Research Projects and Publications in CUHK- Architecture

Research Projects


  • Analyzing the Transformation of Hong Kong’s Urban Tissue

  • TIEBEN Hendrik, WOO Pui Leng, YUET Tsang Chi
    7 December 2006
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The purpose of this research project is to study the transformation of Hong Kong’s “urban tissue” focusing on its open spaces (roads, parks and squares), plot subdivisions, and buildings (individual buildings and types).
    By analyzing the existing urban tissue, its historical development and its present condition the study addresses the following current challenges of Hong Kong:
    1. Degradation of open spaces by large scale developments;
    2. Destruction of urban heritage;
    3. Disappearance of important view axes and topographical features;
    4. Spatial segregation and gentrification; and
    5. Loss of local identities.
    The study is designed to prepare the ground for an Earmarked Grant Proposal in 2008.
    The outcome of the direct grant study will be published in form of papers in international refereed journals and presented at international conferences (targeted areas: urban design, urban history, heritage protection, cultural studies). The aim is to give a better understanding of the effects of current urban developments, to create a public awareness for the above mentioned challenges and to develop alternative strategies. (SS06733)



  • Application of Sunlight and Shadow Analysis for Layout and Site Planning

  • NG Yan Yung, TREGENZA Peter*, WONG K. S.*, HO Betty*
    1 March 2007
    Planning Department, HKSAR Government

    This study attempts to develop an methodology for Planners in the Hong Kong Government for city design.
    Sunlight (or solar radiation) on humans in the summer months could upset the body’s energy balance and causes thermal discomfort. Sunlight on buildings could increase their cooling load. On the other hand, sunlight inactivates germs and alleviates some of the negative effects of dampness. These are the welcome advantages in our hot and humid climatic conditions. Buildings and their recesses, and open spaces, should be designed to provide adequate duration of exposure to the sunlight in order to capture the benefits. For design and planning, two considerations are typically needed. Firstly, the availability of sunlight through a window to the interior space must be considered. These windows, especially windows of residential spaces, are commonly sensitive receivers. Secondly, the availability of sunlight to open spaces should also be considered and carefully designed. The methodology is straight forward. Firstly, the sensitive receivers are identified. Secondly, using a suitable tool, the Sunshine Hour or Sunshine Probability is assessed. Thirdly, the result could then be compared to the assessment criterion, and a judgement could be made. (SS06423)



  • An Appraisal of Spatial Standards and Facilities Levels of Elderly-care Architecture in Hong Kong

  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard, Ng Wing Shun Vincent*, LAW Lilian*
    1 November 2000
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The key objective of the proposed project is to develop a document outlining the current Spatial Standards and Provisions of Elderly-care Facilities in Hong Kong, with the aim to use such initial appraisal outcome to propose any need of improvements in the spatial provisions, resulting in the review of the current policy standards. The project is to be carried out in collaboration with the Services for the Elderly Division of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and the Community Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.
    There lacks in Hong Kong a common definition of the area standard for the elderly facilities, although a required area of 6.5m2 net floor area per resident is the minimum standard required for the licensing of private homes for the elderly. Such standards vary greatly among the private, subvented and other NGO institutions. The CUHK architectural team would carry out a "facilities appraisal" of the range of currently provided elderly facilities to compare the existing area and spatial provisions, to identify the state of the problems and any provision deficiencies. The outcome of the project is to provide an appraisal document which provides elderly-care architectural design spatial reference parameters to assist NGO sponsoring bodies and design consultants in undertaking future elderly-care facilities design, in line with the latest development in "Care for the Elderly" policy, community aspirations and international standards. (SS00979)



  • Architectural Appraisal of the Wan Chai Police Station

  • CODY Jeffrey William, TSUI Chung Man
    28 January 2002
    Antiquities & Monuments Office, Leisure & Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government

    This project has 3 purposes:
    (1) to describe and access the architectural merits of the structure in terms of its planning and design, and its significance among other police stations in Hong Kong;
    (2) to evaluate the historic significance of the building in the context of Wanchai and its function as an old police station in Hong Kong; and
    (3) to propose conceptual idea for the adaptive reuse of the building. (SS01717)



  • Architectural Services Department – Training Services on Heritage & Conservation

  • HO Puay Peng
    3 January 2008
    Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government

    Chinese Architectural Heritage Unit is to organize three local field trips in the “Public Awareness Campaign on Heritage Conservation” for Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government on behalf of the Development Bureau of HKSAR Government. The objective of these field trips is to arouse interest and understanding of public on heritage and conservation matters so that their knowledge and awareness on these issues will be enhanced. (SS07628)



  • Assessing the Quality of Open Space in Public Housing Design: An Environmental-Behavioral Approach

  • TSOU Jin Yeu, GIVONI Baruch, CHAN Ying Keung (Dept of Sociology), LAM Fung Ki#
    1 September 2003
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Open spaces are omnipresent in Hong Kong public housing estates. With the planning standards as many as 2,500 to 2,800 persons per hectare, open space is important for relieving the sense of over-congestion. As 46% of Hong Kong’s population lives in public housing estates, the quality of public open space is critical to the quality of life of more than three million people. Nevertheless, an initial study indicates that their usage may be as low as 1.36%1, which is largely due to inappropriate planning and design rather than insufficient area. Most previous studies of local open spaces are either from a sociological perspective or administratively focused on abstract budgetary metrics such as average area and green space per capita. Only limited studies concerning both the built environment and social behavior in these spaces have been carried out. In this study, we will conduct an environmental-behavioral (E-B) study2 to investigate the quality and livability of open spaces in Hong Kong public housing estates. Considering Hong Kong’s hyper-dense habitation pattern and subtropical climate, the two primary phenomena to be examined are the built environment and the social behavior of the residents. The built environment interacts with ambient physical conditions, especially with respect to visual sustainability, daylighting, airflow, and acoustics. It also relates to the administrative and social attributes of the settlement. Establishing the relationship between the built environments and the social behavioral patterns of the users will enable us to develop planning and design guidelines for Hong Kong’s public open spaces. (CU03282)



  • Cartographic and Photographic Survey of Morrison Building, Tuen Mun

  • HO Puay Peng, LO Ka Yu
    6 September 2007
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    Chinese Architectural Heritage Unit is to conduct cartographic and photography survey of Morrison building and its ancillary and structures for Antiquities and Monuments Offices, Hong Kong SAR Government. Such survey will facilitate future conservation of this declared monument.
    Morrison Building was a constructed originally as a villa built in 1936. Comprising a large 2-storey mansion in Western-style with some art-Deco features, Morrison Building was once used for tertiary education by the Dade Institute from 1946 to 1949. It has been declared as a monument under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinances (Cap. 53) in 2004.
    The site is currently under the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) for religious and educational purposes. (SS07637)



  • Cartographic Survey of Chik Kwai Study Hall, Pak Heung

  • HO Puay Peng, LO Ka Yu
    21 December 2006
    Antiquities & Monuments Office, Leisure & Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government

    This project is to carry out a cartographic survey of Chik Kwai Study Hall located at Pat Heung Sheung Tsuen, Yuen Long. The building is a two-hall traditional Chinese building comprised of an entrance hall, a courtyard and a main hall. It was built to provide education to the youngsters in the village, as well as used for ancestral worship. Besides the study hall is a row of small houses that were once used as stables. (SS06831)



  • Chinese Traditional Buildings in Hong Kong: An Investigation into Their Design, Layout, Construction, and Ornamentation

  • HO Puay Peng, LAM Sair Ling*, LIM Wan, Fung Bernard
    1 December 2001
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    In a recent territory-wide survey of historical buildings in Hong Kong, directed by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), many pre-1950 houses were ’re-discovered’. Most of these are traditional Chinese structures found in farming and fishing villages of Hong Kong. These vernacular artifacts include not just houses but also village walls, shrines and temples, ancestral halls, study halls, market buildings, and shops. They are in various states of repair, and many face demolition due to the rapid urbanization of rural Hong Kong.
    With the materials amassed so far at AMO, and because of the imminent danger of the disappearance of many structures, this project proposes to study in great depth the form and construction of these artifacts from which the development history of traditional buildings in Hong Kong will be outlined. The project will use both collected materials and new documentation to analyze the building attributes of these structures. These attributes include the layout of villages, fengshui reading, design of buildings, proportion and scale, construction methods, construction terminology, ornamentation style and type, and a history of craftsmanship in Hong Kong. Comparative studies of practices from different times and different origins of village settlers will be attempted. The project will also trace the difference between Hong Kong practices and those found in the places where the villagers migrated from, such as Shenzhen, Pearl River Delta, Chaozhou and Meizhou areas, and perhaps further to Jiangxi and Fujian provinces, if related.
    The significance of this project includes: its urgency, its comprehensive coverage, the possibility of understanding the repertoire of construction method and decorative schema seen in Hong Kong, a systematic understanding of constructional practices, such as fengshui, an attempt at understanding the relationship between local constructional practices and that of Guangdong province and beyond, and the education benefit to Hong Kong’s general public. The project will result in the preparation of a book manuscript and a CD-ROM that will fill a badly needed gap in educational materials for academics, the general public, heritage tourists, and students of Hong Kong history. (SS01366)



  • Conservation Appraisal for the Hong Kong Housing Society Preservation Projects in Wan Chai

  • HO Puay Peng, HUI Mei Kei Maggie#, CHEUNG Hei Wai, LO Ka Yu#
    18 May 2004
    C M Wong & Associates Ltd

    Professor Ho Puay-Peng, Architecture Department of the University will conduct the conservation appraisal for the Hong Kong Housing Society preservation projects at two locations in Wan Chai: Mallory Street/ Burrows Street
    Stone Nullah Lane (Blue House)
    It is the intention of the Hong Kong Housing Society to take up the preservation projects at the two locations in Wan Chai. The buildings at the site were completed before 1950 and comprises of 13 blocks. In the conservation appraisal we shall include an overall assessment of the architectural and cultural significance of the two projects; an inventory of the existing historical structures and architectural features which are suitable for conservation and/or adaptive reuse; and also an architectural and historical appraisal and technical guidelines for future conservation and /or adaptive reuse.
    Hardcopies of heritage reports, measured drawings and electronic copies would be the final products for this project. (SS02545)



