Biennale Architettura 2016 – Collateral Event
The 3rd Stratagem
When you do not have the means to attack your enemy directly, then attack using the strength of another. Trick an ally into attacking him, bribe an official to turn traitor, or use the enemyʼs own strength against him. Borrowing a knife to kill means making use of other’s resources for one’s own gain.
So Kwok Kin is Registered Architect in Hong Kong and has academic background of both Architecture and Fine Arts, combined with design studio and art teaching in local universitiesm for which he has just been nominated as Resident Artist. His recent work examines the issue of “One person space” and the power evoked in such condition.
The 7th Stratagem:
You use the same feint twice. Having reacted to the first and often the second feint as well, the enemy will be hesitant to react to a third feint. Therefore the third feint is the actual attack catching your enemy with his guard down. This stratagem plays on the yin-yang relationship between existence and nonexistence, truth and falsehood, substance and appearance, fullness and emptiness.
Yung Chung Kwong, Sunny a Registered Architect, co-founded “cocoon architecture” after working for some renowned local firms like Rocco Design. He had received the “Perspective Award 2009” for the Best Residential Interior. Yung was named one of the 40 outstanding design professionals under the age of 40 by Perspective Journal in 2015. Yung was also a part time lecturer teaching architecture in universities.
Being the winner of the Young Architects’ Award in year 2008, Chiu was named one of the 40 outstanding design professionals under the age of 40 by Perspective Journal in 2009. She is the founder and design principal of “cocoon architecture”, her works have been selected to exhibit at
Hong Kong Art Center, detour, etc. She is also an assistant professor teaching thesis for the Master of Architecture and other design studios at the University of Hong Kong and other institutes since 2010.
The 11th Stratagem:
There are circumstances in which you must sacrifice short-term objectives in order to gain the long-term goal. This is the scapegoat strategy whereby someone else suffers the consequences so that the rest do not. This may mean losing a battle in order to win the war or making a concession in order to achieve the main goal.
Tony Ip, Deputy Director of Sustainable Design at Ronald Lu & Partners, is a multi-disciplinary, research-driven green architect. Devoted to community services, he is an inspiration to young architects. He is Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Architecture Centre, Director of the YMCA of Hong Kong, Deputy Chairman of the HKIA Board of Internal Affairs and HKGBC Green Building Faculty Expert. Tony won the HKIA Young Architect Award 2010 and EcoStar Award 2014.
Kenneth Tse graduated from The University of Hong Kong in Master of Architecture in 1997. He won the first prize in an architectural competition for the Centre for Youth Development, and became one of the founders of Meta4 Design Forum since 2000. In this Venice Biennale, Tse will bring the story about the residents’ difficulties against the urban development and the rally for “retaining heritage, retaining people” in Hong Kong.
NGAI Chung Hon, Angus is apracticing registered Architect in Hong Kong with the design background of furniture, environmental and architectural design. He has been searching for innovative and advanced design methodologies of masscustomisation by adopting the order of nature and oriental ancient philosophy. His thesis and research of Fractal Geometry discovered in local vibrant streetscape in Hong Kong was presented and awarded for The Hong Kong Young Architect Award 2012.
Stanley Siu grew up and studied in New Zealand where he received his Bachelor of Architecture from UNITEC School of Architecture. He returned to Hong Kong after graduation. In 2014, Stanley has received the Young Architect Awards 2013 organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects. In 2012, Stanley founded the international awards winning Hong Kong based architectural firm daydreamers design. In 2013, “Rising Moon” won the Gold Award of Lantern Wonderland competition organized by the Hong Kong Tourism. In 2015, Stanley was invited by Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group to design a 23 meters tall “Hong Kong Christmas Tree” by the Victoria Harbour.
Maggie Ma has been practicing architecture for commercial and community projects for 9 years. Her specialty is humane design and socially sustainable design strategies. In 2013, Maggie and Mark Kingsley set up DOMAT community & architecture, a not for- profit architectural practice to realise architectural projects in social context through research, design and implementation in Hong Kong and China.
Aden Chan graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2007, and the University of East London in 2010 respectively in Architecture. Since then, he has been practicing in the UK and Hong Kong. In 2013, he co-found Daydreamers Design and in the same year he received Gold Award in the Lantern Wonderland 2013 design competition. “Rising Moon” was then realized in Victoria Park Hong Kong and opened to the public. Rising Moon has managed to receive numerous prestige local and international architectural awards in 2014 & 2015.
