Six buildings, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the architecture of their lives.

Based on the seminal BBC Radio 4 Show, Desert Island Discs, first launched in 1942, the Spring Lecture Series at the University of Hong Kong will adapt this format to provide a very personal insight into the minds of an intriguing group of international architects. By selecting six buildings that are most relevant to their work, have altered their design approach or that have left them baffled, inspired, angry or lost for words, the discussion will reveal how the architects think and the importance of their background, education, culture, and upbringing, that has shaped their identity. What are the key moments that have impacted their architectural vision, what keeps them motivated and what concerns them most today? These issues will be discussed and teased out from our speakers which include Go Hasegawa (Japan), Clement Blanchet (France), Hua Li (China), Mark and Jane Burry (Australia) and Alessandra Cianchetta (Italy).

Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

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Pleasure Inktrap by Pizza Typefaces​​​​​​​
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