  • Conservation Study of Blue House, Wan Chai

  • HO Puay Peng, LO Ka Yu, LAM Sze Man, NG Wan Yee Wendy, HO Sum Yee
    1 October 2006
    Hong Kong Housing Society

    The aim of the research is to explore possible uses of the Blue House building after conservation. It will provide a framework for understanding the social and occupancy history of the building as well as best practices around the world in the field of adaptive reuse of historical buildings. The research will also include preliminary feasibility study of reverting the building to residential use. In order to complete the research in a comprehensive manner, experts in the field of social history and professionals involved in adaptive reuse will be consulted in the course of the research. (SS06634)



  • Conservation Study, Survey and Record and Condition Appraisal of Tsing Shan Monastery, Tuen Mun, New Territories

  • HO Puay Peng, CHAN Yuen Lai#, NG Wan Yee Wendy, LO Ka Yu
    1 November 2004
    KCL FiSEC Ltd

    Tsing Shan Monastery is an important Buddhist establishment in Hong Kong. The long history of the monastery and its unique architecture are two most valuable assets of the monastery. Although there are now many buildings, the core of monastery demonstrates an architectural style that is not found elsewhere in Hong Kong, and for that matter in south China. The architectural form might have been influenced by ritual requirement, transmission pattern of the Chan school, or perhaps the decisions of previous abbots. This question and the associated questions of the development of architectural style and the history of the architectural development of the site would be one focus of the study. The relationship between Chan Buddhist ritual and the architectonic space will also be a focus in the study. (SS04913)



  • Consultancy Services for the Heritage Impact Assessment for the Former Clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club at 12, Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong

  • HO Puay Peng, HO Sum Yee, LO Ka Yu
    1 March 2008
    Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government

    Chinese Architectural Heritage Unite (CAHU) is to conduct Heritage Impact Assessment on the site of former Clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club at 12, Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong. The building is a Grade II historical building that comprise of a main building and two annexes built in 1908 for storage if sailing apparatus and receptions of members. The research will include historical and architectural study of the building, conservation policy and strategy for the site, as well as the impact of proposed use to the cultural significance of the site. (SS07860)



  • Defining Standard Skies for Daylighting and Energy Efficient Design of Buildings in Hong Kong

  • NG Yan Yung, TREGENZA Peter*
    31 December 2002
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    The use of daylight in building provides a better and a more welcoming ambience. It leads o improved health and productivity. Algorithms based on the genetic CIE Standard Sky models, which were defined in the early 50s, are being used to predict daylight in buildings. However, they do not represent the sky conditions of Hong Kong. This leads to errors in estimating daylight provisions of building spaces. The International Daylight Measurement Programme (IDMP) itiated in 1991 by the CIE (Commission Internationale de lEclairage). 46 stations were established. Based on the data collected, CIE has recently issued a draft standard and algorithms incorporating a set of 15 new Standard Skies. They are intended to be a better universal basis for the classification of skies. The purpose of this research project is collect sky data in Hong Kong to establish the extent to which the proposed set of CIE Standard Skies can represent skies of Hong Kong. And to determine if a subset of the standard skies could be defined for more accurate calculations of daylighting of buildings in Hong Kong. The result of the project will tabulated data of sky data of Hong Kong based on the CIE new Standard Skies Algorithms. The data could be used to develop better design tools and software for creating naturally well-lit building spaces with reduced risk of too little or too much glazing area, and for estimating supplementary electric lighting needs, control and energy saving. (CU02198)



  • Developing Innovative School Design Parameters in Hong Kong for 21st Century

  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard
    1 July 2000
    Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government

    Objectives: The project aims to develop an interactive document to provide future school design parameters to guide school sponsoring bodies and design consultants in undertaking future public sector school building design, in line with the latest development in education reform, community aspirations and international standards.
    Targets and expected number of beneficiaries: Over 500 representatives from the following sectors, but the outcome of the project will virtually benefit and have impact on all future school designs and their users: educational/ curriculum experts; education administrators/ school principals; parents; teachers; students; architects from private and public sectors; building consultants and contractors; urban planners; social workers/ psychologists; financial experts and relevant statutory bodies and departments.
    Implementation Method: The proposed methodology of the project involves (1) research and consultation; (2) surveys; (3) design workshops and seminars; (4) integration and design testings; (5) publicity and exhibition; and is intended to be carried out in collaboration with the Education Department and the Hong Kong Kong Institute of Architects.
    Process: The development of the design parameters contained within the document will adopt an open, interactive, participatory and community process, through further workshops and consultation involving the aforesaid sectors. An essential element of the proposed project is to receive evaluation and feedback from participants for incorporation into the constituents of the school "design parameters". (SS20004)



  • Ducted Wind Turbine - A Partnership Project with Schools

  • NG Yan Yung
    3 January 2004
    CLP Renewable Energy Community Project 2004

    A new generation of “invisible” wind turbine will be investigated. The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) of the University of Strathclyde originally developed the design. The advantage is that unlike normal wind turbine, it can be well integrated into the façade of buildings - hence less intrusive. The design is attractive to high-rise urban cityscape of Hong Kong due to its invisibility. However, its detailed design and feasibility is still to be investigated. Partner with 3 secondary schools to conduct experimental studies of the design for renewable energy generation, the project will benefit advanced secondary students to understand physics, mechanics, electricity generation, fabrication, measurement, data analysis, climate, and the development of a scholarly methodology to investigate a problem intellectually and creatively. Based on outline drawings, students will develop the design, fabricate the turbine, mount it on their school building, monitor its efficiency, calibrated against theoretical results and report their findings. The three secondary schools are Law Ting Pong Secondary School, Kiangsu-Chekiang College (Shatin), and Tai Po San Yuk Secondary School. The three schools were selected from over 20 schools invited to participate. (SS03558)



  • Enhancement of a Web-Based Environmental Education Learning Package Entitled: “Education for Sustainable Development in Hong Kong Schools”

  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard, WONG Wan Ho
    5 October 2007
    Education Bureau

    The project will enhance and maintain a web-based environmental education learning package to support teachers in the promotion of education for sustainable development in school with the joint effort from EDB and Focus Group. (ED07621)



  • Environmental Assessment and Appraisal for the Residential Development at Ma Wo, TPTL 179, Tai Po

  • TSOU Jin Yeu, Benny KM Chow, MAK Kwok Pui (Joint Lab. for Geoinformation Science)
    15 June 2005
    Dragon (Hong Kong) Limited

    The Project Team will carry out environmental studies, including Wind Environment & Natural Ventilation and Daylighting Provision for a proposed public housing development at Ma Wo, TPTL 179, Tai Po. The Project Team will conduct assessment tests with appropriate computer simulation software and carrying out analysis of tests results. Based on these results, the Project Team will make practical and site specific recommendations with justifications on the building design, layout, orientation, environmental health, use of special devices, materials etc. with a view to achieve better solutions. (SS04572)



  • Environmental Consultancy for Public Rental Housing Development at Tin Shui Wai Area 103 & 104

  • TSOU Jin Yeu, CHOW Ka Ming, ZHU Yimin, LAM Fung Ki
    28 June 2002
    Hong Kong Housing Authority

    The research team is invited by the Hong Kong Housing Authority, HKSAR, to conduct appropriate environmental studies and assessment tests with appropriate computer simulation software and shall carry out analysis of tests results. The research team will advise a set of local and international standards against which the results shall be compared. Based on these results, the research team will make practical and site specific recommendations with justifications on the building design, layout, orientation, use of special devices, materials, with a view to achieve better solutions. The research will mainly focus on the urban wind environment simulation, natural ventilation assessment, and daylight provision. (SS01469)



  • Environmental Design Studies for a Proposed Housing Department at Shatin Pass

  • TSOU Jin Yeu, Benny KM Chow, MAK Kwok Pui (Joint Lab. for Geoinformation Science)
    15 March 2005
    Hong Kong Housing Authority

    The Project Team will carry out environmental studies, including Wind Environment & Natural Ventilation, Daylighting, and Solar Heat Gain for a proposed public housing development at Shatin Pass. The Project Team will conduct assessment tests with appropriate computer simulation software and carrying out analysis of tests results. Based on these results, the Project Team will make practical and site specific recommendations with justifications on the building design, layout, orientation, environmental health, use of special devices, materials etc. with a view to achieve better solutions. (SS04897)



  • Environmental Design Studies for a Proposed Housing Development at Ex-Chaiwan

  • TSOU Jin Yeu, Benny KM Chow, MAK Kwok Pui (Joint Lab. for Geoinformation Science)
    15 March 2005
    Hong Kong Housing Authority

    The Project Team will carry out environmental studies, including Wind Environment & Natural Ventilation, Daylighting, and Solar Heat Gain for a proposed public housing development at Ex-Chaiwan. The Project Team will conduct assessment tests with appropriate computer simulation software and carrying out analysis of tests results. Based on these results, the Project Team will make practical and site specific recommendations with justifications on the building design, layout, orientation, environmental health, use of special devices, materials etc. with a view to achieve better solutions. (SS04327)



  • Facility at CUHK for Testing Temperatures and Ventilation Conditions in Highrise Apartments in Hong Kong