Jason Tang is a registered architect graduated from the University of Hong Kong and Architectural Association. He was awarded the British Council Chevening Scholarship in 2003, Young Architect Award in 2009, ‘40 under 40’ designer award in 2012, and the Hong Kong Youth Service Award in 2014. Jason is currently teaching at the Hong Kong Design Institute. This exhibit is a collective work of Jason’s HKDI students, co-led by Julia Mok and Thomas Chan.
The 31st Stratagem:
Send your enemy beautiful women to cause discord within his camp. This strategy can work on three levels. First, the ruler becomes so enamored with the beauty that he neglects his duties and allows his vigilance to wane. Second, other males at court will begin to display aggressive behavior that inflames minor differences hindering co-operation and destroying morale. Third, other females at court, motivated by jealousy and envy, begin to plot intrigues further exasperating the situation.
Tang Kwok Hin, mixed media artists, Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008, first prize winner of Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award 2009, 2013 Asian Cultural Council grantee. His art appropriate daily and personal context intended to tell hidden stories between daily life and art towards cultural and social affairs.
The 33rd Stratagem：
When the enemy is superior in numbers and your situation is such that you expect to be overrun at any moment, then drop all pretence of military preparedness and act casually. Unless the enemy has an accurate description of your situation this unusual behavior will arouse suspicions. With luck he will be dissuaded from attacking.
After graduation from University of Sydney in 2000, Billy came back to HK to explore the opportunities lying in Mainland China. While the ride on this huge economic growth was successful, his mind was never too distant from the fundamental of architecture, i.e. the people. Joining Community Development Committee of HKIA since 2006, Billy has been instrumental in connecting architecture with the general public.
Calvin has been actively participating in community services and promoting local architecture: he was the curator for “the X-Block HK!” exhibition in 2011; as co-founder for architect volunteering team under HKIA; and also acted as the taskforce member to promote the teaching kit for appreciation of Architecture in Secondary School Curriculum during 2012-13. Apart from being the Honourable Mention winner of the Young Architect Award in 2013, he had also received the leadership award in the Professional Volunteer Service Accreditation Programme.
Nikki Ho graduated from the University of Minnesota and the University of Hong Kong with a Master Degree in Architecture. She worked in New York, Beijing and returned to Hong Kong and founded a design studio – RICE Studio. She won the 1st prize in professional group of GIF Design Ideas Competition – Hong Kong Science Park in 2013. She also dedicates to community services and exhibitions. She is a teaching assistant at the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. TSENG Yen Wei, William
Dr. WONG Ying Wai Wilfred, GBS, JP
TSENG Yen Wen William, Chairperson
CHU Hoi Shan Paul, Vice Chairperson
FUNG Yin Suen Ada , JP
LIM Wan Fung Bernard Vincent, JP
YEUNG Lai Fong Alice
(Formed by members from HKIABF and HKADC)
LIM Wan Fung Bernard Vincent, JP, Chairperson
YEUNG Lai Fong Alice, Vice Chairperson
Representatives from HKADC
FU Chin Shing Ivan
KWOK Wing Shing Vincent
TANG Wai Man Tony
WANG Wei Jen
CHUNG Wang Leung Thomas
FUNG Yin Suen Ada, JP
KUNG Yick Ho Alvin
TSENG Yen Wei William
SIU Kwok Kin Stanley
CHAN Pui Hong Aden, Exhibition and Venue Design / Finance and Sponsorship
YUNG Chung Kwong Sunny, Graphics, Editorial and Publication
SO Kwok Kin, Exhibition Programme and Setup
TSE Kam Wing Kenneth, Exhibition and Venue Design
NGAI Chung Hon Angus, Event and Education
YIP Chi Lam Paul, Media and Public Relations
SIU Kwok Kin, Stanley
CHAN Pui Hong Aden
YUNG Chung Kwong Sunny
SO Kwok Kin
TSE Kam Wing Kenneth
NGAI Chung Hon Angus
CHIU Hang Mei Mary Grace
IP Chung Man Tony
HO Lai Ki Nikki
CHAN Kai Chung Calvin
CHAN Kwok Kuen Billy
TANG Yiu Lun Jason
MA Kit Yi Maggie
TANG Kwok Hin
Rita CHEUNG, Registrar
Vivian SIE, Senior Manager
Tobe TO, Project Officer
Yuki CHOY, Account Officer
[HKADC Administration Office]
Winsome CHOW, Chief Executive
Brenda LAM, Cultural Exchange Manager
Betty MAK, Planning & Cultural Exchange Director
Florence LAU, Cultural Exchange Senior Officer
In appreciation of HKIA Past President Mr CHUNG Wah Nah for his Chinese Calligraphy
LAU Ka Lee Gloria