Borrowed Nature

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Our commissioned piece Borrowed Nature opened on 1st December 2017 as part of the Design Society’s inaugural ‘Minding The Digital’ exhibition in the Main Gallery.

Borrowed Nature is the latest development in our studio research and ongoing exploration in kinetic structures which has been refined and developed in the studio.

In the Digital Encounter zone, Borrowed Nature is part of the exploration of how human and machines intelligence meet in design, and to question where human values such as connections to traditions, craftsmanship and the environment will be integrated in the future.

The exhibition is designed by MVRDV and considers the myriad forms of digital creativities critical to China’s shift from a historic manufacturing centre to its current reinvention as an innovative hub.

Accompanying the exhibition is Minding the Digital’ publication edited by Design Society and published by Tongji University Press which features our essay ‘Interpreting Landscape in the Digital Era’.

Thank you for the support of Design Trust and special thanks to the curatorial team, Carrie Chan, Siyun Tang and our team Roy, Dorothy, Wing Qiu, Benny, Kyle and Allan Au.

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Minding the Digital, © Design Society  Photo:Zhang Chao

Urban Dialogue Singapore

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In the next instalment, international travelling exhibition Urban Dialogue opens at the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s headquarters in Singapore until mid-November 2017. The narrative and featured projects are curated through an accessible and clear freestanding reconfigured arrangement of panels.

Together with the exhibition will be two lectures, the first of which Stefan Krummeck introduces the exhibition through ‘Planning for People: Sustainable Urban Growth in the Face of Land Scarcity’ followed by a lecture focusing on placemaking at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore.

SKY YUTAKA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sir Terry Farrell CBE who has been awarded the 2017 Royal Town Planning Institute Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards urban design and will be speaking at the Asia Society Hong Kong on Thursday 26th October 2017 about the future of city making as a creative and collaborative endeavour.

With thanks to the URA team; Professor Puay-peng Ho and the Kingsmen team in Hong Kong and Singapore, and Farrells’ team Simon Ben and Jackie.

Exhibition venue: URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore, 069118

Exhibition period: 12 October – 15 November 2017, 9am – 6pm (closed Sunday)

Urban Dialogue – Shanghai

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The Fourth stage of Farrell’s international travelling architectural exhibition opened in the Bridge 8 Art space transforming the converted heritage building in the Huangpu District of Shanghai into the latest venue which continue a series of discussions on the role of sensitive urban design at a time of global urbanisation at an unprecedented scale.

The gallery layout has been adapted to continue the narrative of the Urban Dialogue theme and recent industry recognition of awards of some of the featured buildings since the launch of the exhibition tour in Hong Kong.

Exhibition venue: Bridge 8 Art space—1908 Granary, 1247 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Exhibition period: July 8th – August 5th 2017 (Closed Monday), opening hours 9:30am – 5:00pm

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Celebrating Women in Architecture | RIBA International Week

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Sarah joins in the Royal Institute of British Architect’s inaugural International Women in Architects 2017. As part of the Royal Institute of Architecture Hong Kong’s Chapter social media campaign (#EthelDay) in honour of Ethel Mary Charles who was the first female to gain membership to the RIBA and the original role model for aspiring female architects at the beginning of the 20th century. Find out more about the event and Ethel Charles at the following link:

Join the RIBA International Week and share in the International thunderclap at 1pm (BST)/ 8pm (HKT) on Wednesday 5th July:


WKCD Exhibition

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SKY YUTAKA have completed the design and production of West Kowloon Cultural District’s first major public exhibition since the public engagement exercise in 2011.

As part of Hong Kong SAR’s 20th Anniversary Celebration event organised by the Development Bureau and Planning Department, the ‘Impressions – Hong Kong’ event focuses on different aspects of Hong Kong’s built environment and ‘Cultural Hong Kong’ is a celebration of creativity and culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

The exhibition aims to introduce the vision and principles behind the creation of one of the largest cultural hubs in the world through integration of information displays, video, architectural models, touchscreens and VR in addition to an interactive model. Working closely with the client, SKY YUTAKA developed a bespoke solution for the interactive model from concept, design and fabrication and installation of the interactive model which introduces the key features related to the district planning over various levels.

Exhibiting at Level 3, City Gallery, Hong Kong from 20 June until 30 November 2017.

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22nd Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (IFVA) Awards 2017

Sarah will be participating as jury member of the forthcoming Media Art category of the IFVA 2017.
Responding to this year’s theme is about Clash of the Indies, the awards represent the cross-fertilization of creativity, knowledge and experience on media creation among different regions in Asia, this year includes entrants from Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong.
Tickets are on sale for the screening which will be after the awards ceremony on 9 March at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

10X100 exhibition – Hong Kong Edition at Qube, PMQ

The Eight Gates Pavilion and Rain Flower feature in the 10X100 Exhibition – Hong Kong Edition under categories of Theorizing and Mediating. The projects are presented amongst 100 projects which covers architecture over the last ten years and aims to foster a collective dialogue of architecture and urban designers from China and Hong Kong. The exhibition will run until 5 March 2017.

Gift of Light

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Launched at the K11 Art Space, Cosco Tower in Sheung Wan and voted winner of both Judges and Popular Vote Prizes, the installation has potential to be developed for future development for furniture and ambient lighting displays.

The work is on exhibit at PMQ, Staunton, 3/F, S312, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong until January 3rd 2017.

Thank you to Matthew, Suen, Maggie and Megaman team for their technical input and support through the development.





Reflections is an architectural installation consisting of 9m high, over 100m long metallic nylon foil suspended from the ceiling of the public piazza in K11 Hong Kong.

It has computer controlled lighting system and audio sound to create immersive experience for the visitors during the evening. During the daytime, it interacts with sunlight and create array of reflections at the space underneath.

The audio sound is specifically composed for this installation by musician Osamu ( who is currently based in London.

SKY YUTAKA also designed the corresponding A World in a Well Pop-up store by K11 Design Store at the Atrium which surrounds the signature artwork of Song Dong including interactive printing booth and modular display units. 

Venue: K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong 

Open daily, until Jan 2017




A&D Trophy Awards 2016


Under the Professional Architecture and Landscaping category, SKY YUTAKA have been awarded Best of Category for the Eight Gates Pavilion for The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In this 13th edition of the regional architecture and design contest, the A&D Trophy Awards recognise excellence in architecture, interior design and product design across Asia-Pacific and beyond.

We would like to thank Stephen Leung and the CUHK team for their support and extend our congratulations to the other award winners and in particular A-JAR, Edmond Wong Studio whose Pop-up theatre was part of the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong) received Certificate of Excellence in the ‘Best Pop-Up’ category and past CUHK student Vickie Ka Ki Ma who received joint ‘Best of the Best’ Student trophy.