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About Kevin Chu : Born 1975 in Hong Kong, Kevin Chu has always been a drawer. Ever since he can hold a pen he has been drawing and designing everything. From cars to planes, robots to building, landscape to aliens he can never stop! From a young age Kevin Chu always knew he will be an artist, and subconsciously a designer. He went to England at an early age of 13 where he excelled in art and design, winning both the school’s highest art awards accolade. It was during his second year in high school that he realizes he wanted to pursue the path of design and dream of being an architect. After high school he was accepted to The Architectural Association in London with a minimal entry grade, constituting him to be one the youngest architectural student in that year. After 2 years he went onto expand his architectural study in London University Bartlett School of Architecture where he was nominated for a scholarship and excelled in his investigation on experimental architecture. He was awarded the only Archigram Architectural Breakthrough Design Prize for his final year project on Cluster Robotic Architecture and the work has been featured in several lectures in Germany, Spain, London and Portugal. After graduating he stayed in London for several years to work and eventually returning to Hong Kong. He started his own design firm in 2006 to create highly original work which fuses architecture, art and design. Ever since his work in London University he has always been fascinated on the theme of biomechanical transformation and he has always use drawing and painted to influence his design and vice versa. He has always been fascinated by plant and ocean life form and his lifelong passion is to fuse movement and physical alteration into any of his creation. Most of his architecture, interior, furniture design and artwork deals with transformation and movement as this is how we and our planet’s essence are. There is never a moment of static instant in anything and time and motion is constant in everything, according to him. Since 2012 he change his company and design ideology to FABLAB (Future ARTchitecture Based Laboratory) where his theory on combining art and design is even explored further with the adaptation of highly experimental and advance sustainable technology. Kevin Chu’s Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture and Artwork has all won awards in Europe and Asia and his work has been published in several avant-garde design magazine. He was nominated as one of the most creative designers coming out of Asia but what matters to him is always to push boundaries in any creative projects he encounters. As quoted by him once: “we are in the business of creating and we should always retain an unyielding loyalty to originality and never budge to any barriers or restraints!”
STATEMENT OF ART:
I believe a good design should induce discussion; And great design should provoke lengthy seminars and heated debates.

ORGANIZATION:
FABLAB Design

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
1988-1993: studied at WELLINGTON COLLEGE,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND.

1993-1995: studied at ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION,LONDON,ENGLAND.

1995-1998: studied at BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE,LONDON,ENGLAND.

1999-2001: studied at BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE,LONDON,ENGLAND.

EXPERIENCE:
2001-2003: worked at SHEPPARD ROBSON ARCHITECTS,LONDON,ENGLAND.

2004-2005: worked at LCL ARCHITECTS,HONG KONG.

2006: establish K LTD DESIGN LAB,HONG KONG.

2012: establish FABLAB Design, HONG KONG/BEIJING

AWARDS:
2014> A Design Award Jury Duty Asia Representative, Milan, Italy




2014> Architectural Digest March Issue Publication "Twisty Shading System", USA




2013> Art Basel Miami Selected Designer for Twisty Exhibition Pavilion, Miami, USA




2013> Beijing Design Week Environmental Design Award
for “The Flower of Life Pavilion”
Beijing, China




2013> Architizer Sunbrella Competition Winner
“The Future of Fabric Design”
New York, USA



2012> China Red Star 2012 Outstanding Designer Award,
Beijing, China




2012> China Red Star Award Winner: aVoid Time Indicator
Clock, Beijing, China




2012> Prestige Magazine Featured Project: Vertical + Horizontal
Farm Tower, Singapore



2012> The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies:
Europe 40 Under 40 Laureate, Dublin, Ireland



2012> Terreform Institute for Advanced Urban Research
Annual Year Book Publication featured project:
Vertical + Horizontal Farm Tower, New York, USA





2012> FUTURE Magazine Nomination for the World Most Advance Green Architecture, Spain



2012> Green Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture Winning Project: Vertical + Horzontal Farm Tower, The Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award 2012, Chicago, USA


2012> Platinum Medal Winner, A Design Award Futuristic Design Award Catagory, Milan, Italy

2012> Bronze Medal Winner, A Design Award Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, Milan, Italy
2011> Winner, China Jing QiLin Awards Product Design Category, Beijing, China


2011> Winner, The 6th China International Design and Art Fair 2011 International Design and Art Achievement Award, Beijing, China

2011> The 6th China International Design and Art Fair Invited Speaker
Topic: “Creating Originality”, Beijing, China


2011> Honorable Mention, Architecture Workshop Rome: London Vertical Farm Design Competition, Rome, Italy


2011> Landscape World Magazine featured project: The F.A.R.M Residents and Health Clinic, South Korea


2011> Winner ,A Design Award Best Arts and Crafts Product, Milan, Italy


2010> Winner, ICARCH Gallery House for Akira Kurosawa Competition, New York, USA


2010> Winner, ICARCH Gallery House of Peace Competition,
New York, USA


2006> Winner, Ispo Sports Product Trade Show Best Small Exhibition Booth Design Prize, Shanghai, China


2004> Valencia University Department of Architecture invited exhibition titled “Clusterism”, Valencia, Spain


2002> Winner, Sheppard Robson Architects Graphics Prize,
London,England



2001> “Global Experimental Architecture Lecture” Selected Works,
Munich,Germany


2001> Winner, London University Bartlett School of Architecture
Archigram Design Prize, London, England.


1997> Finalist,London University Bartlett School of
Architecture Bannister Fletcher Scholarship,
London, England.


1993> Wellington College A-Level Art Prize Winner, Berkshire,
England.


1991> Wellington College O-Level Art Prize Winner, Berkshire,
England.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2001 "Bartlett School of Architecture Unit 20 Yearbook", London, England

2001 "Architecture of the Future Lecture Series", Munich, Germany

2001 "Clusterism as the New Architecture Frontier", Valencia, Spain

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
english, cantonese, mandarin

COMPUTER LITERACY:
autocad, 3d studio max, photoshop. microsoft office.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
RIBA(royal institute of british architects) member,united kingdom

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2011 ICARCH Gallery Jury Member, New York

HOBBIES:
cycling,swimming,diving,running,camping,painting,technology news,travelling,

WEB SITE:
www.fablab1.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.fablab1.com

RSS URL:
www.facebook.com/pages/K-Ltd-Design-Lab/102599603139069

REGISTRATION DATE:
2010-03-23 20:34:32

COUNTRY:
Hong Kong

ACCOUNT TYPE:
New

Awards received by Kevin Chu


Giulia Shelf Storage Shelf

A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2010
Kevin Chu for K Ltd Designlab
Shangkan I-phone Charging Dock and Speaker, Candle Holder, Clock

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2011
Kevin Chu for Diamantini & Domeniconi S.r.l
Vertical + Horizontal Farm Tower Farming and Crop Distribution Tower

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Futuristic Design Category in 2011
Kevin Chu for Fablab

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