  • NG Yan Yung, GIVONI Baruch
    11 November 2002
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    It is possible to reproduce the expected indoor temperature in a building, under given climatic conditions by constructing a test cell having an envelope structure closely similar to that of the full size building. This methodology provides a cheap and effective way to study various design parameters very quickly. The project will construct such a facility at a roof top of a building in CUHK. The exterior walls of the test cell are built with the same materials and the same thickness as the real building. The windows’ size have the same window/floor area ratio as in the real building. Walls of the modeled apartment that are not exposed to the outdoor, e.g. facing neighboring apartments, internal corridor, etc., as well as the roof and the floor, are well insulated. The test cell is fitted with thermal couples for measurement. Thermal behaviors or design parameters like orientation, thermal mass, ventilation aperture, solar gain and cool air input will be studied. Mathematical models and formulae will be developed to aid designers to predict indoor thermal comfort with external weather data. (EE02861)



  • The Feasibility Study on Developing Performance Based Assessment Methods and Performance Index for Healthy Housing in Hong Kong High-Density Context

  • TSOU Jin Yeu, Benny KM Chow
    1 April 2005
    Supplementary Funding for RGC Central Allocation

    Research Objectives:
    - To collaborate with the local and China institutions to define the housing design and planning parameters associated with the public hygiene.
    - To further refine the research framework for the healthy housing performance index and design / planning guidelines.
    Scope of Study:
    - To study and investigate the current statutory requirements, Code of Practice and design guidelines for the health living environment for both Hong Kong and China high-density urban context.
    - To investigate and compare the local and overseas academic researches related to the health living environment, and performance based simulation on urban design and planning.
    Expected Deliverables
    - Formulate detailed research framework for the assessment methods, protocols and rating systems for healthy housing design.
    - Organize brain storming sessions, research seminars, and workshops in healthy housing design and planning performance assessment. (SS04778)



  • From Colonialism to Modernity: A Study of Residential Architecture of Hong Kong between 1900-1970

  • HO Puay Peng
    1 January 2008
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    This research will study Hong Kong's private residential architecture constructed between 1900-1970. The objective is to chart the architectural development within the context of cultural and economic developments during a hectic period of social transformation in Hong Kong from colonialism to modernism. In many other regions, there is a clear process of stylistic changes in domestic architecture from neo-classicism to modernism, similar changes can also be seen in Hong Kong. This research attempts to uncover the factors that brought about such changes which will then be placed within the context of other colonial region for comparison. This research will collate, collect and refine available and new data for residential architecture between 1900 and 1970. Through the study of these residential buildings, the history of Hong Kong architecture can be delineated. On top of looking into the history of architecture, we will analyze issues prevalent at the society within the time period. This proposed research will provide a structured framework for understanding the changing society of Hong Kong in early twentieth century through the architecture it produced. (CU07439)



  • Globalization of Assessment of Architecture for Extreme Loading

  • MARKOV Ivan
    1 June 2006
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    This proposal is to initiate a global approach to .Assessment of Architecture for Extreme Loading. and to lay down a sound proposal for an Earmarked Grant Proposal.
    Emerging research topic related to structural responses to extreme loading is evolving throughout engineering community yet its impact on architecture is lacking. High building density of Hong Kong has its own specifics that need to be tested with respect to western building practice.
    The research will contribute to safety of buildings exposed to unpredictable loading conditions. This is cross disciplinary research between architecture and engineering; it is cross cultural research merging West and East with potential to effect China.s emerging building construction practice; and it is global in sense to assembly an international experts. team for competitive Earmarked Grant Proposal. (SS05376)



  • Heritage Consultancy on Two Temples Under the Management of the Chinese Temples Committee (CTC)

  • HO Puay Peng, HUI Mei Kei Maggie#, FONG Man Sze#, NG Pui Tsz#, LO Ka Yu#
    30 July 2003
    Chinese Temples Committee

    In collaboration with the Chinese Temples Committee (CTC), Professor Ho Puay-Peng, Architecture Department of the University will develop comprehensive heritage consultancy reports on two Chinese temples of Hong Kong: (1) Tin Hau Temple, Joss House Bay, Sai Kung, N.T. (2) Tam Kung & Tin Hau Temple, No.9, Blue Pool Road, Wong Nei Chung, Hong Kong The purpose of the project is to provide adequate information to the CTC for future maintenance and renovation service made to the temples. So, the project team will undertake a detailed measurement, photographic record and historical research before renovation work to the temple commences. It is to recall drawings or reports that have been lost and illustrate the present condition and dimensions of the temples, which at last will produce a full set of measured drawings and photographic record. Site visits and interviews with neighbors in vicinity and meeting with the Secretariat and its appointed architects and engineers are also tasks needed to be done by the team so as to comprise a research as well as a recommendation on conservation. Hardcopies of heritage reports, measured drawings, photographic survey record and electronic copies would be the final products for this project. (SS03507)



  • Heritage Consultancy Regarding Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen (Kowloon)

  • CODY Jeffrey William
    20 April 2004
    Sai Ling Realty Company

    The purpose of this project was to advise the Sai Ling Realty Company concerning heritage conservation issues associated with the historic Kowloon village, Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen, which is experiencing severe challenges associated with its historic site because of ongoing real estate development in the vicinity (SS03570)



  • Hong Kong Traditional Architectural Information System HKTAIS

  • HO Puay Peng, WONG Kam Fai William (Dept of Systems Engineering & Engin. Management), YANG Christopher Chuen Chi (Dept of Systems Engineering & Engin. Management), HUI Mei Kei Maggie, LO Ka Yu#
    14 February 2003
    The Antiquities & Monuments Office

    In collaboration with Antique and Monument Office (AMO), Professor Ho Puay-Peng, Architecture Department of the University will develop an electronic archive and analytical system (Hong Kong Traditional Architectural Information System AIS) for traditional Chinese buildings in Hong Kong. The system is a web-based program, which can store detailed architectural information of approximately 150 (nos) traditional Chinese buildings. Apart from acting as a database archive, the program also provides searching functions that enable the users to select specific features of the buildings for their own studies. The program also supports comparative analysis on different architectural features among the recorded buildings. The searching fields range from the family name of the building’s original owner to the structural system, also down to the detail ornamentations.
    The development of an architectural electronic archive system in the field of Chinese architecture has never been done elsewhere before. Therefore this project will be a pioneer study, it will also set a standard for the field of Chinese Architectural studies.
    The project team will involve CINTEC (Center of Innovation and Technology) of the University to act as a collaborator in the design of the AIS database with corresponding XML schema. The works of CINTEC will include functional requirement specification, system specification, development, system testing, and user acceptance testing. CINTEC will help the maintenance of the finished product and storage of the data during this research project’s period. In the long-term future, the finished HKTAIS and data stored inside will be transferred to AMO’s new research center and therefore maintained by AMO. (SS02882)



  • Hong Kong's New Town Urbanism: The Forgotten Ground Plane

  • SANDERS Nancy Margaret, LONNMAN Bruce Eric
    1 March 2001
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The success of great urban environments around the world, both new and old, is largely based on the quality and character of pedestrian activity at the ground level. Hong Kong boasts a dynamic, and almost unparalleled sky-line in terms of design innovation, but her "ground-line," largely ignored in the design and planning process, increasingly offers little to boast about.
    High-density new town developments exhibit a particularly acute formlessness at the ground plane. Without clear and cohesive spatial definition, pedestrians are left in a placeless and chaotic diaspora where civility is ignored and culture is absent. Greater design attention and planning of this "leftover" realm is badly needed if new towns are to achieve identity and community.
    In order to improve the design of contemporary new town urban form, the researchers propose to undertake a detailed documentation and evaluation of open space systems and the design strategies that make them viable pedestrian environments. Timetested examples as well as fresh innovations within Southeast Asia will serve as the groundwork and inspiration for a set of design guidelines for achieving a more meaningful, dynamic, and humanly-scaled urban groundscape.
    The guidelines, in the form of careful, precise drawings and text, will aim to capture the character and spirit of the case studies as well as their facts and details. It is hoped that they will serve as both inspiration and reference tool for planners, architects, and students interested in obtaining greater insight into the design of the pedestrian realm in high-density new towns. (SS00575)



  • Housing Development at Sha Tin Areas 4C & 38A Phase 3 Environmental Study on Alternative Design Options

  • TSOU Jin Yeu, CHOW Ka Ming, ZHU Yimin
    1 June 2003
    Hong Kong Housing Authority

    The research team is invited by the Hong Kong Housing Authority, HKSAR, to conduct appropriate environmental studies for Sha Tin Areas 4C & 38A Phase 3 housing development. The project will focus on assess the natural ventilation for three alternative housing designs. The research team will assess the ventilation rates and ventilation pattern at various floors of the domestic blocks under prevailing wind condition, and identify with improvement proposals on reentrant area, internal void space, and corridor of domestic blocks where natural ventilation is insufficient. (SS02998)



  • Improving the Air Quality of Public Transport Interchanges: A CFD Design Model

  • TSOU Jin Yeu
    1 November 2002
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Indoor public transport interchanges (PTI) are ubiquitous in Hong Kong. Usually, huge areas (with limited height) are used for different forms of public transportation on the ground floor with dense development above that serious air pollution problems are imposed. According to information published in newspapers and data from an Environmental Protection Department (EPD) report, air pollution in PTIs is a serious consideration in Hong Kong. In the past, this was considered as an engineering problem instead of an architectural problem. The traditional solution to this problem is quantitative instead of qualitative. To effectively integrate architectural design with an efficient ventilation system to remove pollutants from PTIs, designers and engineers need to predict and visualize pollutant concentration and the time history of pollutant transfer in PTIs during early stages of design. In past studies, airflow in PTIs was only considered as a steady, single-phase flow. Now, with time dependent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) multiphase simulation, prediction of pollutant concentrations and the time history of pollutant transfer become probable. Combining Virtual Reality technology developed in our previous projects, designers and engineers can visualize the pollution flow pattern in a PTI. On the basis of simulation results, new designers can be proposed and tested. (CU02199)



  • Kowloon Bay Waterfront Development

  • LUI Chun Wan Alex
    1 May 2001
    The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong

