Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture

Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture

© Cheng Xiao Thomas© Guo Jia Jeff© Cheng Xiao Thomas© Cheng Xiao Thomas+ 27

  • Design Team:Abdul Yeung, Cheng Xiao Thomas, Guo Jia Jeff, Mao Yiqing Tim, Tiffany Leung of HKU Department of Architecture
  • Organizer:Art Promotion Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong
  • Course Supervisor:Wang Weijen, Jason Carlow
  • Fabrication Consultant:Ricci Wong
  • City:Hong Kong
  • Country:China
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© Cheng Xiao Thomas
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Text description provided by the architects. When the phrase public space is mentioned, places like park, plaza, courtyard, or even pocket space in alleyways immediately come into people's mind. These provide opportunities for people to gather, to meet, to engage in activities and programs, which are the main attributes of public spaces; to encourage public interactions.

© Abdul Yeung
© Abdul Yeung

Our site is located in a large open plaza in the park. Through our observation, it fails to develop its potential of providing good public space for people. By installing our intervention on the site, not only does it serve as an attraction to the crowd, but it gives the plaza its definition and theme. It also allows people to interact with our intervention and generate different activities and programs within and around the structure.

© Guo Jia Jeff
© Guo Jia Jeff
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© Cheng Xiao Thomas
© Cheng Xiao Thomas

By using the construction method of stacking with standard modules, the intervention helps loosely define spaces of different sizes, enhancing the potential dialogues amongst them. The reflective materials placed on one side of the modules help to create dual-effects of the structure: as a wall with perforations to divide space on one hand, and build up virtual images of the plaza in relation to the real plaza environment on the other.

© Cheng Xiao Thomas
© Cheng Xiao Thomas

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Cite: "Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture" 10 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776829/pixel-wall-abdul-yeung-cheng-xiao-thomas-guo-jia-jeff-mao-yiqing-tim-tiffany-leung> ISSN 0719-8884
© Abdul Yeung

像素之墙 / 香港大学建筑学院研究生学生

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