Peter Hasdell

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Peter Hasdell

B.Sc.Arch.(hons), AA Dipl.(MArch.), RIBA.

Peter Hasdell is an architect, urbanist, artist and academic. A graduate from the University of Sydney and the prestigious Architectural Association in London. He has lived, taught and practiced in Australia, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, Japan and China. He has been based in HK since 2007 where he is a co-director of the architectural practice D+A h.q. Ltd. focusing on architecture and urban (master-planning) projects in China and SE Asia. His professional practice has included: strategic planning concerns on a national scale (infrastructure planning models in Switzerland), urban planning and consultancies for various cities in Europe and China and various projects (architecture and master-planning) in China including the campus for the Chinese Academy of Science and two other university masterplans, various mixed use developments and resort complexes, as well as cultural and public art projects (Sweden and the UK). He has also made and exhibited a variety of interactive art projects and interactive installations.

Peter has taught in Europe, North America and Asia for 20 years at schools including the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College of London), The Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, KTH Architecture School in Stockholm, Columbia University Architecture School (New York), School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKU Architecture School and University of Manitoba. He was the founder of the innovative research laboratory / program in Stockholm Architecture and Urban Research Lab (A+URL) and was a senior research associate of research institutes including CHORA Institute for Architecture + Urbanism in London, research associate of the Centre for Architecture Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.) in Manitoba and founder of Pneuma open source research network in Canada. His research work investigates urban scale metabolic systems, adaptive and co-evolutionary cities and architecture. His current research investigates the Frontier Closed Area (between HK and SZ) looking at urban and environmental metabolism and border ecologies. A book of this work will be published in 2015. A second research focus investigates interactive spaces and tangible interfaces.

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