    As a major city in the world, Hong Kong is blessed with a uniquely beautiful natural setting. However, the development of waterfront areas have not yielded satisfactory results in the past years. The research has identified many key factors leading to such failures in urban development, such as fragmentation in government policies, lack of coordination between public and private developments, lack of urban design input in the planning process, lack of suitable implementation mechanism.
    Kowloon Bay Waterfront will be Hong Kong's last opportunity to have a desirable waterfront development. The research has reviewed the government's plan for Kowloon Bay Waterfront critically and explored innovative planning and design concepts applicable to this unique site of great potential. In order to realise these innovative concepts, the researcher has explored various methods in implementation and finally proposed to establish a Development Authority for the Kowloon Bay Waterfront. (SS00958)



  • On-site Measurement of Natural Lighting of Public Flat

  • NG Yan Yung
    1 July 2001
    Ove Arup & Partners

    Hong Kong is the most densely populated city in the world. It boasts a development density of 2700 person per hectare. Typically, residential buildings are built to a plot ratio of 9 and site coverage of around 50%. This leads to 40-60 storey high buildings built very closely together. This study aims to assess daylight performance of newly constructed public housing in Hong Kong by collecting ’as is’ on-site daylight and visual data of residential unit(s). The data will be used to inform better design in future as well as to calibrate against existing design and computational tools. (EE01386)



  • Past, Present and Future – A Study of the Urban Transformation of Shum Shui Po

  • WOO Pui Leng
    1 November 2007
    United College, CUHK

    The purpose of this research project is to study the issue of continuity and change in Hong Kong of by focusing on the urban transformation of Shum Shui Po. The research will study changes of the land (topography, reclamations, lot divisions), open spaces (streets, squares, parks), and buildings (housing types, and landmarks). By analyzing the existing urban fabric, its historical development, and current conditions, this study aims to address important challenges of Hong Kong on urban decay, built-heritage, open spaces, housing, and social-cultural identities.
    Many old Chinese tenements (tong-laus) in Shum Shui Po will be demolished for urban renewal. So Ur Estate, one of the award-winning public housing projects will also be redeveloped into higher-class housing. The physical decay and the unique qualities of many buildings is obvious. The richness of residential and public life is also evident. Shum Shui Po in these respects is facing one of the urban dilemmas of Hong Kong. How can the city renew and change without eradicating history and destroying life?
    This research will attempt to define built-heritage by looking into the urban prlcess that led to the making of places like Shum Shi Po. The study will reveal the urban history, present conditions, and future possibilities by focusing on the historical evidence, the architecture and urban space of the area. And in doing so, it aims to explore a methodology for the study of urban history, and for developing urban strategies in Hong Kong. (SS07461)



  • Photographic Documentation of Pictorial Decorations

  • HO Puay Peng
    1 November 2000
    Leisure & Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government

    The project is to survey key chinese building in rural Hong Kong for pictorial depiction. A database of representative examples will be compiled. (SS00364)



  • A Pilot Study of Summer Outdoor Urban Thermal Comfort of Inhabitants in Hong Kong

  • NG Yan Yung
    1 April 2006
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    Since SARS of 2003, the quality of the urban environment of Hong Kong has received a lot of attentions. .Is our outdoor spaces safe and comfortable for our daily activities?. is one of the many questions asked by the public. Planning Department has commissioned a study recently and concluded that a thermally balanced outdoor environment is conducive to public life. The study had initially plotted a chart relating the thermal comfort zones with solar radiation, air temperature and wind speed based on researches elsewhere in the Tropical regions. This understanding needs to be furthered with on site studies in Hong Kong. This piloted study intends to provide some data in this respect. In addition, the proposed study will also used this local dataset to calibrate prediction and simulation software developed in Germany and In the UK. The calibrated software will be useful providing predictions to new designs. (SS05989)



  • A Pilot Study of Using Large Eddy Simulation (LES) for High Density City Urban Studies

  • NG Yan Yung, Siegfried Raasch*, Dipl.-Met Marcus Oliver Letzel*
    1 December 2007
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    This study proposes to understand Hong Kong’s high density urban fabric using large Eddy Simulation (LES) studies. LES is a powerful computational fluid dynamics scientific technique known to produce reliable results for turbulence studies. The significance of the study is to pilot an application use of LES for real life problems. This has never been done before. The study will on the one hand refine the scientific working of LES, on the other hand provide useful case study data for design and planning. (SS07761)



  • A Pilot Study on: Review of Daylight Factors Recommendable / Acceptable to Hong Kong in Consideration of the Local Climate and Sociocultural Aspects

  • NG Yan Yung , CHAN Ying Keung (Dept of Sociology), TREGENZA Peter*
    1 March 2001
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    It is important to provide adequate daylight to building interiors for health and safety reasons. Researchers have indicated a close relation between the biological well being and the amount of daily light dose required. In urban Hong Kong, buildings are typically spaced much closer together than their foreign counterparts. They provide a lower overall daylight performance. Under such a context, it is perceivable that inhabitants of Hong Kong would demand a different level of daylight performance from their western counterparts. However, there has been no study to guide designers and law makers as to what could be considered minimum, adequate or reasonable. This cross discipline study aims to establish the minimum acceptable daylight performance (in terms of average daylight factors) of residential spaces in Hong Kong. The study focuses on mass and public housing for low and middle-low income groups. The minimum daylight standard will be the basis for establishing town planning and building design guidelines as well as assisting the law makers to make new laws to safeguard the health and safety aspects of the living environment in Hong Kong. (SS00540)



  • Production of a Web-Based Learning Package on Environmental Education Entitled: "Education for Sustainable Development in Schools in Hong Kong"

  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard
    16 March 2006
    Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government

    The project aims to design, produce and maintain a web-based environmental education learning package entitled .Education for sustainable Development in Schools in Hong Kong. for the Moral and civic Education Section, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Manpower Bureau to support teachers in the promotion of education for sustainable development in schools. The project will conduct a number of research activities, including surveys and interview with the frontier teachers in order to understand their eminent needs for support on education for sustainable development in schools. Consultation will be conducted with education/curriculum experts and leading professionals from .built environment. and .sustainable development. sector as well in order to set a comprehensive framework for the development of the learning package. (ED05458)



  • Production of Sectional Model of Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall

  • HO Puay Peng, LO Ka Yu, NG Wan Yee Wendy, LAM Sze Man
    20 June 2006
    Antiquities & Monuments Office, Leisure & Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government

    Chinese Architectural Heritage Unit, Department of Architecture is to provide a service on producing a sectional model of Historic Building for display at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre (HDC) of the Antiquities and Monuments Office. The outcome will be a sectional model made of maple, being put in a display case with an illustrated description of the building including a brief account of the history, architecture and cultural meanings of the building. (SS05324)



  • Provision of Conservation Consultancy Services for URA Redevelopment Project at Lee Tung Street/McGregor Street (H15), Wan Chai

  • HO Puay Peng, NG Wan Yee Wendy
    1 August 2005
    The Team Consultant

    The Consultancy service is to provide conservation consultancy and structural engineering services to support the submission of a structural assessment, a conservation plan, photographic and cartographic surveys for the development project at Lee Tung Street / McGregor Street to AMO for approval. (SS05620)



  • Provision of Design Service for the Publication "Traditional Chinese Architecture in Hong Kong"

  • HO Puay Peng, LO Ka Yu, CHAN Yuen Lai#, CHEUNG Hei Wai#
    17 September 2004
    Antiquities & Monuments Office, HKSAR Government

    Among the publications on Hong Kong’s traditional architecture, there has not been any book that provides a comprehensive picture of Chinese traditional buildings in Hong Kong. Existing publications are also single-dimensional and provide no means for complete descriptions of a structure nor interactive comparisons of different structures. This publication will cover 100 representative Chinese complexes in Hong Kong and is a comprehensive catalogue detailing the history, building form and decorations of these complexes expressed in text, drawings and photographs. It is also an interactive device allowing the users to rearrange the complexes for architectural comparison, in terms of size, scale, location and individual architectural elements.
    This proposed catalogue is the product from the research project “Chinese Traditional Buildings in Hong Kong”, which is funded by the University Grant Committee Earmarked Grant. The research team, led by Professor Ho Puay-peng, has surveyed more than 200(nos) complexes in Hong Kong over the summer of 2002. (SS04338)



  • Provision of Writing, Editing and Design Service for the Publications of the Tsing Shan Monastery

  • HO Puay Peng, NG Wan Yee Wendy
    15 July 2005
    The Managing Trustees of the Charitable Trust of Tsing Shan Monastery

    The Managing Trustees of the Charitable Trust of Tsing Shan Monastery would like to promote the significance of Tsing Shan Monastery through the means of publication. The publication will be a book, pamphlet and leaflet targeted for the general public and tourists who are interested in monastic architecture, traditional Chinese architecture or the monastery itself. Secondary and tertiary students can also use the publications as part of their education in history and the study of Hong Kong culture.
    The publication is based on the researched findings from the project .Conservation Study, Survey and Record of Tsing Shan Monastery, Tuen Mun. commissioned by the Managing Trustees of the Charitable Trust of Tsing Shan Monastery. (SS05658)



  • Public Engagement Programme for the Hung Hom District Study

  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard, WONG Wan Ho
    1 December 2006
    Centre of Architectural Research for Education, Elderly, Environment and Excellence Ltd

    The Programme aims at providing a platform for the stakeholders to exchange views and visions on the enhancement of the Hung Horn harbour-front areas with a view to formulating a comprehensive district plan for the areas, which is built upon community consensus and can meet the various needs of the society. In particular, the project will provide inputs to the Hung Horn District Study and carry out a 2-stage Public Engagement Programme to collect public views on the enhancement of the Hung Horn harbour-front areas. (SS06417)



  • Public Engagement Programme for Tuen Mun River Area Revitalization Project

  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard, WONG Wan Ho
    1 April 2008
    Centre of Architectural Research for Education, Elderly, Environment and Excellence Ltd

