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"Rocco's architecture relates with context, tradition and the communities of men in a way that produces, so to say, 'poetically reactive objects' linked with world culture (not only the Chinese one)."Michele Calzavara, professor, architect, and critic
No one has built more public buildings in Hong Kong than the architect Rocco Yim. A sequel to Being Chinese in Architecture published in 2004, Presence highlights Yim's fourteen architectural projects across southern China, including museums, educational institutions, a public library, government houses, and district redevelopments. The main proposition raised is of "architecture shaping the city" and "the city shaping architecture."
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About the Author
James Saywell: an architect and author based in Hong Kong. He is one of three principals of design firm Line Studio, Editor of Hinge magazine, and has contributed to or authored various monographs on Asian architects.
Michele Calzavara: an architect, critic and contributor to architectural magazines L’Architettura Cronache e Storia, Abitare, Domus and others. Consultant for the strategic design company DEGW in Milan, Munich and London from 2005 to 2008. published various design monographs and essays and was a lecturer at the international seminar (ACE) Architecture Culture Environment in Macau, China, in 2006. currently teaches as Professor of Architectural Design at the Politecnico di Milano.
Peter Cook: founder of Archigram group in the 1960s. appointed Life Professor at the Staedelschule, Frankfurt. Professor of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London from 1990-2005, subsequently Elected Professor of Architecture of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Cook has published numerous noteworthy publications including ‘The City, Seen as a Garden of Ideas’. He was knighted Bachelor in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2007.
Marco Imperadori: university professor and designer. Focuses on high energy-efficient buildings, innovations in architecture and sustainability. He is scientific coordinator for Politecnico di Milano jointly with Institute of European Studies of Macau China (IESM), of the program Architecture Culture Environment (ACE). Currently Rector’s Deputy for all the Far East for Politecnico di Milano University, he is also the principal, with Valentina Gallotti, of design studio Atelier 2, Milan.
Table of Contents
10 The Confidence of Space / Sir Peter Cook
14 Rocco Yim: A Maieutic Architecture / Marco Imperadori
19 Rocco Yim: embodying a subtle and complex aesthetic / Michele Calzavara
24 About the Creator
26 Guangdong Museum
54 Guangzhou City Library
70 Baoan Cultural Complex
84 17 Miles East Coast
94 Huawei Conference Villas
106 Jiu Jian Tang
120 Yunnan Museum
134 HKSAR Government Headquarters
168 Teaching Hotel Complex, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
182 School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
192 Teaching Complex at Western Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
204 HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
218 West Kowloon Cultural District Conceptual Plan
237 A Dialogue: Rocco Yim and James Saywell
250 Project Information