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South By Southeast | Yung Ho Chang | FCJZ

South by Southeast | Yung Ho Chang | FCJZ

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Il centro interdipartimentale FULL – the Future Urban Legacy Lab e la China Room sono lieti di annunciare il sesto appuntamento del Ciclo di seminari: Le legacy urbane tra patrimonio, diritti e innovazione, a cura del Prof. Carlo Olmo, con la lecture dell’architetto Yung Ho Chang dal titolo South by Southeast. Discussant Michele Bonino. La lecture si terrà nella  Sala della Caccia del Castello del Valentino.

Yung Ho Chang, è Professor of the Practice nel dipartimento di Architettura del MIT, di cui è stato direttore, è stato direttore e professore del Centro di studi universitari di Architettura dell’Università di Pechino. Ha ricevuto il suo MArch dall’Università a Berkeley, California, e ha insegnato negli Stati Uniti per 15 anni prima di tornare a Pechino per fondare il primo studio di architettura privato cinese, Atelier FCJZ. Ha esposto a livello internazionale come artista e architetto, numerose pubblicazioni trattano del suo lavoro tra cui la monografia Yung Ho Chang / Atelier Feichang Jianzhu: A Chinese Practice. La sua ricerca interdisciplinare si concentra sulla città, i materiali e la tradizione. Spesso combina le sue attività di ricerca con la professione.

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FULL – the Future Urban Legacy Lab and the China Room are pleased to announce the next session of the Seminar Cycle: The Urban Legacies Between Heritage, Rights and Innovation, curated by Prof. Carlo Olmo, with the lecture of architect Yung Ho Chang titled “South by Southeast”, and with Michele Bonino as discussant.  Next October 26, 2018 at 17:30 at the Sala della Caccia, DAD, Castello del Valentino, Torino.

Yung Ho Chang, Professor of the Practice and former Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT. He was Head and Professor of the Graduate Center of Architecture at Peking University. He received his MArch from the University of California at Berkeley and taught in the US for 15 years before returning to Beijing to establish China’s first private architecture firm, Atelier FCJZ. He has exhibited internationally as an artist as well as an architect, and has widely published, including the monograph “Yung Ho Chang/Atelier Feichang Jianzhu: A Chinese Practice”. His interdisciplinary research focuses on the city, materiality, and tradition. He often combines his research activities with design commissions.

South by Southeast

In terms of human habitation, the opposition of East and West is, in fact, generated from the difference between South and North. One only needs to compare the architectural space in the South and the North to make the ninety-degree turn.

The urban legacy of courtyard dwellings in traditional Chinese cities, as basic tissue, reflects the time honored the life style of living outdoor. Rooms without roofs or only with roofs accommodate that particular way of habitation.

Yuanzi, or the courtyard, is one of the signature outdoor architectural spaces in China and there are many others, for instance: Langxia, space under a veranda or covered walkway; Yanxia, space under cantilevered eaves; Tangwu, living room open in the front; Xuan, living room open on all sides, etc.  FCJZ, as a design practice that always has a well integrated research component in its projects, asks questions such as:

Is outdoor architecture heritage still relevant today?

What are the reincarnations of these traditional space and spatial structure in  contemporary cities in terms of meaning, definition, scale, density, and form? 

During the lecture these ideas will be discussed through two sets of projects either completed recently or are currently working on. 

Next Seminars

Stefano Musso
Date: 9 November
Time: 17:30
Place: Sala Caccia

Lorenzo Bellicini
Date: 30 November
Time: 17:30
Place: Sala Caccia

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