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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!”
I believe a good design should induce discussion; And great design should provoke lengthy seminars and heated debates.
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design
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.
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
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”
2013> Architizer Sunbrella Competition Winner
“The Future of Fabric Design”
New York, USA
2012> China Red Star 2012 Outstanding Designer Award,
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,
2001> “Global Experimental Architecture Lecture” Selected Works,
2001> Winner, London University Bartlett School of Architecture
Archigram Design Prize, London, England.
1997> Finalist,London University Bartlett School of
Architecture Bannister Fletcher Scholarship,
1993> Wellington College A-Level Art Prize Winner, Berkshire,
1991> Wellington College O-Level Art Prize Winner, Berkshire,
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
english, cantonese, mandarin
autocad, 3d studio max, photoshop. microsoft office.
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
RIBA(royal institute of british architects) member,united kingdom
2011 ICARCH Gallery Jury Member, New York
Awards received by Kevin Chu
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