Condition / Hong Kong Villages

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
Seoul, South Korea

If “refuge” relates to creating a shelter from the pursuit of danger, our refuge aims to become a vessel to reconnect visitors to a slower, more primordial world typically associated with rural life. At first sight the refuge appears hermetic and impenetrable—a wall—yet upon closer inspection one acknowledges its porosity and is allured inside. This is a project about layers that relies on daylight to evoke a filtered atmosphere, a space for contemplation and disconnection, a place to pause. The walls are extruded following a curved section which destabilizes the form. Upon entering one steps into an interstitial space where the structure of the refuge is revealed and eventually encounters a timber “temple” structure shrouded in a veil of fabric that acts as a membrane to collect the shadows from the lights cast through the tiled screen.


  • Title: Condition / Hong Kong Villages
  • Creator: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Location: Dongdaemun Design Plaza(DDP)
  • Location Created: Hong Kong

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