Exploring topics of urban overcrowding, housing shortage and Hong Kong’s urban spatial experience as a microcosm of extreme social disparity.
Examining the delineation between public and private space in the context of Hong Kong’s urban experience, and the sociological and spatial narratives it tells us.
As 21st century cities have sprawled outward, with their spiralling behemoth ring-roads and expanses of suburbia, Hong Kong has instead expanded more deeply and densely into and unto itself – continuously cutting and creating more and more spaces out of its complex, congested urban fabric. Here, like nowhere else, entire global supply chains and systems of power are condensed into one metropolitan experience, from Guangzhou factories that supply the world’s consumer goods to the dominating international financial institutions that dictate global markets. As the world’s systems and structures become more volatile and complex, so too does Hong Kong. And so too does the resulting urban fabric of the city as it continues to expand into itself; its pockets of hyper-locality, the superimposition and segregation of contrasting cultural worlds, the widening extremities of the social classes, the mounting influence of Chinese empire encroaching on spaces of Hong Kongnese identity.
WE PROVIDE CREATIVE STRATEGY FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT ™
interactive experiences and spaces, audio-visual installations, shareable digital artifacts, and beyond.
WE are an international network of designers, architects, developers, digital media creatives, producers, brand consultants, art directors, academics, and hustlers.
WE are a generative creative agency delivering branded designs, installations and interactives through a new-technology and research-led approach. We have produced work for museums, festivals, art fairs, public installations, and fashion & lifestyle branding and retail concepts. Our media team develops concepts, audience engagement strategy, experience design, and activations. Our production and design team renders this into the physical, interactive, multi-sensory built experience.
WE believe the international virtual and Internet platform is a means of local to global collaboration, and our trans-disciplinary approach to designing surpasses the traditional physical space. Online video conferencing has become a norm within our practice, to engage with collaborators beyond the metric space and within various international cities. We believe in the many portals of open-source forms of exchange.
As a design practice, we believe that the future of collaborative work includes engaging the design agency beyond the architecture, and probing into various forms of fields and practices, including digital media, advertising, software, design-fabrication, and beyond. Our collaborations range from production work for large cultural events, designs for high-end fashion companies, installations for cultural institutions, to object-based product researched designs. We believe in working towards answering the larger definition of what architecture encompasses within new global practices.
WE DESIGN TOGETHER ™.