Second visit to town gas avenue, with a new group and a new recipe – of no recipes. Having to design your own dishes means everyone has to play to their strengths and consolidate on a viable solution in as little as 45 minutes, the outcome was well beyond expectation; so stay tuned for “Bistro pesanteur”.
First match in the Architectural basketball league 2012 is a matchup between Gravity and LWK, confirming we are capable for winning and our kit is the best among the league. Frequent fouls were an issue but the team triumphed by locking down attack play of our rivals in the second half.
Worries of self-induced food poisoning was quickly cast aside as four teams battled out to recreate the main chef’s secret dish, while in the same time Yoda – I mean our team building mentor Donald from Town Gas Avenue – gave us a precious lessons in team work and communication.
Our dear little sailing boat ”Levity” joined the 1st of July Turnover celebration cruise on the Victoria harbor, a slow and chillaxing day compare to the usual hassle and shouting about onboard (as I was told).
Sense of family reunion when the GP HK team head north to celebrate the first anniversary of our Chengdu Office, which also included a little trip to local vistas such as the majestic Wuyi mountains.
Gravity showed up in force for the first Architectural Sports Day, held by the HKIA. Surprise of the day is when we beat Soccer teams and Dragonboat teams alike to be first runner up in the tug of war, a good show of team spirit!
The 9th year anniversary celebration went under the theme of “nine” and “dragon”, as it is the year of the dragon. We saw plenty of Dragonball and Power Rangers costume action, including Frank dressing up as a dog. Plenty of gifts were handed out and with no less a huge toll on Gravity’s wine stock.
The competition sprung from Chinas urgent need for a low cost, easily replicable social housing solution, addressing realistic demands in terms of space, mobility and living quality. Our design of a modularized, easily transportable unit, one capable of expanding according to different flat sizes won the Silver award among hundreds of entries.
The design for Morning College, Chinese University of Hong Kong was shortlisted in the 2011 HKIA annual awards presentation, under the category of local projects.
Gravity’s winning proposal for North Point Harbour’s redevelopment reopens the waterfront to pedestrians, connecting fragmented public spaces in nearby area to a hub of social and cultural dynamism. By Rejuvenating existing piers and building a boardwalk under the Eastern Corridor, public spaces were generated on a site with limited open land.