LECTURE: Wendy W Fok will be lecturing as part of the Media/Techniques Series – Representation through models and drawing @HarvardGSD tomorrow for the Harvard Career Discovery program. Location: Piper Auditorium
PUBLICATION: Wendy W Fok’s recent contribution, a chapter on “Integrated Design Modeling – Explorative Design Modeling”, to the new book Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice, edited by Douglas Noble and Karen Kensek, has been published (Wiley) and available for purchase. Fok’s chapter includes interviews and case-studies on projects by Diller Scofidio+Renfro, Greg Lynn FORM, Coop-Himmelblau, Asymptote, Gehry Technologies, Prenova, among others.
WORKSHOP: Wendy W Fok and Evelyn Tilney of WE-DESIGNS, sponsored by Solidoodle, will be giving a 3D printing workshop at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in New York, on June 1st between 2pm to 5pm. This will be a family-friendly event, and the closing workshop event for the Out of Hand Exhibition at MAD. Bring your 6 year olds and above.
PRESS: Project venture Resilient Modular Systems [RMS], led by Wendy W Fok, incubated by the Harvard Innovation Lab, and interviewed by Barbara Epstein, is featured on the Harvard GSD website as a Harvard Deans’ Design Challenge Finalist
LECTURE: Wendy W Fok gave a short presentation of her doctoral research at the CAADRIA 2014 “Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture” Conference.
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INSTALLATION: Our public art, Corporeal Geometrix (CGX), for the ARTS First festival was successfully on display at the Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, MA. Click here to view at the video short, via Vimeo, that we put together on the installation process, and interactions with the piece by the community. Music by James Lealand – DJ Roo “Deeper Underground”. The installation was located at the Harvard Yard, between May 1 to 5, 2014.
MENTION: DAWNTOWN DESIGN BUILD #2 – Our team received an HONORABLE MENTION for our design OCULAR DOMINANCE! Announcement: http://dawntown.org/2014/04/28/dawntown-design-build-2-winning-entry/ Twitter: @DawnTownMiami @WE_DESIGNS_LLC @W_W_F
FINALIST: Harvard i-Lab has announced that a project venture, where Wendy W Fok is leading the design and product development, has been selected as one of the six finalists for the 2014 Dean’s Design Challenge. The product seeks to be the global leader in innovative building components and sustainable materials in the developing world.
PRESS: A project venture, where Wendy W Fok is leading the design and product development, has featured on the Harvard Gazette on March 19, 2014, as one of six finalists for the Harvard Dean’s Design Challenge.
EXHIBITION: Two our projects are exhibited as part of the Annual Exhibition for the American Institute of Architects Center for Emerging Professionals, in Washington DC until 30 April, 2014.
PRESS: Love is Work – Feature interview for 1Q: creating + living w/out borders w/ globetrotting Wendy W. Fok.1QInspire Magazine @myMiOLA
FINALIST: Our team has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Dawntown Miami Design/Build Competition 2014. We are 1 of the 15 teams (out of over 200) to proceed into Stage 2.
WE MAKE NEW YORK, a project bid by Wendy W Fok, Jenny Chow, Evelyn Tilney, and consultation with Jung Ahn, for the Times Square Transformation was shortlisted. The project was made possible by the Times Square Alliance for the Arts, New York Department of Design and Construction, and the Public Art Program of the Times Square Alliance.
AIA Texas Society of Architects invites Prof Wendy W Fok to lecture the development of her research, at the TxA Interactive Session 3: Cooperative Fabrications. TxA Interactive continues into its third session, exploring research from across the world on how innovations in digital technology are affecting architecture.
Wendy W Fok is shortlisted as one of 13 DX (Design Exchange) Emerging Talent Awardees, supported by RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) and Canada’s Design Museum. Phase I jurors included: Sunny Fong (VAWK), John Tong (+tongtong), Philippe Meunier (Sid Lee), Omer Arbel (Bocci/Omer Arbel Office) and Patty Johnson (Patty Johnson Design). Phase II jurors included: Marcel Wanders / Douglas Coupland / Heather Reisman
Wendy W Fok is one of the winners of the ADC (Art Director’s Club) Young Guns 11 (30 under 30ish) Awards, presented in New York on 8th of November, 2013.
AIA National Convention, FOREFRONT, in Salt Lake City, UT, invites Prof Wendy W Fok to lecture on her latest research ‘Whose Digital Property’.
(Lecture will be a web seminar)
ACADIA 2013 has accepted “VITREOUS” a student-run / crowd-sourcing collaborative project lead by Prof Wendy W Fok, as one of the six projects to be featured at the ACADIA 2013 Conference at the University of Waterloo – 2013 Co-Chairs are Philip Beesley / Omar Khan / Michael Stacey – between October 21 to 24, 2013.
