The HKU Architecture Degree Show 2021 exhibition was held in the University of Hong Kong Knowles Building Architectural Studios from early June to early July 2021. Happening in the era with shifting paradigms and uncertainties in the city, the key visual for the series of events, including Final Review, Public Review and Degree Show, carries the theme “In the making”.
Commonly applied in architectural studies and presentations, the visual presence of modeling foam blocks serves as an idiosyncrasy of the graduation showcase of architecture students. The rough texture, vibrant colors and unpolished look perfectly reflect the creativity, authenticity and honesty shown in the final works of the graduates. The shapes of the foam blocks seen on the visuals are related to the topics studied and discussed in their final works, including robotic architecture, collective housing in Hong Kong, the influence of social circumstances to architecture in Hong Kong, etc., these blocks are virtually stretched, twisted and stacked in various ways to generate relatable yet surreal imagery to give a quirky but exciting vision to the unknown future awaiting.