HKU Architecture Gallery – “In the Light of Matter” Pop-up Exhibition


9 February 2021 (Tuesday) – 28 February 2021 (Sunday)


10:00am – 8:00pm

02/09/2021 10:00 02/28/2021 20:00 Asia/Hong_Kong HKU Architecture Gallery – “In the Light of Matter” Pop-up Exhibition DATE: 9 February 2021 (Tuesday) – 28 February 2021 (Sunday)
TIME: 10:00am – 8:00pm
S507, Staunton

S507, Staunton

Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Fee (HKD)


Architectural photography is a subgenre that focuses primarily on capturing the aesthetics of built forms. While its documentative quality is valuable in rendering factual information, it is not necessarily the type of photography used in the design process. The use of photography in architecture can be defined more fluidly for it is not only the art of capturing light but also a form of visual text conveying analytical and creative qualities. In this sense, photography serves a similar purpose of omitting, directing, and abstracting information.

This student-led exhibition reveals a compilation of model photographs specifically detailing materiality, craft, and spatial abstraction. Models are a significant part of architectural pedagogy but they are often used as physical representations or treated as the final product of the design process. Beyond framing the geometry or revealing the texture of the models, this photography collection presents the diverse ways of capturing moments within models to evoke a spatial imagination based on the play of perspectives.

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