Architectural Design and Theory III (18-19)
Mr. KUNG, Yick Ho Alvin
B.S.Sc. (Arch. Stud.) (Hons) CUHK,
Master in Advanced Architecture (Digital Tectonics) IAAC/UPC
HK Registered Architect,
LEED - Green Associate,
BIM Certified Expert - Level I,
HKILA - Affiliate Member,
Public Architecture Design,
Digital Tectonics & Fabrication,
BIM in Design, Construction & Management
Alvin KUNG was educated at UC Berkeley and Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, before his Master at CUHK. He received numerous design recognition, including First Prize, FuturArc Prize 2010; shortlist in HKIA Young Architect Award 2013 and CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award 2016.
With diverse working experience, from international office in Copenhagen and top locals in HK, Alvin is keen on designing with social and technological impact; creating for society and future generations.
Since 2013, Soundscape, Tamar Park, has brought him the Gold at the Design for Asia Awards, and opened his door to public space design. Netscape was the first large-scale beach installation in Hong Kong, at Clear Water Bay in 2017. He then won competition, by the HK Government for public furniture Urban Railization, an experimental prototype of mundane infrastructure, opened in summer 2018.
While architecture cannot satisfy his vision to the betterment of public place, Alvin becomes a lecturer cum professional consultant in Landscape Architecture, HKDI, since 2016. With the team, the pavilions and landscape with cultural themes were installed in Yim Tin Tsai and Ha Tsuen. Both his permanent and temporary works were showcased in symposiums and exhibitions in Vienna, Barcelona, Berkeley, Tokyo, Taipei, Shenzhen, etc.
Building Information Modelling is another skill sets of Kung, who was the key player and leader in BIM Awards 2011 and 2015 subsequently, let alone individual achievement of Young BIMer of the Year 2014, HKCIC. Alvin is in the Assessment & Examination Committee, HKIBIM, since 2017.
Launched in 2016, City Gem is exhibited artwork and accessory brand, inspired by architecture with endangered criteria and social meanings. This has been shortlisted in Golden Pin Design Award. By the same 3D-printing technique and miniature concept, Life in the Cells is displayed in Hong Kong Pavilion, Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition 2018.