The exhibition, co-curated by Ivan Valin, Susanne Trumpf, and Ceci Wong is shown at PMQ Hong Kong until 12.06.2022. It showcases a cycle of material research and experimentation within the built environment disciplines.
TAL-L is a database and teaching tool for landscape materials initiated by Ivan Valin and Susanne Trumpf. The digital database https://tall-materials.org/ is now online.
Susanne Trumpf and Ivan Valin have published in the OASE Journals’ #110 issue ‘A project of the soil’. The paper investigates the potential to reclaim urban soils as a dynamic resource in remaking the city for a more sustainable future.
The studio explored the core practices of landscape design in the context of the dynamic natural systems and contested territories along the coastal edge of Hong Kong Island.
The book about Kong Kong’s miniature public open spaces authored by Xiaoxuan Lu, Susanne Trumpf, Ivan Valin has been published by Jovis and is now available in stores.
The room divider allows the One-bedroom Apartment to be split into a flexible space making it suitable for a family of four to live – and occasionally to work. The ad-hoc transformation of a rental unit touches only minimally the existing structure making it possible to remove the unit like a piece of furniture.
The studio explored the relationship between the representation of landscapes and the production of landscapes. Students designed a series of spaces along a trail on top of Mount Davis shaping the integration between terrain, natural forces, and human habitation.
The seminar introduced students to essential digital and manual tools of design and representation in landscape architecture. During remote learning in 2020, students transitioned to ‘home fablabs’ with minimal means to manifest and facilitate learning through the immediate approach of crafting.
The seminar introduced key concepts of materials flows and examined the use of local earthen materials in contemporary landscape architecture. It used the exploration of material qualities as a tool to understand wider concepts of sustainability, urban resources, as well as fabrication and analysis technologies.
The studio explored the minority cemeteries in Happy Valley. Students proposed interventionist strategies for these often-overlooked urban enclaves, cultivating new relationships between the living and the dead, the past and the present, the tangible and intangible heritages within a high-density urban setting.
The course explores transformations of an urban landscape from a geotechnical structure into a constructed object experimenting with two- and three dimensional representation and 1:1 prototyping.
The exhibition Sparkle! Journey of a City Foot Soldier is curated by Sara Wong and features the work ‘Selections from the Hong Kong Stair Archive’ by Melissa Cate Christ and Susanne Trumpf. It is shown at Oi! until 06.01.2019.
The design suggests minimal strategies for revitalising the rooftop terrace of the Grade I heritage building housing one of Hong Kong’s longest established not-for-profit arts organisations.
The third edition of the Interstitial Hong Kong exhibition, co-curated by Ivan Valin, Xiaoxuan Lu and Susanne Trumpf, is shown at Fei Gallery Guangzhou from 21.07. until 31.08.2018.
The wooden rocking animal grows with the child. It adapts from a baby walker, to a rocking dog for toddlers, to a rocking stool for older kids.
‘Interstitial Hong Kong’ presents an interactive exhibit showcasing unique public small places as a network of physical, cultural, and ecological assets. We invite the public to share their experiences of small-space urbanism and to reimagine the Sitting-out Area’s potential within our city.
Two exhibits, ‘From Miniature to Synchronizer’ and ‘From Border to Mediator’, develop a critical spatial analysis of the city’s landscapes by collecting and communicating the organizational attributes of its public spaces.
The terrace and herb garden provide a retreat for staff of The Nest coffee shop, which supports adults with learning disabilities.
The article on the project Interstitial Hong Kong focuses on Sitting-out Areas, a unique public space typology distinguished by their small size and incidence in the interstices of the city’s physical structure.
Always at the edge of things and between places / 永遠在邊緣永遠在過渡 exhibits photography, architectural drawings, multimedia art and design works all around Hong Kong’s stairs.
The studio explores everyday landscapes in a high-density urban context to discover the exceptional opportunities for landscape design and social and ecological enrichment of sites throughout the city.
Based on site research in Cha Kwo Ling Village, students look on the results of our global society’s addiction to the ‘sweet life’ and investigate how city dwellers can move away from pure consumption and reclaim an active advocacy. A future projection of the village is shown in an immersive exhibition at Osage Gallery.
The collaborative planter making workshop teaches secondary school students to build planters from reclaimed pallet wood, which will be used at the school community garden.
The design studio explores basic tectonic interventions on two landscape typologies commonly found in Hong Kong: sitting-out areas and engineered slopes.
Inspired from keywords related to urban phenomena in Hong Kong, students of Environment and Interior Design formulate and develop own research topics as framework for the bachelor thesis.
CollageLab launches with their talk at re:publica a new call for papers based on the ideas resulting from the 2012 idea competition about society and urbanism.
Students of different architecture related disciplines from HAWK Holzminden in Germany come to Hong Kong for a 10 day study trip and visit local offices, urban villages and new town developments.
The SoundCloud office interior was nominated for the Architizer A+ Award! Susanne has been working on the design for the Berlin headquarter of the music platform with the architecture studio Kinzo.
The Aging Dragons Exhibition is part of the ‘Beyond Big Plans: Let’s reinvent planning’ conference, a pre-event to the ISOCARP 2015. Exhibits about Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo are shown in the Seoul City Hall from 12th to 22nd March 2015.
‘What’s the matter?’ is a call for calls for one issue of Tourette Journal and discusses a new ‘new materialism’, that has been emerging in architecture and related design practices which is attempting to grapple with what it means to live in the Anthropocene under the conditions of the Great Acceleration.
The Urban Council Building is a unique typology in Hong Kong. The dense generic super block is stacked with potentially incompatible civic programs: wet markets and libraries; sport facilities and waste collection centers; government offices and cooked food centers.