    Acting on behalf of the Government, the Hong Kong Housing Society is undertaking a preliminary study on the improvement of areas around Tuen Mun River in Tuen Mun New Town. Through the Assignment initiated by Hong Kong Housing Society, the Consultants will conduct a preliminary integrated study on the formulation of planning, urban design and landscape framework for revitalization of Tuen Mun River Area. The Community Participation Unit, a research unit under the Department of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CPU-CUHK) as a role of partner in this Public Engagement Programme will provide expertise and research base in planning and designing the engagement activities, and facilitating the implementation of various events. Students helpers will be mobilized to carry out surveys and provided needed manpower support to the numerous engagement activities where appropriate. (SS07530)



  • Researches and Knowledge Advancement of the Understanding of Solar Resources in Hong Kong

  • NG Yan Yung
    31 December 2003
    CLP Power Renewable Energy Fund

    Solar resources is a form of renewable energy. In Hong Kong, the Observatory has collected data of their availability for many years now. Various researchers in Hong Kong also collected their own research data. The purpose of this study is to review the current state of knowledge and to propose a way forward. It is anticipated that a collated effort will be formed to establish a Solar Resources Standard for Hong Kong in a few years time to guide calculation and research into areas of studies like PV cell. (SS03920)



  • Resource Kits for Revitalising Historic Building Through Partnership Scheme

  • HO Puay Peng
    19 November 2007
    Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government

    Chinese Architectural Heritage Unit is to produce resource kits of North Kowloon magistracy, Old Tai O Police Station, Fong Yuen Study Hall and Mei Ho House for the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme" for Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government. Such survey will provide important references for the applicants of this scheme. "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme" by Development Bureau aims to give these historic buildings a new lease of life for the enjoyment of the public. (SS07316)



  • Ridgeline Controversy

  • LUI Chun Wan Alex
    1 May 2001
    Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (H.K.) Limited

    Hong Kong is a beautiful city-towering Victoria Peak, the harbour's expanse of blue water, the meandering coastline and the city huddling on the slopes, encircled by Kowloon's mountain range. After the war, economic development has taken off in Hong Kong, and particularly during the last several decades, the city has transformed into a world metropolis. Like many other world class cities, tall buildings have sprung up in many parts of urban areas and the harbour front, creating equally dramatic views challenging the dominating natural features. As the city continues to grow, more developments of significant scale, height and form will take place in the coming years, affecting the visibility of city's encircling ridgelines. This tendency has become a matter of great concern to some people, since it is not simply an issue of view protection, but also an issue relating to future development of a large part of our city. This research study and symposium address this issue directly, studying its implications and exploring possible ways to achieve the planning objectives through a variety of urban design, planning measures and development policies. (SS00846)



  • A Strategic Partnership on Environmental Design Study and Staff Training in Tin Shui Wai Area 104 and Rehabilitation of So Uk Estate

  • TSOU Jin Yeu, Benny KM Chow
    1 September 2004
    Hong Kong Housing Authority

    The Project Team will carry out environmental studies, including Wind Environment & Natural Ventilation, Daylighting, Solar Heat Gain & Thermal Comfort, and Road Traffic Noise for two proposed residential projects. The Project Team will conduct assessment tests with appropriate computer simulation software and carrying out analysis of tests results. Based on these results, the Project Team will make practical and site specific recommendations with justifications on the building design, layout, orientation, environmental health, use of special devices, materials etc. with a view to achieve better solutions. Staff training package will be included. (SS04418)



  • A Study of the Design Achievements of Hong Kong's Modern Architecture from the 1940s to the 1970s

  • GU Daqing, BERTIN Vito Daniel, ZHU Jingxiang
    1 January 2007
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    The purpose of the investigation is to study, using documentation and formal analysis, the design achievements of Hong Kong’s modern architecture between the 1940s and 1970s. Up until now studies of Hong Kong’s architecture have concentrated mainly on either vernacular and historical buildings or contemporary design work with little attention being paid to the period in between, the 1940s to 1970s, which was strongly influenced by the Modern Movement. The design achievements of this period are largely unknown, not only to the public but to many professionals. This project will therefore be the first attempt to fill in this void in the study of Hong Kong’s architecture. In the process of urban renewal, many buildings of this period have been and will be demolished for new development. We hope that, through this project, the most representative examples from this period will be carefully recorded, analyzed and documented. Beyond merely graphic documentation or historical and social studies, the research intends to focus on the study of design. In particular, we will take three topical studies on public housing and institutional buildings, which in a great degree determined the urban form of contemporary Hong Kong. The results of the study will be published as a series of design monographs. (CU06668)



  • Tectonics in Hong Kong

  • GU Daqing, BERTIN Vito Daniel, NUTT Timothy John
    1 March 2003
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The purpose of the proposed investigation is to conduct a formal analysis of selected local buildings designed and built during the 1940’s to 70’s. The investigation focuses on the tectonic aspect of architectural design. The term tectonics used in architecture indicates a particular field of design inquiry. The key issue is about the interrelationship between space and the physical means that defines space. In Hong Kong, some of the buildings designed and built during the 1940’s to 70’s possess a particular quality in their tectonic expression. This quality can be revealed through an exercise of formal analysis. In the long history of Hong Kong architecture, the design achievements in this particular period are, generally speaking, unknown not only to the public but also to many architects. Therefore, this project will be the first attempt to fill in a void in the study of Hong Kong architecture by documenting and analyzing some carefully selected buildings from this period. The resulting document will also provide an important local reference for design teaching in local schools. (SS02341)



  • Term Consultancy for Provision of Advisory Services – Cat. A – Term Consultancy for Expert Evaluation and Advisory Services on Air Ventilation Assessment (PLNQ37/2007)

  • NG Yan Yung, WONG K S*, HO Betty*, FUNG Chi Hung Jimmy*
    7 September 2007
    Planning Department, HKSAR Government

    Urban Ventilation, air quality and planning development is a topical issue in Hong Kong. Planning Development of HKSAR has recently launched the Air Ventilation Assessment protocol. The protocol was earlier developed by Professor Edward Ng of Department of Architecture at CUHK. All major government developments and planning exercise in Hong Kong now have to submit evidences that the planning and design does not adversely affect the urban air ventilation of the city. All AVA submissions will be examined by the Planning Department. The team consultancy allows experts to give advices to Planning Department for Air Ventilation Assessment (AVA). (SS07331)



  • Term Consultancy for Provision of Advisory Services on AVA Submission

  • NG Yan Yung Shen Helen*, RAO Anjanna*, Dai Lim Tsz Grazia*, Loy Michael M.T.*, TAM Iris*
    15 April 2006
    Planning Department, HKSAR Government

    Urban Ventilation, air quality and planning development is a topical issue in Hong Kong. Planning Department of HKSAR has recently launched the Air Ventilation Assessment protocol. The protocol was earlier developed by Professor Edward Ng of Department of Architecture at CUHK. All major government developments and planning exercise in Hong Kong now have to submit evidences that the planning and design does not adversely affect the urban air ventilation of the city. All AVA submissions will be examined by the Planning Department. The team consultancy allows experts to give advices to Planning Department of Air Ventilation Assessment (AVA) submissions of project proponents. The work also assembles research and project data of AVA works in Hong Kong on behalf of Planning Department, and eventually compiles a report to suggest ways to advance the agenda to provide a better ventilated urban design policy for Hong Kong. (SS05374)



  • Tsuen Wan West Research and Development Project

  • BANIASSAD Esmail, CHOW Kelly Chi Wai, HO Shuk Mei*
    15 July 2005
    Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation

    This is a proposal for a .communal development. of Tsuen Wan West which combines and includes several existing developments and aims to provide a connecting physical tissue and enhance the potential of an integrated urban community. The strategic vision of the .West area. of the New Territories provides a context and guideline for the development of this part of Hong Kong as a community of distinct social and cultural character in an environmentally responsible and culturally rich manner. The approach to this development would by necessity be incremental and involve local developments following opportunities, needs, and priorities at local, municipal and regional levels. The West Rail provides in its turn a spine along which individual projects can be planned and carried out as steps in achieving the overall aim. Tsuen Wan West offers one such opportunity which can serve as a chance for development which can benefit the community and establish an approach towards later similar developments. One important characteristic of Tsuen Wan is that it already contains extensive investment in the form of individual projects. It also displays a common characteristic of the absence of an integrative urban fabric which can in turn support and induce a sense of community and connectivity between the different parts transforming the area from several islands of different projects to an urban community. (SS05993)



  • Urban Climatic Map and Standards for Wind Environment - Feasibility Study

  • NG Yan Yung, TAM Iris*, JIANG Jun*, NG Ka Chiu Samuel*, COLES Jeffrey*
    10 July 2006
    Planning Department, HKSAR Government

    Urban Ventilation, air quality and planning development is a topical issue in Hong Kong. Planning Department of HKSAR has recently launched the Air Ventilation Assessment protocol. The protocol was earlier developed by Professor Edward Ng of Department of Architecture at CUHK. Further works is desired. This study will provide an Urban Climatic Map for Hong Kong. The map could be used to guide strategic planning decisions. In addition, benchmark studies, as well as user thermal comfort studies will be conducted to establish the desired wind environment standard for Hong Kong. (SS06521)



  • Urban Planning of Hong Kong - Harmonious Community

  • CHANG Ping Hung, CHAN Man Hung*
    1 September 2006
    Sustainable Development Fund, HKSAR Government

    The project takes a format of forum series by inviting experts on urban planning and community design. It is a monthly forum each of an individual theme and focus of the four areas of 'green', 'community', 'culture', and 'redevelopment' with corresponding attachment to the old districts around the Kai Tak Redevelopment Area. It receives lots of positve feedbacks and extend into a continuous education programme involving community interests under the support of Sustainable Development Fund. (SS06888)



  • 古建遊學 - 香港歷史建築探究學習 (Travelling and Learning around Historic Building: Inquiry-Based Learning on Hong Kong Historic Architecture)

  • 何培斌 HO Puay Peng, 羅嘉裕 LO Ka Yu, 吳韻怡 NG Wan Yee Wendy, ABDULLAH Victor J.*
    1 July 2006
    Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government

    現時各中小學在歷史建築專題研習的重點,多在於 建築的功能、歷史事件、民族發展和民生事項等, 鮮有針對本土建築特色作出觀察和研究,使學生未 能對本土文化作全面地認識。 在缺乏相關資源與 及教師對本土建築認知不深的情況下,有關本土的 建築文化實難有長足的發展。 有鑑於此,本計劃透過特定主題的研討會、工作坊 及田野考察活動,培訓教師的相關知識,相信定能 提高他們的教學效能。 本計劃亦希望透過比賽蒐 集有關的教材和學生探究的成果,並把資料作有系 統的整理和分析,使全港教師可以參考,改進教 學,並促進相關教材的發展。 (SS06483)



Research Publications


  • AN Xi Po; LETZEL M and NG Yan Yung. "A Large Eddy Simulation Study of an Extremely Dense Neighbourhood in Hong Kong – an Experience of Methodology and Results". Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, p.615-619. Singapore, 2007.11.