Official ‘VITREOUS’ Website: http://vitreous-uhcoa.tumblr.com
Led by Design Partners Jung Ahn and Wendy W Fok, WE-DESIGNS is invited to design “Neological Mash-up” a 3D printed bar concept for the INSIDE festival of the WAF (World Architecture Festival) Event in Singapore, between 2 – 4 October, 2013, at the Marina Bay Sands.
Design Partners Jung Ahn and Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, will be speaking at the INSIDE Festivalco-hosted by the WAF (World Architecture Festival) at the Marina Bay Sands, in Singapore, on the 2nd of October, 2013.
Part of the Beijing Design Week, Wendy W Fok is invited to exhibit as part of the DADA2013 Series of Events “Digital Infiltration” – International Conference on Digital Architecture. The exhibition opening is held on September 28~29, 2013, at the Beijing D751 Park, with a parallel event at Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Kadri Kerge & Maris Kerge Architectural Installation NORTHERN LIGHTS part of New York Festival Of Estonian Contemporary Culture will be presented at Scandinavian House on Saturday, September 28 from 7pm to 10pm.
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‘Digital Workshop in China’, a book that is part of the latest series of bilingual publications edited by Neil Leach and Philip Yuan (published by Tongji University Press), features the latest design works and workshops tutored by Wendy W Fok.
Prof Wendy W Fok will be one of the several tutors invited by Director Tom Verebes for the AA Visiting School – Shanghai “Adaptive City”. Register now for the Summer 18 – 27 July Session. URL:http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/shanghai
Prof Wendy W Fok presenting her research and projects at the SIM (Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing) International Conference on the 27th and 28th of June, 2013.
Wendy W Fok published in “Fresh Punches” by suckerPUNCH, a catalogue for LOT & suckerPUNCH’s “Fresh Punches” exhibition. Available on Amazon.
Register Now: WORKSHOP: 3D PRINTING PROTOTYPING COURSE in Paris, France, on 21st of June, 2013.
Work-in-progress research, DIGITAL NOVELTY – CRYSTALLISED GEOMETRICS (2013), by Wendy W Fok, will be exhibited for an Open Studio viewing on the 20th of June, 2013 between 17H to 22H, at the Cité internationale des arts Paris.
Solidoodle features Digital Novelty – Crystallised Geometrics by Wendy W Fok on their Press Blog
Prof Wendy W Fok presents a paper and project at CAADRIA 2013 – Open Systems
Prof Wendy W Fok is the Faculty Lead of “VITREOUS” a student-run / crowd-sourcing collaborative project between the Gerald D Hines CoA and the Judd Foundation (Marfa, TX). Official Website: http://vitreous-uhcoa.tumblr.com
La Technologie Culturelle d’Objet is featured on The Creators Project (VICE/Intel).
Prof Wendy W Fok is awarded a design residency at the Cité internationale des arts Paris. The Open Studio Exhibition is on the 20th of June between 17H – 22H.
Prof Wendy W Fok is awarded “Small Grants Program, 2012-2013” (Academic Grant) to continue to fund her academic research on digital technologies applied to computational design in architecture.
Recent academic and professional collaborative work with Prof Neil Leach, Prof Alvin Huang and Prof Wendy W Fok has been published on U+A Magazine (Urbanism+Architecture Magazine), Issue 97. September 2012
AA Visiting School – Houston – Final Review (http://houston.aaschool.ac.uk/)
Kadri Kerge / Wendy W Fok / Jose Aguilar / Ivan Cheung project on “Maribor 2112ai – Urban Stratification” invited for the 13th La Biennale di Venezia, at the Slovenia Pavilion.
Prof Thomas Fischer appoints Urvi Sheth & Wendy W Fok as Editors of International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) for the up-coming Special Edition issue–this issue will also include recent CAADRIA 2012 papers.
Completed: MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Arts – Shanghai) Terrace Installation Collaboration/ By: AAC Institution, Alvin Huang, Wendy W Fok, Neil Leach – Opening Party 3rd August.
Tongji University Press includes design and written work of Wendy W Fok within “Fabricating the Future” Book series, edited by Philip Yuan and Neil Leach. (Book available on Amazon)
Prof Wendy W Fok is appointed by Prof Thomas Fischer to be part of the Special Edition Editors of the IJAC (International Journal of Architectural Computing) Magazine.
Final Review – AA Visiting Shanghai: Unit 2 – Tutor Wendy W Fok. (Jury: Tom Verebes, Neil Leach, Xu Feng, Wang Xin, Bittor y Nico, Immanuel Koh, Gilles Retsin, Gao Yan, et al.)
