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GROUNDWORK is an architecture studio based in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong architecture, architect in Hong Kong, architect, architecture, Manfred Yuen, 元新,元新建城,
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5 days ago

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2 yrs work: fighting for the importance of personal space for great minds in metropolitans. We have so much to say about this topic....🤫2年的工作:為都市人爭取獨立空間。對關於這個話題,我有很多話想說....🤭#hongkong #oootopia #economical #servicedapartments #groundwork_architects Sung Wong Toi ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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我終於有勇氣去對傳媒流露我對現今建築師角色的變革、AI帶來的挑戰、中國、與設計教育需要變革的大膽看法。I was definitely stirring up some debates about the changing roles of architects and the need to revolutionise architecture design education, impact of AI and China. An interview that i was trying to be slightly braver. Regards, Manfred Yuen

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Jonathan Lau, who has almost competed his year-our training, posing as a cross breed of captain American and the Thor with our facade sample. #captainamerica #kennedytown #memepotential #groundworkarchitecture #groundworkarchitect #groundwork_architects ... See MoreSee Less

Jonathan Lau, who has almost competed his year-our training, posing as a cross breed of captain American and the Thor with our facade sample. #captainamerica #kennedytown #memepotential #groundworkarchitecture #groundworkarchitect #groundwork_architects

 

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"So what have you learnt this year?" Me:

Sharing like mindedness with Ian Hau, who came all the way to Kennedy Town to have a new year lunch! An ex-teacher of urbanism at HKU, Ian is definitely a visionary who is keen on improving HK. Both of us have also started our satellites at Shenzhen. Very lucky to reunite with a friend. #xlms #kennedytown ... See MoreSee Less

Sharing like mindedness with Ian Hau, who came all the way to Kennedy Town to have a new year lunch! An ex-teacher of urbanism at HKU, Ian is definitely a visionary who is keen on improving HK. Both of us have also started our satellites at Shenzhen. Very lucky to reunite with a friend. #xlms #kennedytown

Last interview of 2018: by 4 Diocesan Girls' School (DGS) Form 2 students. They are 14 years old and they are razor sharp! #dgs #groundworkarchitect #groundwork_architects #groundworkarchitecture #kennedytown #sharpstudents ... See MoreSee Less

Last interview of 2018: by 4 Diocesan Girls School (DGS) Form 2 students. They are 14 years old and they are razor sharp! #dgs #groundworkarchitect #groundwork_architects #groundworkarchitecture #kennedytown #sharpstudents

3 weeks ago

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Scaffolding off: our Oootopia is nearing its completion. Best wishes for 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Scaffolding off: our Oootopia is nearing its completion. Best wishes for 2019Image attachmentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

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End of year late site visit to our extension of a music hall for the Alliance Primary School with our new China team members. ... See MoreSee Less

End of year late site visit to our extension of a music hall for the Alliance Primary School with our new China team members.Image attachment

4 weeks ago

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Wish you all a merry Xmas. Great to see the best present: our first album, GROUNDWORK, by Injury. ... See MoreSee Less

Wish you all a merry Xmas. Great to see the best present: our first album, GROUNDWORK, by Injury.Image attachment

4 weeks ago

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Sharing the ups and downs on children's playground research, social architecture and brand design with Joyce Yeung, the esteemed RTHK DJ. Xmas show! 🎅🏻🎅🏼🎅🏽🎅🏾🎅🏿 與香港電台普通話台著名主持人Joyce Yeung(楊子矜)和鄭敏兒、陳謙 分享兒童政策研究、社會建築與品牌設計的起與落。。Xmas show! 🎅🏻🎅🏼🎅🏽🎅🏾🎅🏿.#groundworkarchitect #groundwork_architects #groundworkarchitecture @ Radio Television Hong Kong 香港電台 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Merry Christmas

When is it or already finished..?

The only real failure is to stop learning from failures. On today’s Shing Tao Daily A13. 與香港市民談論失敗。在芳園書室上了一課。古蹟保育不只是硬件,更需要從宏觀考慮旅遊業、經濟學及整體規劃等等的平衡發展。 ... See MoreSee Less

The only real failure is to stop learning from failures. On today’s Shing Tao Daily A13. 與香港市民談論失敗。在芳園書室上了一課。古蹟保育不只是硬件,更需要從宏觀考慮旅遊業、經濟學及整體規劃等等的平衡發展。

 

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1 month ago

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I can’t believe that we have our first album, Groundwork!!!!! A music piece for kids space. Composed by Eugene Wai Tak Leung/Theinjury.