  • Benny KM Chow and TSOU Jin Yeu. Proposed Residential Development at S.T.T.L. 470, Fo Tan, Hong Kong - Environmental Design Study of the Daylighting Provision. 48 pgs. Hong Kong SAR: Architecture Department, CUHK, 2005.12.



  • BERTIN Vito Daniel; GU Daqing and WOO Pui Leng. The Vernacular Contained, Hong Kong Container Architecture. 1st ed. 130 pgs. Shanghai, China: China Architecture and Building Press, 2004.



  • BERTIN Vito Daniel; GU Daqing and WOO Pui Leng. "Vice Versa: Displacing Acts, Lives & Threshold of a Hyper City from Hong Kong, China" Cities, Architecture and Society 10th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Collateral Events pp. 186-187. Venice, Italy: Fondazione La Biennale 2006, 2006.09.07.



  • BOLCHOVER Joshua Paul. "Quilted Bags and Wireframe Pebbles: the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion Hong Kong". Architects' Journal 2008.03.12.



  • CHANG Ping Hung "Hong Kong's Tai O: A Significant Drop in the Ocean of Mass Tourism." (co-authored with CODY Jeffrey W.) Paper presented in the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting Program 2001, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 22 March 2001



  • CHENG Bo Ki and NG Yan Yung. "Outdoor Thermal Comfort for Hong Kong People: A Longitudinal Study". Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, p.663-668. Singapore, 2007.11.



  • CHENG BO KI and NG Yan Yung. "Studies of Urban Thermal Comfort in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the International Expert Workshop on Thermal Comfort in Urban Planning and Architecture under Consideration of Global Climate Change, organized by Kassel University Department of Environmental Meteorology, 6 pgs. Kassel, Germany, 2008.02.



  • CHENG Bo Ki and NG Yan Yung. "Thermal Comfort in Urban Open Spaces for hong Kong". Architectural Science Review vol.49 no.3, pp.236-242. Sydney, 2006.09.



  • CHENG Bo Ki; NG Yan Yung and GIVONI Baruch. "Effect of Envelope Colour and Thermal mass in Hot Humid Hong Kong". 1stInternationalConference on Sustainable Energy and Green Achitecture ed. by Baruch Givoni and Michel Daguenet. pp.GA001-006. Bangkok, Thailand: BSRC, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, 2003.10.



  • CHENG Bo Ki; NG Yan Yung and GIVONI Baruch. "Effect of Envelope Colour and Thermal Mass in Hot Humid Hong Kong". Solar Energy vol.78 no.4, pp.528-534. USA: Elsevier Science Direct, 2005.04.



  • CHENG Bo Ki and NG Yan Yung. "Envelope Colour on Thermal Load in Hot Humid Hong Kong: Effect of Hue, Value and Chroma". Journalof Chon gqing University vol.2 pp.51-56. Chongqing, China: Chongqing University, 2003.10.



  • CHENG BO KI; NG Yan Yung and GIVONI Baruch. "Physical Thermal Signature and Performance of high-Rise Housing in Hong Kong". Hong Kong Housing Authoty Conference 2004 Hong Kong, 2004.02.



  • CHENG Bo Ki; NG Yan Yung and GIVONI Baruch. "Sensitivity of Envelope Colour: Effect of Thermal Mass, Windows, and Natural Ventilation on High-rise Buildings in Hot Humid Hong Kong". InternationaPLEA Conference 2003 ed. by Waldo Bustamante G. and Eugenio Collados B. p.F-15. Santiago, Chile, 2003.11.



  • CODY Jeffrey. "Grasping Hong Kong's Metamorphosis: Cutting a Section Through a Former Colony". (co-authored with Corinne Nacinovic) Abstracts of the 9th International Planning History Conference Helsinki, Finland: International Planning History Society, 2000.08.21. p.137.



  • CODY Jeffrey. "Heritage as Hologram: Hong Kong after a Change in Sovereignty, 1997-2001". The Disappearing Asian City ed. by William S. Logan. Hong Kong SAR: Oxford University Press, 2002. p.185-207.



  • CODY Jeffrey. "Hong Kong: Avant/Apres". Paper presented in the conference, organized by the Institute Francais & Architecture French. Paris, France, 2001.09.13.



  • CODY Jeffrey. "Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Shanghai". Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture vol.2. edited by R. Stephen Sennott. New York, USA: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2004. p. 798-99.
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL Reference NA680 .E495 2004 v.2)



  • CODY Jeffrey. "Hong Kong's Tai O: A Significant Drop in the Ocean of Mass Tourism". (co-authored with CHANG Ping-Hung Wallace) Paper presented in the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting Program 2001. Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2001.03.22.



  • CODY Jeffrey. "Wai Not?: The Largely Unprotected Heritage of Hong Kong's Walled Villages". Paper presented in the International Roundtable of Mayors of World Heritage Fortress Cities, organized by UNESCO and City of Suwon. Suwon, Republic of Korea, 2000.09.



  • CHOW Kelly Chi Wai. "Urban Parks in Hong Kong (An Examination of the Role and Design of Urban Parks in Reference to Environmental Pollution) ". (co-authored with Baniassad Esmail) International Conference on Pollution in the Metropolitan and Urban Environment (POLMET 2003) : "Sustainable Urbanisation - The Challenge in the Changing Economy4B_056. 3 Nov 2003
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize TD177 .I57 2003)



  • CHUNG Wang Leung Thomas. "Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture: Introduction, Venue Design and History, Reflections on the Biennale Theme and Exhibition". HKIA Journal (Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Architects) vol.51 no.1 (March 2008), pp.22-23, 26-31
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Periodical NA17.H6 H5; ARL Periodical NA17.H6 H5)



  • CHUNG Wang Leung Thomas. Refabricating City: Catalogue for the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture. Hong Kong SAR: The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Dec 2007
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HT170 .X53 2007)



  • CHUNG Wang Leung Thomas. "Winner of the Curatorship for the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2007". (co-authored with CHAN Stephen; CHENG Grace; FUNG Martin and WANG Weijen.) Hong Kong SAR , June 2007



  • GU Daqing. "Disappearing fabric: Old Hong Kong Police Quarters". (co-authored with BERTIN Vito Daniel and ZHU Jingxiang) Presented in Refabricating City: Hong Kong - Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Hong Kong SAR: The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, 10 Jan 2008



  • "Vice Versa: Displacing Acts, Lives & Threshold of a Hyper City from Hong Kong, China" (co-authored with BERTIN Vito Daniel and WOO Pui Leng) Presented in Cities, Architecture and Society 10th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, 2006



  • HE ZHENGJUN and NG Yan Yung. "Defining Standard Skies for Better Daylight Design in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the National Solar Energy Conference, organized by American Solar Energy Society, 5 pgs. Cleveland, United States of America, 2007.07.08.



  • HO Puay Peng. Conservation Report: Groups of Tenements (Blue House and Yellow House), Wanchai, for Hong Kong Housing Society. Hong Kong: Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007



  • Conservation Report: Groups of Tenements at Mallory Street and Burrows Street, Wanchai, for Urban Renewal Authority, Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007



  • HO Puay Peng. "Consultancy Services for the Heritage Impact Assessment for the Site of the Former Clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club at 12, Oil Street, North Point." Hong Kong, 2008



  • HO Puay Peng. Heritage Report: Chik Kwai Study Hall, Pat Heung, for Antiquities and Monuments Office, Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007



  • HO Puay Peng. "Timber Construction of Vernacular Buildings in Hong Kong." In Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture, ed. by C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK. pp.167-175. Southampton, United Kingdom: WIT Press, 2007.
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL TH3411 .I582 2007)



  • KANG Jian, TSOU Jin Yeu and LAM Fung Ki. "Sound Propagation in Urban Streets: Comparison Between UK and Hong Kong". Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Sound and Vibration pp.1241-1248. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2001.07.02.



  • KATZSCHNER Lutz and NG Yan Yung. "Ventilation Investigations in a densely built up Area of Hong Kong to describe Thermal Comfort". Paper presented in the METTOOLS VI, organized by Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, 23-31 pgs. Karlsruhe, Germany, 2007.04.



  • KATZSCHNER Lutz and NG Yan Yung. "Ventilation Investigations in a Densely Built up Area of Hong Kong to Describe Thermal Comfort". Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2006, organized by Universite de Geneve, 1-511. Geneva, Switzerland, 2006.09.



  • KAWAKITA Takeo and CHANG Wallace. "Rebuilding Stilt Houses of Tai O in Hong Kong and the Possibility for Sustainable Development". BIO-City vol.19, pp.58-64. Tokyo, Japan, 2000.09.



  • KIANG K; LAM M; YUEN E and NG Yan Yung. "A Pilot Study of Urban Ventilation and Wall Effects of Buildings in High Density City Design – an Experience of Hong Kong". Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, p.477-482. Singapore, 2007.11.



