MAA Research Trips: The Hong Kong Project

Students in the Masters in Advanced Architecture Program are split into three Research Studios (RS1: Emergent Territories, RS2: Self Sufficient Buildings, RS3 Digital Tectonics). This week each will be exploring a different part of the world. Each trip is related to the focus of each Research and Development Studio.

It is Friday and the groups are wrapping up their trips from around the world. While RS2 is returning from Dubai, RS3 will spend the weekend in Basel and Geneva.

RS1 is spending the final two days in Hong Kong conducting research projects around the city. In these projects, students will be exploring the city through five different tours which will examine: ports, waterfront development, parks, transportation systems and information networks. The goal of the research is to study urban zones with in relation to how they impact the culture of the city. Each group will create 3-5 minute video documentations of onsite information supported by graphical representation.


(Above- IAAC Check-in: RS 1 at Bank of China Tower. The final two days the trip will consist of a research project exploring and documenting Hong Kong.)

(Above- IAAC Tweet: “RS1 team at Bank of China. I.M.Pei”)

IAAC Everywhere:

Staff members from each Research Studio group are chronicling their travels on Twitter.  You can also follow all of IAAC’s stops around the world on Foursquare.

Next week each of the three Research Studios will present their findings to the entire MAA class. We will post notes from these presentations so you can see in greater detail what the students learned on their trips

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One Comment

  1. Nilza Libardi
    Posted May 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    I am so glad that the IAAC is doing this amazing job, allowing those young professionals and giving them the opportunity to collect information from an inside look from all around the world!
    I am sure they are well prepared to give us a better environment in this new challenging world!

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