Wendy W Fok commences to teach at the AA Visiting Shanghai: Unit 2. Program made possible by Director Tom Verebes (Associate Dean of HKU)
Jung Ahn commissioned to work on a New Media and Advertising Campaign as Art Director for BMW Canada
Wendy W Fok lecture on “Cross Pollination of Ideas: Design Experimentation / Fabrication” at CAUP Tongji University Main Auditorium: 17 July 2012 @ 6:30pm — at Tongji University.
Wendy W Fok lectures at CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) on her research of ENERGY (R)EVOLUTION for the ACSA International Conference in Barcelona, Spain
Wendy W Fok lectures at 10 Design HK – 6 June 2012 – Serendipitous Event
Ivan Cheung (HKPDA) & Wendy W Fok – Rhino/GH Workshop @ the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Wendy W Fok and William Truitt leads the new Pan-Asian Program, held in Hong Kong and Shanghai, in its inaugural year with 13 UH students.
Wendy W Fok organises DIGITAL SYSTEMS: THEORY + PRACTICE Symposia. Keynote: Greg Lynn (29 March @ 7pm) / Panel Discussion & Presentations by: Elena Manferdini / Chris Lasch / David Ruy (30 March @ 10am-5pm)
Won – HKDA Global Design Awards 2011/12 for Spatial Design
Wendy W Fok | atelier//studio WF participates at the HKSZ Tri-Ciprocal Cities – 2011/12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture with TETRA V.2
Wendy W Fok presenting CFS at the Digital Aptitudes – ACSA 100th Annual Meeting in Boston between 1-4 March, 2012
DigitalFUTURE Shanghai features Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS as one of the “Fabricating the Future” designers.
Wendy W Fok @ the Opening Night of the “Come Up To My Room 2012“. GEO-COGNITION (installation) is one of the 100 design pieces selected by Design Line and AZURE magazine as a featured installation, and also will be featured on CBC TV in Canada.
Wendy W Fok is featured on the Come Up To My Room 2012 website, promoting the up-coming installation as one of the 11 selected Artists, as part of the Toronto International Design Festival 2012.
A recent commentary written by Wendy W Fok, regarding the artistic & technological role of Design Fabrication & Digital Tooling, was published in the NEW ART/SCIENCE AFFINITIES book. Edited by: Andrea Grover, Régine Debatty, Claire Evans, Pablo Garcia, Thumb Projects. Published by: Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University + CMU STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
RhinoFabLab GH Collaborative Workshop (10-12 October, 2011) in Houston, TX- Instructors: Rhino Fab Lab / Wendy W Fok
TETRA (an installation prototype), in collaboration with six students from CUHK & UMich Taubman College, has been selected for the HKSZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2011
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS is invited to give a lecture at the Alvar Aalto Academy at the 4th International Meeting of Modern Architecture (High Rise Shuffle). Keynote: Jeanne Gang / Zhiqiang Wu
Photography Project “LA homeless” by Kadri Kerge | WE-DESIGNS, featured on Estonian Photo-magazine “CHEESE”
Kadri Kerge | WE-DESIGNS, work will be part of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale exhibition “Vienna exiles”
DigitalFUTURE – Shanghai Invitation: The work of WE-DESIGNS & CUHK (Summer Relational Modularity Studio) will be exhibited at DigitalFUTURE, curated by Neil Leach & Philip Yuan, alongside other pioneering international design practices, including: Zaha Hadid Architects, UN Studio, Greg Lynn FORM, SPAN, Evan Douglas Studio, Aranda/Lasch, among many others.
WE-DESIGNS featured at the BCA Show 2011 (Barnard – Columbia Alumni Show 2011), part of the Progress | Process Exhibition — featuring a few selected Alums of the Barnard – Columbia Architecture Program.
Max Broby | WE-DESIGNS (UK), goes on-site with the Chelsea Restaurant (Client: Poilâne Boulangerie) in London. The restaurant is a Danish All-Star collaboration directed and designed with BrobyDNA with Danish project partners: Dinesen, Gubi, Kvadrat and Republic of Fritz Hansen.
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS selected for the Perspective 40 under 40: Design Stars of TomorrowAward, for the Category of – Architecture/Interiors.
Special Thanks to Bjarke Ingels, BIG, and Grace Lau, Vice-Chairman of the HKDA, for the support.
Sue Biolsi | WE-DESIGNS will be a Teaching Assistant for the Rice University School of ArchitectureLAUNCH Summer Architecture Program – a program in its inaugural year.
Sue Biolsi | WE-DESIGNS is a recipient of the John T. Mitchell Travelling Fellowship. The research is on the topic of ‘architecture and diplomacy’, with destinations including researching in seoul, korea and tokyo, japan.
WE-DESIGNS announced as one of twenty “Emerging Canadian Design Practices” participants for theTwenty+Change 03 publication and exhibition, in Canada.