  • KWOK K C S; NG Yan Yung and KOT S C. "Wind Code, Air Quality Standards and Air Ventilation Assessment for Hong Kong - Latest Developments". Paper presented in the 3rd Workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind Loading and Wind Environment Specifications in Asia-Pacific Economies, organized by Indian Society for Wind Engineering, 14 pgs. India, 2006.11.



  • LEUNG Man Kit and LIM V. Bernard. "Passive Environmental Strategy Guidelines and Design Parameters for Energy Efficient Architecture and Sustainability in Hong Kong and South China Region-Particular Research and Applications to Public Sector Buildings". Proceedings of International Conference "Sustainable Building 2000" ed. by Chiel Boonstra, Rorald Rovers and Susanne Pauwels. pp.275-277. Maastricht,The Netherlands: Aeneas, Technical Publishers, 2000.10.



  • LIAUW Wie Wu Laurence. "Hong Kong young architects in transition after 1997". Domus China pp.4. Beijing, China: Domus, 2007.07.



  • LIAUW Wie Wu Laurence. "Universal Design in architectural and urban design for of residential development in Hong Kong and China". Paper presented in the 6th China Urban Housing Conference, Beijing, organized by CUHK, 4 pgs. Hong Kong, China, 2007.03.



  • LIM Bernard V. "`Exploring Architecture and Designing the Built Environment Programmes' -A Discovery Learning Process with the Hong Kong Institute of Architects". Abstracts Proceedings of the International Conference on Rejuvenating School Through Partnership, Organized by Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, the Chinese University of Hong Kong p.11. Hong Kong: Centre for University & School Partnership of the Faculty of Education Hong Kong, 2001.05.



  • Lim, Bernard V. and M.K. Leung. "From an Environmental Analysis of Tsang Tai Uk Walled- Village Sha Tin to Exploring Sustainable Urban Housing Planning and Design Strategy in Hong Kong and South China Region". Proceedings of International Conference 'Housing Policy & Practice in the Asia-Pacific: Convergence & Divergence ed. by Rebecca L.H. Chiu. p.34. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Housing Research Network, The Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong, 2000.07.



  • Lim, Bernard V.; Tsou Jin-Yeu; Jeff Kan; Man Kit Leung and Benny K.M. Chow. "Environmental Design for an Urban Church Complex in Hong Kong SAR: Process and Methodology". Architecture City Environment Proceedings of PLEA 2000 (17th International Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference) ed. by Koen Steemers, Simos Yannas. pp.32- 37. Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge, 2000.07.



  • LIM Bernard Vincent; LEUNG M.K.; WONG Irene; GIANG Keith; CHUNG Edward and POON Viola. ed. Innovative School Design Parameters in Hong Kong for 21st Century Consultation Document. 120 pgs. Hong Kong: Department of Architecture, CUHK, 2001.03.



  • LIM Wan Fung. "50 Years of Architectural Challenges in Hong Kong - Creating Sustainable Built Environment: Case Sharing". 12th Asian Congress of Architects 2006.09.21.



  • LIM Wan Fung. "Conceiving for a Sustainable New Town- Towards Energy Efficient Architecture and Sustainability in Hong Kong: Case of Hung Shui Kiu New Town". Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Development of the Built Environment", Proceedings of PLEA 2001 (18th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture) ed. by F.O.R Pereira, R.Ruther, R.V.G. Souza, S. Afonse and J.A.B.da Cunha Neto. vol.2 no.1, Florianopolis, Brazil: The Organizing Committee of the 18th International PLEA Conference, 2001.11. pp.673-676.



  • LIM Wan Fung. "Creating Sustainable Built Environment: Case Sharing - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Hong Kong Architecture". Pacific Crossings Conference – AIA Hong Kong & AIA Committee on Design Hong Kong, 2006.10.17.



  • LIM V. Bernard. "Innovative School Design Parameters in Hong Kong for 21st Century". 145 pgs. Hong Kong: Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001.09.



  • LORENZ Esther. Curator, Department of Architecture Exhibition Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2008 Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 2008.01.08.



  • LUI Chun Wan, Alex. "Urban Design Enriches Street Life in Old Hong Kong". Space 1st ed., vol.36, pp.103-111. Hong Kong, 2001.12.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Air Ventilation Assessment System for Planning - Designing for Better Air Ventilation for Human Comfort in High Density Cities, an experience from Hong Kong" (co-authored with KATZSCHNER L, KWOK K, SUN D and YAU R). Paper presented in the The 3rd International Symposium on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Environment, organized by Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan, 2008.03. p.309-319.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Comfort Temperature for Naturally Ventilated Buildings in Hong Kong". Architectural Science Review (co-authored with CHENG BO KI) vol.49 no.2, Sydney, Australia: The University of Sydney, 2006.06. pp.179-182.
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL Periodical NA1 .A744 v.49, 2006)



  • NG Yan Yung. "Daylight Performance of High Density Housing in Hong Kong-On Site Study of a Housing Estate at Lei Yue Mun". Technical Report for Ove Arup & Partners (TO 01814). Hong Kong SAR, 2001.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Daylighting Quality Study in Hong Kong Schools". Application of Natural Light and Solar Energy Technologies in China (co-authored with WU Wei). Beijing, China: Beijing Light and Lighting Association, 2002. pp.155-173.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Daylighting Simulation of Heavily Obstructed Residental Buildings in Hong Kong". Proceedings of International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference ed. by Lamberts R, Negrao C O R and Henson J. vol.2, Rio, Brazil: International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2001. pp.1215-1222.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Defining Standard Skies For Better Daylight Design In Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHENG V; GADI A and HE Z J). Solar 2007 organized by American Solar Energy Society. Ohio, USA, 2007.07.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Defining Standard Skies for Better Daylight Design in Hong Kong" (co-authored with HE, ZHENGJUN). Paper presented in the National Solar Energy Conference, organized by American Solar Energy Society. Cleveland, United States of America, 2007.07.08.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Defining Standard Skies for Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHENG Bo Ki, GADI Ankur, MU JUN, LEE Yiu Wa and GADI Ankit). Building and Environment vol.42. USA: Elsevier Ltd., 2007. pp.866-876.
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL Periodical TH1 .B847 v.42, no.1-2, 2007)



  • NG Yan Yung. "Defining Standard Skies for Hong Kong". Paper presented in the CISBAT International Scientific Conference 2007, organized by Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB of the EPFL. Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007.09.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Dense and Green: Towards Sustainable Habitation in Hong Kong" (co-authored with WONG Kam Sing). The Third China Urban Housing Conference ed. by Tsou Jin-Yeu. Hong Kong SAR: CUHK, 2003.07.



  • NG Yan Yung. "A Design Tool for Regulating Daylight Availability for High Density Housing in Hong Kong" (co-authored with TREGENZA Peter). Hong Kong SAR, 2001.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Determining Site Wind Availability for Air Ventilation Assessment in Hong Kong’s Coastal and Highly Complex Topographical Conditions" (co-authored with FUNG Jimmy). Paper presented in the 4th International Conference on Advances in Wind & Structures, organized by C K Choi. Seoul, Korea, 2008.05.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Effect of Envelope Colour and Thermal mass in Hot Humid Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHENG Bo Ki and GIVONI Baruch). 1st InternationalConference on Sustainable Energy and Green Achitecture ed. by Baruch Givoni and Michel Daguenet. Bangkok, Thailand: BSRC, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, 2003.10.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Effect of Envelope Colour and Thermal Mass in Hot Humid Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHENG Bo Ki and GIVONI Baruch). Solar Energy vol.78 no.4, USA: Elsevier Science Direct, 2005.04. pp.528-534.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Efficiency & Liveability: Towards Sustainable Habitation in Hong Kong" (co-authored with WONG Kam Sing). Hong Kong Housing Authoriy Conference 2004 Hong Kong, 2004.02.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Envelope Colour on Thermal Load in Hot Humid Hong Kong: Effect of Hue, Value and Chroma" (co-authored with CHENG Bo Ki). Journal of Chongqing University vol.2. Chongqing, China: Chongqing University, 2003.10. pp.51-56.



  • NG Yan Yung. "An Experiment of Urban Human Thermal Comfort in Hot and Humid Sub-Tropical City of Hong Kong under High Density Urban Morphological Conditions" (co-authored with CHAN Shuk Kwan Cecilia, CHENG B K and GIVONI B). Paper presented in the 4th International Conference on Advances in Wind & Structures, organized by C K Choi. Seoul, Korea, 2008.05.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Green Architecture in Hong Kong, the Densest City in the World". Green Architecture-an International Comparison London, UK: Academy Edition, John Wiley & Son Inc., 2001.



  • NG Yan Yung. "High Density and Environmental sustainability in Hong Kong – a personal view of an imaginary future". World Architecture, China ed. Laurence Liauw. no.208, Beijing, China, 2007.10. pp.127-128.



  • NG Yan Yung. Hong Kong Sea Breeze Investigation Report – Urban Climatic Map and Standards for Wind Environment – Feasibility Study (co-authored with AN Xi Po). Technical Report for Planning Department HKSAR. Hong Kong, 2008.01.



  • NG Yan Yung. "An Initial Investigation of Urban Climate in High Density Cities—An Experience from Hong Kong" (co-authored with REN, CHAO, WANG Yingna and KATZSCHNER Lutz). Paper presented in the CISBAT 2007 International Conference, organized by Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB of the EPFL. Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007.09.



  • NG Yan Yung. "An Investigation of Ventilation at Ground Level in High Density Cities – An Initial Study in Hong Kong" (co-authored with REN, CHAO). Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, Singapore, 2007.11. p.142-147.



  • NG Yan Yung. "A Large Eddy Simulation Study of an Extremely Dense Neighbourhood in Hong Kong – an Experience of Methodology and Results" (co-authored with AN Xi Po and LETZEL M). Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, Singapore, 2007.11. p.615-619.



