Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Tanni Lam, Johnny Chiu, Adrian Lo

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Through their concept of turning a traditional library inside out, Tanni Lam, Johnny Chiu, and Adrian Lo started with a simple architectural question: Why can’t we turn this inside out, have the users surround the books, thus huge openings, views, ventilation, visual dialogue, can be exchanged between inside and outside? All great libraries in the world have the books surrounding them, covering the space, but this design is a living library, a library that opens up new vistas for us, adding depth to our perception. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Institutes of Higher Learning Proposal / Adrian Lo

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, a budding architect, shared with us his first prize winning proposal for the Tropical Architecture Design Competition for Institutes of Higher Learning. His concept, “Architoptoe,” is defined as any architecture that is designed to fit a specific “social-urban-environmental biotope”. i.e. a design through understanding a city or a macro-area as a ecological system (a natural system evolved through a set of cultural, social, economical, historical and environmental rules.) Each archi-biotope is a small-scale zone with unique events and programs that are mixed and hybridized. More images and project description after the break.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Boundary Crossing Facilities proposal / Adrian Lo

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Architect Adrian Lo shared with us his proposal for the -Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Boundary Crossing Facilities Competition. See more images and architect’s description after the break.

New Links New Kwun Tong Design Ideas Competition proposal / Adrian Lo

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Architect Adrian Lo shared with us his proposal for the New Links New Kwun Tong Design Ideas Competition (see all the results here) in . The competition invited local professionals and the general public to submit ideas and concepts with innovative designs for the two pedestrian link systems in Kwun Tong for reference and implementation.

See more images and architect’s description after the break.