WE-DESIGNS featured on ARCHPLATFORMA.RU
Cultural Campus Egypt by Kadri Kerge | WE-DESIGNS featured evolo.us
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, is giving a Public Lecture at Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston on the 27th January, 2011 at 3pm on ANTERIOR (3653), and the research/processes of DESIGN | OPTIMISATION |FABRICATION
Martin Xavier Broby | WE-DESIGNS (UK), completes construction and design of “TokyoFixed Bike Shop” in Soho, London. Images to come.
ANTERIOR (3653) By: Wendy W Fok | Foreword: Jesse Reiser (ISBN 978-988-19812-1-9) sold at Basheer (HK), Page One (HK), & Buchhandlung Lia Wolf (Wien)
Launch of (C)ODE-(C)OLLECTIVE : Rhino GH + Digital Script + Code Collective: a collection forum for Grasshopper, Rhino, Parametric Modeling, and other digital design tools, which pose as an educational and developing archive site to formulate the critical utility of digital tools.
New article by Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS on Urban Flux “PEOPLE MEET IN ARCHITECTURE 人们相逢于建筑” Vol 2010 – 11, Issue 16
New article by Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS / Contributing Editor of a+a magazine “the Art of Architecture – La 12th Biennale di Venezia”, Vol.30, No.11
MARK Magazine #29, Dec/Jan issue, will publish WE-DESIGNS.ORG’s “UP-Urban Town Transformation” and “Ephemeral Roof Exchange”
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, is a Finalist for the Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition. Lamp will be part of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 27-30 October 2010 Exhibition, “showcasing the talents of Hong Kong’s young and up-and-coming designers.”
WE-DESIGNS is published in CONCEPT magazine, on a 6-pg spread, of our “UP – Urban Tower Transformation” Project.
Kris Kohl | WE-DESIGNS, Design Manager for the Boston-based Edward. M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, has recently made public the Institute’s schematic building renderings. Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, the Institute will contain interactive exhibits and a full-scale representation of the US Senate Chamber, for immersive experiential learning.
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, has successfully presented the tea/coffee/breakfast prototype 「Jointness」 set to Alberto Alessi, at the ALESSI HQ in Omegna, Italy. The design will be part of the ALESSI MUTANTS Exhibition for the 12th La Biennale di Venezia. Jury Members included: Hani Rashid, Hernan Alonso Diaz, Florencia Pita, Tom Kovac, Reiner Zeittl, Gloria Barcellini, Alberto Alessi and his Communications/Marketing Team.
WE-DESIGNS is shortlisted for the “Schmap: London Photo Short-list”
WE-DESIGNS would like to thank you for all the press support at, inhabitat, bustler, designboom, evolo, tuvie, and congratulatory notes from our friends/colleagues for the 2nd Place winning of the HKBCF Competition, and the Honourable Mention of the Converging Territories “Paris: At the Crossroads” Project
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, with Steven Ma & Dominik Szerlec, has won second place for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Hong Kong Bridge Facilities International Competition for the Open Group
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS and Joana Sobral, representing team “4-Scales”, has been awarded as Honorable Mentions for the Paris project: At The Crossroads, part of the Converging Territories Project for the EU.
Sue Biolsi | WE-DESIGNS, is awarded Rice University’s [Best Female Graduate Architectural Student of the Year] Award
Wendy W Fok is invited to be part of the Final Review for the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dean Puay-Peng Ho’s Masters I Studio.
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, is commissioned to design a piece for the “Looking Forward- The Future Generation” section for “Hong Kong: Creative Ecologies” Travelling Art Exhibition Tour 2010.
Hong Kong Creative Ecologies
Hong Kong Expo News
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, is chosen for the Mackenzie Award 2010 for Academics in Canada, selected by the Collingwood School Alumni Association
WE-DESIGNS is featured + selected to take part on FOC (Freedom of Creations) *Talents
Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, won the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2009 – HKDI Educational Award
Hays Report on Salaries within the Architecture/Built/Construction Industry in Hong Kong/Singapore/Japan.
Click here: Hays Report – http://we-designs.org/articles/091007_Hays_ConstructionProperty.pdf
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Wendy W Fok | WE-DESIGNS, has been accepted into the exhibition in Athens, Greece. Fok will also be on a Panel Discussion on 9 Sept 2008 at the Byzantine Museum, in Athens, Greece. Project link: http://we-designs.org/soundscape/
Conceived in 2003, and officially launched as a collective in 2008, WE-DESIGNS, LLC is a multi-disciplinary creative group. As a developmental and collaborative team of creatives (architectural + design) individuals, all our designs are established within the international standard, detailed orientated, quality within multiple design functions, but not limited to: interactive installation, architectural, urban planning, and research-based design schemes.
Wendy W Fok’s “Dualism in America” is selected as her first solo exhibition/installation at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York, NY. Project was made possible by the New York Historical Society / NY Arts Fund / National Trust for Historic Preservations / Lower East Side Tenement Museum