Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40, 2011

Arthur Huang, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Arthur Huang
Founder and managing director, Miniwiz Taiwan

Arthur Huang — university professor, engineer, architect, and entrepreneur — has dedicated himself to the creation of executable sustainable products and building solutions since 2004, and established Miniwiz in 2006. Born in Taiwan in 1978 and educated in the US, Huang graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Architecture degree in 2004, and has worked with companies such as Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Pentagram Design and CYLee & Partners. He lectures at the engineering university NCTU in Taiwan, and has won a number of awards and citations, including the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal and academic leadership award for his achievement in design and technical performance Cornell. He was named the Earth Award 2010 winner in the product design category and was the subject of a NatGeo documentary, Megastructures: EcoArk.
David Gianotten , Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
David Gianotten
Partner, OMA

Gianotten is partner in charge of OMA Asia, having launched the firm's office in Hong Kong in 2009. Project director for OMA's participation in the West Kowloon Cultural District project, Gianotten leads OMA's projects in Asia, including the Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Chu Hai College in Hong Kong, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, now nearing completion, and the Edouard Malingue gallery in Hong Kong, completed in June last year. Gianotten was born in 1974 in the Netherlands and studied architecture and construction Technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He joined OMA in 2008 from SeARCH, in Amsterdam, where he was managing director — architect. Gianotten was also a judge at the Perspective Awards 2010, for which he also participated in a seminar on the WKCD project.
Dylan Kwok , Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Dylan Kwok

Hong Kong-born Dylan Kwok grew up in Vancouver and studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki for a Masters in spatial and furniture design. His thesis, AgriPuncture, blends agriculture with acupuncture to produce a new way of looking at the green movement and sustainability in the modern world — introducing bits of green throughout the city in the same way that acupuncture uses needles in various key points on the body. The project supports the idea that reinvigorating older areas of the cities can successfully take on a green theme, including introducing small green spaces into urban courtyards to promote a type of sustainable lifestyle, or using the south-facing walls of taller buildings as a type of vertical canvas on which to watch the art of life grow.
Elora Hardy, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Elora Hardy
Creative director, Ibuku

Elora Hardy, who recently returned to Bali where she spent the first 14 years of her life, is now creative director of Ibuku and established the ground-breaking Green Village development alongside her father's Green School in Ubud. She previously worked as a freelance designer in New York City, where she sourced and created original prints for the relaunch of socially-conscious clothing company Edun, under the LVMH umbrella brand, and was a graphic designer for Donna Karan International, where she created or managed all prints currently in DKNY Women's and DKNY Pure collections. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University & School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.
Esther Yeung , Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Esther Yeung
Design Systems / Hong Kong

Hong Kong-born interior designer Esther Yeung joined Design Systems when it launched in 1999. With her strengths in retail and office interior design, Yeung integrates spatiality with corporate identity and values, balancing presentation of business image with functional layouts. With considerable experience in commercial design, she has developed her own design philosophy, in which she believes in a customer-oriented philosophy and dynamic bonds between designers and clients. Leung's award-winning works include interior design projects for the International Airport Control Centre, offices for Radiolocation and Design Systems, the 2% Boutique chain store and the 2% Exhibition.
Fanny Ang, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Fanny Ang

Trained as an architect, Fanny Ang furthered her studies in MSc (Conservation). This training led to her participation in an internship at the Unesco Asia-Pacific headquarters, and subsequently a career with the Hong Kong government as a conservation architect, taking part local historic building adaptive reuse projects such as the Blue House cluster, Haw Par Mansion, King Yin Lei, the Central Police Station, and the Police Married Quarters in Hollywood Road. Achievements include winning the championship for Revitalisation of Tai O Design Competition, organised by Hong Kong government in 2008; Honourable Mention for HKIA Young Architect Awards in 2010, and the Asian Cultural Council Professor Eric Lye Architectural Education Fund Fellowship 2010.
Hiroshi Nakamura, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Hiroshi Nakamura
Founder, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Associates