INJURY x GROUNDWORK VINYL ALBUM] Pre-order is here!

Digital album also available at bandcamp now 🙂 You will get two 20mins+ music tracks in this album 🙂

injury.bandcamp.com/album/groundwork

All music created by Eugene Wai Tak Leung of I N J U R Y
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I can’t believe that we have our first album, Groundwork!!!!! A music piece for kids space. Composed by Eugene Wai Tak Leung/Theinjury.

INJURY x GROUNDWORK VINYL ALBUM] Pre-order is here! 

Digital album also available at bandcamp now 🙂 You will get two 20mins+ music tracks in this album 🙂

https://injury.bandcamp.com/album/groundwork

All music created by Eugene Wai Tak Leung of I N J U R Y

2 months ago

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Gingko House is not an ordinary restaurant, but the first social enterprise in Hong Kong to promote employment of the elderly. As a social enterprise,
Gingko House aims to provide employment opportunities for elders who have financial or emotional needs, so that they can regain self confidence and affirm themselves.

Since its establishment in 2003, Gingko House has employed for more than 3,000 elderly.

In 2016, The Gingko lost their lease of their main restaurant and they were desperate to find a new space. Hong Kong is rated as one of the most expensive city to live in the world and it has the highest real-estate prices, opening a new restaurant in Hong Kong is difficult.

Jeffrey is in the advertising industry and he was the founder of a local advertising company, PMM Media, which promotes social enterprises. Perhaps it was through his media network that Jeffrey had learned the difficulties that Gingko House (銀杏館) was facing. Jeffrey had persuaded his father to lease out one of their units within the Alhambra Building for Gingko House, which has a net floor area of 300 square meters.

Not only did Mr. Kwok senior agreed to rent out a unit with a net floor area of 300 square meters., he only asked for one-eight of the market rate as rent, hoping that the low rent would aid Gingko House’s business and facilitate their social causes.

The Gingko had chosen us for the work not only because of our past successful restaurant design cases, but perhaps for our philosophy and humanistic approach towards architecture.

We have built several successful restaurant chains in Hong Kong and China and we have been experimenting with the thematic of Hong Kong’s colour and nostalgia for the past years.

This is a Vietnam food restaurant, and as there are no windows we have full control of the lighting. We thought to create an environment where the visitors may felt that they were trapped in the Saigon back in the 1960s.Gingko House is not an ordinary restaurant, but the first social enterprise in Hong Kong to promote employment of the elderly. As a social enterprise, Gingko House aims to provide employment opportunities for elders who have financial or emotional needs, so that they can regain self confidence and affirm themselves. Since its establishment in 2003, Gingko House has employed for more than 3,000 elderly. In 2016, The Gingko lost their lease of their main restaurant and they were desperate to find a new space. Hong Kong is rated as one of the most expensive city to live in the world and it has the highest real-estate prices, opening a new restaurant in Hong Kong is difficult. Jeffrey is in the advertising industry and he was the founder of a local advertising company, PMM Media, which promotes social enterprises. Perhaps it was through his media network that Jeffrey had learned the difficulties that Gingko House (銀杏館) was facing. Jeffrey had persuaded his father to lease out one of their units within the Alhambra Building for Gingko House, which has a net floor area of 300 square meters. Not only did Mr. Kwok senior agreed to rent out a unit with a net floor area of 300 square meters., he only asked for one-eight of the market rate as rent, hoping that the low rent would aid Gingko House’s business and facilitate their social causes. The Gingko had chosen us for the work not only because of our past successful restaurant design cases, but perhaps for our philosophy and humanistic approach towards architecture. We have built several successful restaurant chains in Hong Kong and China and we have been experimenting with the thematic of Hong Kong’s colour and nostalgia for the past years. This is a Vietnam food restaurant, and as there are no windows we have full control of the lighting. We thought to create an environment where the visitors may felt that they were trapped in the Saigon back in the 1960s.
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2 months ago

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This is a short story of the goodness in Hong Kong; a philanthropist and a social enterprise - working hand-in-hand - for the good of elderly employments.