  • NG Yan Yung. "A New Method for Daylight Design of High-Density Cities – Experiences from Hong Kong". InternationalConference of PLEA ed. by Waldo Bustamante G and Eugeno Collados B. Santiago, Chile, 2003.11.



  • NG Yan Yung. On site Daylighting Measurement - High rise Residential Buildings in Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR, 2000.11.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Outdoor Thermal Comfort for Hong Kong People: A Longitudinal Study" (co-authored with CHENG Bo Ki). Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, Singapore, 2007.11. p.663-668.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Passively Green – Labelling Light and Air in Hong Kong". Symposium on Green BuildingLabelling ed. by K S Wong et al. Hong Kong: Professional Green Building COuncil, 2004.03. pp.85-95.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Physical Thermal Signature and Performance of high-Rise Housing in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHENG BO KI and GIVONI Baruch). Hong Kong Housing Authoty Conference 2004 Hong Kong, 2004.02.



  • NG Yan Yung. "A Pilot Study of Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the Fabricating Sustainability - 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, organized by ANZAScA. New Zealand, 2005.11.



  • NG Yan Yung. "A Pilot Study of Urban Ventilation and Wall Effects of Buildings in High Density City Design – an Experience of Hong Kong" (co-authored with KIANG K, LAM M and YUEN E). Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, Singapore, 2007.11. p.477-482.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Planning for Natural Light and Ventilation in High Density City – A Position Based on the Review of Historical Events in Hong Kong". Planning and Development: Journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners vol.19 no.1, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Planners, 2004. pp.2-10.
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL Periodical HT169.H6 P5 v.19, no.1, 2004)



  • NG Yan Yung. "Policies and Technical Guidelines for Urban Planning of High Density Cities – Air Ventilation Assessment (AVA) of Hong Kong". Paper presented in the 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings IAQVEC07, organized by Tohoku University. Sendai, Japan, 2007.10.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Regulate for Light, Air and Healthy Living - Part II Regulating the Provision of Natural Light and Ventilation of Buildings in Hong Kong". Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal vol.37. Hong Kong: Pace Publication on behalf of HKIA, 2004. pp.4-27.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Periodical NA17.H6 H5 no.37-44, 2004-05; ARL Periodical NA17.H6 H5 no.37-40, 2004)



  • NG Yan Yung. "Regulating and Guiding better building and urban design in Hong Kong Environmentally". Paper presented in the PALENC International Conference - Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment 2005, organized by University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 2005. p.923-928.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Sensitivity of Envelope Colour: Effect of Thermal Mass, Windows, and Natural Ventilation on High-rise Buildings in Hot Humid Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHENG Bo Ki and GIVONI Baruch). International PLEA Conference 2003 ed. by Waldo Bustamante G. and Eugenio Collados B. Santiago, Chile, 2003.11.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Students Response to Daylighting Issues in School Buildings in the High Density City for Hong Kong" (co-authored with WU Wei and MURTY P). ANZAScA 2002 Victoria, Australia: The Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, 2002.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Studies of Urban Thermal Comfort in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHENG BO KI). Paper presented in the International Expert Workshop on Thermal Comfort in Urban Planning and Architecture under Consideration of Global Climate Change, organized by Kassel University Department of Environmental Meteorology. Kassel, Germany, 2008.02.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Studies on Daylight Design of High Density Residential Housing in Hong Kong". International Journal of Lighting Research and Technology vol.35 no.2, United Kingdom: Chartered Insitution of Building Services Engineers, 2003. pp.127-140.
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL Periodical TH7700.I4 A13 v.35, 2003)



  • NG Yan Yung. "Studies on Daylight Performance of High Density Residential Housing in Hong Kong Using On Site Measurement Data and Computational Simulation". Tropical Daylight and Buildings 2002 ed. by Tregenza Peter. Singapore: National University of Singapore, 2002.



  • NG Yan Yung. A Study of Solar Resources and Researches in Hong Kong (co-authored with GANDI Ankur and CHENG Vicky Bo Ki). Technical Report for CLP Research Institute. Hong Kong, 2005.02



  • NG Yan Yung. "The Sustainability of High Density, Hong Kong, China". Planning and Design Strategies for Sustainability and Profit ed. by Adrian Pitts. London, United Kingdom: Architectural Press -Elsevier, 2004. pp.204-218.
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL NA2542.36 .P578 2004)



  • NG Yan Yung. "Thermal Comfort in Urban Open Spaces for hong Kong" (co-authored with CHENG Bo Ki). Architectural Science Review vol.49 no.3, Sydney, 2006.09. pp.236-242.
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL Periodical NA1 .A744 v.49, 2006)



  • NG Yan Yung. "Towards Better Wind, Daylight and Natural Ventilation for Buildings and Urban Spaces in Ultra-Dense Cities - an Experience from Hong Kong". Paper presented in the The 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference in Tokyo SB05, organized by SB-05, 3B-02. Tokyo, Japan, 2005.09.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Towards Formulating an Urban Climatic Map - an Experience from Hong Kong". Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, Singapore, 2007.11. p.465-470.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Ventilation Investigations in a densely built up Area of Hong Kong to describe Thermal Comfort" (co-authored with KATZSCHNER L). Paper presented in the METTOOLS VI, organized by Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung. Karlsruhe, Germany, 2007.04, p. 23-31



  • NG Yan Yung. "Ventilation Investigations in a Densely Built up Area of Hong Kong to Describe Thermal Comfort" (co-authored with KATZSCHNER Lutz). Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2006, organized by Universite de Geneve. Geneva, Switzerland, 2006.09.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Wind Code, Air Quality Standards and Air Ventilation Assessment for Hong Kong - Latest Developments" (co-authored with KWOK K C S and KOT S C). Paper presented in the 3rd Workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind Loading and Wind Environment Specifications in Asia-Pacific Economies, organized by Indian Society for Wind Engineering. India, 2006.11.



  • NG Yan Yung. "Wind Code, Air Quality Standards and Air Ventilation Assessment for Hong Kong, Hong Kong Economy Report 2005" (co-authored with KWOK Kenny and KOT S C). Paper presented in the 2nd Workshop on Regional Harmonisation of Wind Loading and Wind Environmental Specifications in Asia-Pacific Economies, organized by APEC-WW. Hong Kong, 2005.12.



  • REN CHAO and NG Yan Yung. "An Investigation of Ventilation at Ground Level in High Density Cities – An Initial Study in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the PLEA International Conference 2007, organized by NUS, p.142-147. Singapore, 2007.11.



  • REN CHAO and NG Yan Yung. An Investigation of Ventilation at Ground Level in High Density Cities, an Initial Study in Hong Kong PLEA2007 6 pgs. Singapore, Singapore, 2007.11.22.



  • REN CHAO; NG Yan Yung; WANG Yingna and KATZSCHNER Lutz. "An Initial Investigation of Urban Climate in High Density Cities—An Experience from Hong Kong". Paper presented in the CISBAT 2007 International Conference, organized by Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB of the EPFL, 6 pgs. Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007.09.



  • TIEBEN Hendrik. "Hong Kong’s Urban Heritage as Resource for Future Development". World Architecture no.208. Beijing, China, 2007.10. pp.124-126.



  • TIEBEN Hendrik. "How can we preserve the 'collective memories' of Asian cities? Comparison of recent preservation strategies in Macau and Hong Kong". International Conference Asian Heritages at the Crossroads ed. by Department of Anthropology, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 2007.12.04.



  • TSOU Jin Yeu. "Open Space and its Social Implication in Hong Kong Public Housing Estates" (co-authored with LAM Fung Ki). Asian Streets Symposium: Public Space Singapore: National University of Singapore, 2002.07.


  • TSOU Jin Yeu. Proposed Residential Development at S.T.T.L. 470, Fo Tan, Hong Kong - Environmental Design Study of the Daylighting Provision. (co-authored with Benny KM Chow) Hong Kong SAR: Architecture Department, CUHK, 2005.12.


  • TSOU Jin Yeu. "Sound Propagation in Urban Streets: Comparison Between UK and Hong Kong" (co-authored with KANG Jian and LAM Fung Ki). Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Sound and Vibration Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2001.07.02. p.1241-1248.



  • WU Wei and NG Yan Yung. "Daylighting Quality Study in Hong Kong Schools". Application of Natural Light and Solar Energy Technologies in China pp.155-173. Beijing, China: Beijing Light and Lighting Association, 2002.



  • WU Wei; NG Yan Yung and MURTY P. "Students Response to Daylighting Issues in School Buildings in the High Density City for Hong Kong". ANZAScA 2002 Victoria, Australia: The Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, 2002.



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  • 鄭炳鴻:〈記憶的鏈鎖:皇后大道東的城市研究〉,論文發表於環境與文化學術研討會,主辦機構為香港中文大學歷史系,2001年5月



  • 鄭炳鴻:〈奧地利石頭屋激發香港建築反思〉,見《建築師的見觸思》第2002 - 7期 (July 2002) ,頁153-156
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  • 鄭炳鴻:〈臨時建築 - 竹棚,戲台〉,見《空間之旅 -- 香港建築百年》,陳翠兒、蔡宏興著,中國香港:Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co. Ltd.,2005年9月,頁131-137
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies NA1546.H66 K66 2005; ARL NA1546.H66 K66 2005; ARL Reserve 3 days NA1546.H66 K66 2005; NA General Education NA1546.H66 K66 2005)



  • 顧大慶:〈以教學為核心、教學和研究相結合的教學體系探索 — 香港中文大學建築學系建築教育的發展思路〉與白思德合著,《時代建築》2001年增刊
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL Periodical NA1540.S53 2001; Also Available Online)



  • 顧大慶:《香港集裝箱建築》[The Vernacular Contained, Hong Kong Container Architecture] 與柏庭衛、胡佩玲合著,北京:中國建築工業出版社,2004
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies NA1546.H66 B47 2004; ARL NA1546.H66 B47 2004)
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