Symposium Programme

24th June 2022

Symposium Opening
14.00 – 14.30 CST/HKT (8.00 – 8.30 CET)

Welcome by:

Ali Cheshmehzangi, Head of Department, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Hendrik Tieben, School Director, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wu Deng, Director, Sustainable and Built Environment Research Group, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Jingxiang Zhu, Director of Research, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong

14.30 – 18.30 CST/HKT (8.30 – 12.30 CET)

Chair: Peter Ferretto, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Patterns redefinition in Beijing Qianmen. Kengo Kuma office in “Damochang 220” courtyard house
Andrea Canclini

Chinese vaulted avant-garde architecture. A design research based on materiality and tectonics
Alberto Bologna

Digging cultures of production through design practice: the redevelopment of the Oxygen Factory in Shougang, Beijing
Camilla Forina, Edoardo Bruno, Michele Bonino

Whole life-cycle carbon assessment of building retrofits with Water filled Glass (WFG)
Brandon Mok, Giulio Cavana, Matyas Gutai, Abolfazl Ganji Kheybari


Hyperboloid structure (reciprocal tower) in bamboo architecture
Mia Ardiati Tedjosaputro

A heritable adaptation: comparative studies of timber frame construction through two Japanese cases
Tian Nan

Building for people left behind by modernism: wood architecture reimagined by Toyo Ito
Aki Ishida

Self-build architecture as a community-enhancing practice: lessons from the Bauhäusle project and their adaptation to Japan
Shunsuke Shimizu, Jorge Almazán

Q&A, Session wrap-up

25th June 2022

Keynote Speech
15.00 – 16.00 CST/HKT (9.00 – 10.00 CET)

How to be Independent: making architectural choices in the Non-Aligned nations, 1957-1980
Speaker: Hannah Le Roux, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

16.00 – 19.00 CST/HKT (10.00 – 13.00 CET)

Chair: Giaime Botti, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

All that glitters is not gold: Alchemy in Brick
Babita Joy

Study on the characteristics of vaulted stone dwellings in the Taihang Mountains area of Hebei Province
Lingege Long, Luca Maria Francesco Fabris, Gerardo Semprebon

The philosophy of the unity of man with nature embodied in sustainable technologies for traditional Chinese dwellings: the case of Yan’s former residence in Ningbo
Yu Sun, Jing Xie


The cross-border spread and modernization of modern treaty ports cities – Take the Jardine Matheson warehouse of Tianjin as an example
Zhichen Lyu, Ruoran Wang, Subin Xu

How to construct the “Chinese Curved Roof” for a Christian university in the early 20th century? The interactions between building technology and cultural perception in the case of Nanjing University
Jiayao Jiang

The reciprocal development of craft and industry through the lens of plywood as a material
Kaon Ko

Glass building technology transfer: reopen a plural values history against form homologation
Giulia Montanaro

Q&A, Session wrap-up

Closing Remarks
19.00 – 19.30 CST/HKT (13.00 – 13.30 CET)

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