HKU Architecture Gallery – “Impossible Bricks” Pop-up Exhibition


5 March 2021 (Friday) – 28 March 2021 (Sunday)


10:00am – 8:00pm

03/05/2021 10:00 03/28/2021 20:00 Asia/Hong_Kong HKU Architecture Gallery – “Impossible Bricks” Pop-up Exhibition DATE: 5 March 2021 (Friday) – 28 March 2021 (Sunday)
TIME: 10:00am – 8:00pm
S507, Staunton

S507, Staunton

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



Ms. Isabel Wong / isabel.wong@hku.hk / +852 3917 2136

“Waste management is a pressing worldwide issue that occurs in both developed and underdeveloped countries. Like many big cities, food waste is one of the largest sources of solid waste in Hong Kong. In the same way that we have developed “impossible food” to satisfy consumption, in order to be more careful towards our environment, animals and our own bodies, the next step is to create impossible architecture. What if the act of consumption becomes the act of construction?

Throughout history, architecture and nature have been inseparable, and technology has been the medium for bridging the two. While the general construction industry uses state-of-the-art technology such as 3D printers, Robotic Arms, and Mini Robots, at the HKU Robotic Fabrication Laboratory, we are researching ways to seamlessly integrate natural materials with building technology. Using natural materials that we are currently wasting, we can create a new face for the rapid urbanization of cities we inhabit.

“Impossible Bricks” proposes the sustainable use of food waste to maximize reuse of local resources. The project uses digital technology to transform biological matter into bricks, tiles, modules, or other architectural prototypes, suggesting a provocative alternative to wasteful consumption by revaluing food waste for “impossible” construction.


Weekend Workshops

Image recycling – Haotian Zhang, Tianying Li | March 14

Intimate Plastic – Tianying Li, Lidia Ratoi, Su Chang | March 21

Wear a Waste – Lidia Ratoi, Chiara Oggioni, Yi Sun | March 28

Register via direct message to Instagram Account impossible.bricks. No walk-in places are available. Thank you.


Know more about HKU Architecture Gallery – “Reformative Coral Habitats”
Website: www.arch.hku.hk/ https://www.arch.hku.hk/event_/impossible-bricks
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