Studio Exhibition - Environment and Interior Design

Critical Urban Topographies — Hong Kong’s Inner Interior Worlds by Environment and Interior Design (BA) Year 3 student Sarah Arifah 


Ultimately, a skeleton refers to the supporting framework, basic structure, or essential part of something. In design, the skeleton of architecture is meant to keep it upright, erect, stable and rigid. What if it did the opposite? How can a structure be designed such that it could transform, move, adapt and shape-shift? What if architecture could rid itself of its “skin” where it will no longer depended on “decoration or add-ons” to be beautiful? The possibilities of no longer hiding skeletons, allows them to be manipulated to serve aesthetic and structural properties.

This project is an exploration of how a transformable system inspired by the Hoberman sphere kid’s toy could be reinterpreted into various forms in an architectural scale. The use of geometric patterns are pulled forth to become three-dimensional spatial qualities.

Tutors: Michael Chan
Student name : Sarah Arifah