It's really amazing and rewarding experience to exhibit two artworks "Sky Gardens for Co-living" and “Light and Air for Biotope” in the 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition. May I invite you to visit the "VB2016 Hong Kong Response Exhibition" at Oi! Street on 4 May - 30 May 2017?
There is no Green Architecture, only Architecture for Green Living. How can the greenest be bargained in the highest and densest urban living city for every single building?
Reporting from the front:
"Over 2/3 HK population are living in highrises. Thousands people share a single building footprint and a piece of skyview. Meanwhile, most of architects are dealing with highrise development projects every day. As an architect in HK, how can we bargain liveability and sustainability apart from efficiency and profitability of saleable areas?
The title of my work is PNA'P, which stands for Practice Notes for Architects' Pre-emption. This PNA'P echoes with the over 500 practice notes issued by the government as guidelines somehow mandates for the frontline architects to follow.
My two artworks symbolize two PNA'Ps but from the perspective of liveability and sustainability
The PNA'P ADV 076 Sky Gardens for Co-Living. It is not uncommon to have over a thousand people living in a single highrise building. The population is comparable to a small town. So, we need quality communal green spaces at various high levels for urban dwellers. Especially for children and elderly people, they need communal green spaces at doorsteps for play, chat with neighbors and interactions with nature.
The PNA' P ADV 099 Light and Air for Biotope. The current practice mandates skyview for light and air, and projections for flowerboxes. This artwork symbolizes a window or window frame to promote human nature interactions and even for birds to stay.
For reporting from the front, I edited 4 video clips capturing what the 'greenest', 'densest', 'highest' and 'nature' interpreted by HK citizens.”