Architecture / 40 Under 40 2013

ARIC CHEN, Architecture, 40 under 40 2013

In his role at M+ — the new museum for visual culture that will be the centrepiece of Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District, Aric Chen is charged with developing a design and architecture permanent collection, and related programming, for a 62,000 sq-m, multidisciplinary museum that will also encompass 20th and 21st century art and the moving image. Prior to that, he served as creative director of Beijing Design Week and was previously based in New York as an independent curator and design writer.
MA YANSONG, Architecture, 40 under 40 2013

MAD develops futuristic architecture based on a contemporary interpretation of the eastern spirit of nature. All of MAD's projects — from residential complexes or offices to cultural centres — aim to foster a sense of community and orientation toward nature. Founded in 2004 by Ma Yansong, the office earned worldwide attention in 2006 by winning an international competition to design The Absolute Towers residential complex near Toronto.
NICHOLAS HO, Architecture, 40 under 40 2013

A' Design Award 2012-2013 winner Nicholas Ho works in architecture, urbanism and design, and is known for his unique design approach focusing on identity and contextual research and reinterpretation. Keen to preserve historical elements, Ho's designs are characterised by four main beliefs: respect for the site's context; sustainability; maximising the potential value; and a hands- on approach. He founded the Strategic Research Group in 2012, focusing on architecture and urban planning studies.
OTTO NG, Architecture, 40 under 40 2013

MIT graduate Otto Ng is a trained architect who knows how to code and programme to examine design boundaries. Seeing his design interest lying at the intersection between 『bits' and 『bricks', he established in 2000 as a multidisciplinary design laboratory with projects not only in architecture and interior but also in web design, interactive art, robotics and renewable energy infrastructure. A number of projects have been featured at TED, Mashable, Inhabitat, Dwell magazine, Smart Planet magazine and the Future Laboratory of London.
RAYMOND CHAN, Architecture, 40 under 40 2013
Edge Design Institute

Raymond Chan studied architecture at CUHK and his long-term collaboration with Gary Chang has earned the company numerous awards and international renown. He is also a founding member of the art collective Sixhibition, a member of the Hong Kong Calligraphers Association and a breeder at Cattery Futurperfect, dedicated to the preservation of the Norwegian Forest cat.
SHOHEI SHIGEMATSU, Architecture, 40 under 40 2013
OMA New York

Shohei Shigematsu was named director of OMA*AMO New York in 2006, and a partner in 2008. In 2002, he led the team that won the CCTV (China Central Television) headquarters design competition in Beijing, as well as the winning competition entry for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) headquarters. His experience with fashion brands began as lead designer for Prada's London and Shanghai epicentres, as well as the world- travelling exhibition Waist Down, featuring more than 100 skirts designed by Miuccia Prada.
YUNG SAI CHUN, Architecture, 40 under 40 2013
Index Architecture

Yung Sai Chun graduated from University of Hong Kong with a distinction in master of architecture. Presently, he is an associate of Index Architecture, a research-based design studio in Hong Kong, where he is responsible for leading projects ranging from interior design, architecture and master planning. Recently, he completed the Tapered House project in Shunde, China and is currently working on a correctional institution project in Hong Kong.