Invisible Landscapes -Unfolding Histories of Shing Mun River

Previewing our ongoing landscape installation at construction stage, ‘Invisible Landscapes’ describes the evolution of Sha Tin’s unique urban landscape through a riverside walk of twelve permanent site-specific architectural interventions. The journey introduces the audience to the town’s historical past through a series of spatial devices which reveal a narrative of selected moments in one of […]

Architecture and Nature

Area affected by tsunami, Yuriage, Sendai, Photo 2013-05-01 (Yutaka) Architecture and Nature: Today many of us live in a city environment similar to Hong Kong where we have access to seemingly unlimited supply of food, commodity and energy supported by variety of mega-infrastructure network. Standing inside the cities’ densely populated urban labyrinth, one often feels […]

Learning from emerging architectural principles

Learning from emerging architectural principles: If role of architects is to act as constructive intermediary in society between the stake holders who actively change the built environment and the inhabitant, what should today’s architects aim be? In other words what are the key architectural principles that are applied to generate city of today and future? […]

Thinking about Architecture for Tomorrow

“Thinking about Architecture for Tomorrow” is translated title of public lecture held by Japanese architect Toyo Ito at School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in October 2012. The lecture followed workshop and discussion forum in the morning with the final year master students. Toyo Ito has been a strong influential figure for my […]

Learning from Japan

Learning from Japan: The 2012 Japan Summer Trip organised by Yutaka Yano from SKY-YUTAKA, Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, proposes to visit the West of Japan, starting from Osaka – Kyoto – Kanazawa – Shirakawa-go, then back to Osaka before returning to Hong Kong. Drawing on Japan’s eclectic […]