Born in Tokyo, architect Hiroshi Nakamura worked at Kengo Kuma & Associates from 1997 to 2002, when he established his own firm, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Associates. He is a published author, with titles such as Koisuru Kenchiku (『Loving Architecture') and Microscopic Designing Methodology. Recent works include the Nike Tokyo Design Centre, Haneda Airport terminal renovation, Jingumae Forest Building, which is currently under construction and will be completed next year, the Kuwait Department Complex and the Beijing Xisi Bei project (both due for completion in 2015). In 2009, Nakamura won the gold prize at the 30th Inax Design Contest, followed by the 26th Shinkenchiku Award last year. He was selected for the Design Vanguard 2010 Architectural Record as one of the top 10 architects in the world.
Jean Marc Gady, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Jean Marc Gady

Jean-Marc Gady graduated from the design school L'Ecole Bleue in 1997, and has handled projects for set, product and interior design, as well as merchandising, for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Apple, Baccarat, Guerlain, Moet & Chandon, De Beers, Dior, Chanel and Christofle. He started his career designing houses, lighting and decorative table objects for Ligne Roset and Liv'it. Gady worked at Louis Vuitton from 2002 to 2005 as artistic director of all window displays and worldwide events, leaving to set up his own studio. He staged his first personal exhibition, French Cancan, at the New York Gallery R'Pure and the Parisian showroom Forum Diffusion, in 2009. Gady has also been teaching design at L'Ecole Bleue since 2008.
Manfred Yuen , Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Manfred Yuen

A chartered architect in the UK since 2006, Manfred Yuen has worked for companies such as Pentagram Design, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Coop-Himmelb(l)au and Gravity Partnership. He ran a second year design studio at Kingston University, London, from 2007-2008, when he also set up YS Groundwork Architecture + Urbanism with Stephen Suen. The firm's works were exhibited in the London Biennale 2008 and Hong Kong Biennale 2010. He has lectured and served as guest critic at various design schools in the UK and Hong Kong and is the founding member of the charity group Blue Eyes Entity (BEEs), which provides voluntary house improvement works and free design consultations for Tung Wah Groups of Hospitals' affiliated elderly homes.
Pal Pang, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Pal Pang
Another Design International

Pal Pang studied interior design in the UK, and returned to Hong Kong to launch his practice after graduation. Initially, he engaged mainly in retail and commercial design, but later expanded his scope to residential design as well and, in 2002, founded Another Design International. Pang's work has received numerous accolades, including the honour award of the Design for Asia Awards in 2007, best interior design of the Asia-Pacific awards of the UK International Property Awards in 2008 and best interior design at Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2010. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, member of the Chartered Society of Designers, British Design and Art Direction Association and a member of the Hong Kong Design Association committee.
Rosly Mok and Vanessa Chan, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011 Rosly Mok and Vanessa Chan, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Rosly Mok and Vanessa Chan

Rosly Mok and Vanessa Chan both graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with first class honours, majoring in environmental design. They went on to join RMJM as landscape designers; Mok moved to SLHO & Associate to focus on interiors and architecture and is now currently working for Agence Ouvray, a design studio that provides spatial design services. Chan, meanwhile, is currently studying landscape architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art. Last year, in an exploration of the relationship of humans and their environment, the pair launched a study on 『abandoned furniture' on Hong Kong's streets which sparked wide media interest.
Thomas Coldefy, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Thomas Coldefy
Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban Planners

France-based architect and urban planner Thomas Coldefy made his name in this part of the world by winning the International Architectural Design Competition for the Hong Kong Design Institute, which also netted him the Prix Tour Eiffel in 2007. He has collaborated in the past with the likes of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, SCAU (an architecture agency in Paris) and Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Coldefy recently established an office in Hong Kong, from where he intends to promote the concept of low-carbon design and living in the region.
Wendy W Fok, Architecture / Interiors, 40 under 40 2011
Wendy W Fok
Founder / Director of WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC

After a whirlwind tour of some of the top educational and vocational schools in the world, Wendy Fok earned a Master's degree in architecture and certification of urban policy and regional planning from Princeton University's School of Architecture. After initially working on interior architecture and the design of commercial stores, Fok set about mastering projects to change cities and landscapes on a much grander scale. With a knack for using materials, context and formal approaches in architecture, she aims to produce sustainable planning with progressive designs in the built environment. With notable projects such as the Opera Pavilion in Munich, in collaboration with Austrian firm Coop-Himmelb(l)au, Fok scored herself a Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award in 2009.