"Urbitecture", in reality there is no definite distinction between the subject of Urban Design and Architecture. Both plays an significant role In the thought process for the design of any places or buildings. Except today contemporary design firms and schools are separating Urban Design and Architect into two professional practices. My interest has become to explore the proposition in the reconnection of the two disciplines.


Location Hong Kong

Founder Simon Chan

Website  http://www.urbitect.org/

After graduation from architecture school in Australia, I started working in Hong Kong and developed a very strong interest in Urban Design and Master Planning. Perhaps, different to most architects, my interest has leads to opportunities of working at a range of scales and different sectors; including Public Parks, Cultural, Education, Recreational, Commercial and Residential. After studying and analyzing different cities, urban patterns, planning policies and cultures as an Urban Designer, I have come understand both the significance a building or place plays as Architecture and simultaneously part of a larger Urban Context. Therefore, I now believe architecture is not only the art of “form, function, order, space & material”, but more strongly about making a place with specific agenda for particular people in an unique location within a certain timeframe. This has led me to believe in practicing Research-Based Design Approaches.

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