The Gingko House new flagship restaurant is a community project. Gingko House is a restaurant chain that provide employment for the elders. We have attempted to retain the existing weathered and aged interior spatial quality to echo the unique business nature of this social enterprise which was set up out of the love for the elders.

For those of you who are not familiar with Hong Kong, Temple Street was, and still is, one of the cities red-light districts mainly visited by aged local men and currently, Temple Street is now dazzling with tourism.

This Gingko restaurant also named "Viet-Street(it is a Vietnamese Restaurant), which is a social enterprise, is ironically situated above a “Mahjong School”. The Kwok’s family - the landlord of the Gingko House - ran a chain of "Mahjong Schools"(a.k.a. Mahjong parlors) in Hong Kong and his flagship outlet is situated on the ground floor of a sixty years old building called the Alhambra Building (平安大廈) in Kowloon, Yau Ma Tei, near Temple Street. The Kwok’s family also owns other units within the same building.

Running Mahjong school is a tough and hardening business, because they are essential bookmakers.

To be continued….This is a short story of the goodness in Hong Kong; a philanthropist and a social enterprise - working hand-in-hand - for the good of elderly employments. The Gingko House new flagship restaurant is a community project. Gingko House is a restaurant chain that provide employment for the elders. We have attempted to retain the existing weathered and aged interior spatial quality to echo the unique business nature of this social enterprise which was set up out of the love for the elders. For those of you who are not familiar with Hong Kong, Temple Street was, and still is, one of the cities red-light districts mainly visited by aged local men and currently, Temple Street is now dazzling with tourism. This Gingko restaurant also named "Viet-Street(it is a Vietnamese Restaurant), which is a social enterprise, is ironically situated above a “Mahjong School”. The Kwok’s family - the landlord of the Gingko House - ran a chain of "Mahjong Schools"(a.k.a. Mahjong parlors) in Hong Kong and his flagship outlet is situated on the ground floor of a sixty years old building called the Alhambra Building (平安大廈) in Kowloon, Yau Ma Tei, near Temple Street. The Kwok’s family also owns other units within the same building. Running Mahjong school is a tough and hardening business, because they are essential bookmakers. To be continued….
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it looks pretty amazing mr yuen

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Great restaurant, great food, great service 👍

An interesting community cum business making story Manfred Yuen Would like to hear more if we meet up sometimes😏

Excellent

Good extend to sri lanka

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2 months ago

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Toy as Architecture part 3: Create your Avatar with Flynn. You can walk into the “head”, scan your self, and enter a new world with new clothes.

Our second collaboration with Eugene leung, theinjury, and fffriday. We are experimenting with Y2K aesthetics.

Now at SCAD: going to tour other universities. #fffriday #eugeneleung #groundwork_architects #groundworkarchitecture
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Toy as Architecture part 3: Create your Avatar with Flynn. You can walk into the “head”, scan your self, and enter a new world with new clothes. 

Our second collaboration with Eugene leung, theinjury, and fffriday. We are experimenting with Y2K aesthetics.

Now at SCAD: going to tour other universities. #fffriday #eugeneleung #groundwork_architects #groundworkarchitectureImage attachment

Toy as Architecture part 3: Create your Avatar with Flynn. You can walk into the “head”, scan your self, and enter a new world with new clothes.

Our second collaboration with Eugene leung, theinjury, and fffriday. We are experimenting with Y2K aesthetics.

Now at SCAD: going to tour other universities. #fffriday #eugeneleung #groundwork_architects #groundworkarchitecture
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Toy as Architecture part 3: Create your Avatar with Flynn. You can walk into the “head”, scan your self, and enter a new world with new clothes. 

Our second collaboration with Eugene leung, theinjury, and fffriday. We are experimenting with Y2K aesthetics.

Now at SCAD: going to tour other universities. #fffriday #eugeneleung #groundwork_architects #groundworkarchitecture

2 months ago

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公司名都改埋?!

海寧查家:我們在中國的第二個項目就在海寧。在浙江,我看見了查先生創作的泉源。和很多中國人一樣,有幸看過他的全部武俠創作。但如果你去過他的故居,你可能會認為,他這些偉大的著作是他的宿命。 ... See MoreSee Less

海寧查家:我們在中國的第二個項目就在海寧。在浙江,我看見了查先生創作的泉源。和很多中國人一樣,有幸看過他的全部武俠創作。但如果你去過他的故居,你可能會認為,他這些偉大的著作是他的宿命。
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