and experiences. This is designed to engage the larger population and let the entire city come together to celebrate the creative ventures around town.

DETOUR 2014 @ PMQ: The former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters played host to DETOUR 2009 and 2011; so it is most fitting for the newly opened PMQ to host this year’s event; bringing international content onto our premises, mixing them in and interacting with our local design tenants to create opportunities for inspiration, connection and collaboration.

A wide variety of events in the form of creative workshops, design dialogues, installation; gallery week, opening, etc. will take place and open to public participation (free of charge) from November 28th – December 7th.

Theme: Co-creation As an important concurrent event of Business of Design Week, Detour 2014 intends to engage wider participation, including designers at PMQ, overseas and local designers and local community to join force to bring awareness and value to design, arts and culture. Utilizing PMQ as the anchor site, young creative talents are free to express themselves in different forms and medium. Commercial operators in the neighborhood and other communities are encouraged to promote and celebrate creativity in design, arts and culture

Date: November 28, 2014 (Friday)

Venue: The Courtyard, G/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central

Reception: 5: 30 PM

Ceremony: 6:00 PM

Dress Code:  Casual

RSVP: by email to on or before November 26, 2014 (Wednesday)

AIA Hong Kong – December President’s Message

Dear AIA Hong Kong Members and Friends,

As we come to the end of the year, I want to first and foremost express my gratitude to the AIA Hong Kong Chapter team that have been so committed, giving and wonderful to work with throughout the year.

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