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MSc in Advanced Architectural Design at University of Hong Kong

The Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design course at University of Hong Kong challenges students to address societal issues through architectural experiments and research.

School: University of Hong Kong
Course: Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Course dates: June 2024 to May 2025
Application deadline: 15 January 2024

The Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design is envisioned as the Building Society – a design-focused, post-professional, specialist taught postgraduate degree that creates a unique platform for students, architects and urban researchers to contribute to emergent, cutting-edge research-based design agendas that result in real-life propositions.

The Building Society is a new school for advanced architectural design and experimentation established with the belief that the social contract of the architect is essential to tackling the many complex and urgent issues we face today.

The challenges posed by climate change alongside socio-economic uncertainty will impact not only the making of architecture but question its relevance to contemporary society.

By harnessing the technological innovations of past and present, we seek a new vision for future and sustainable practices of architecture.

The program fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and new methods to integrate research with practice.

In three semesters devoted to field research, prototyping and onsite construction, students will develop skills and techniques that go beyond the safe haven of studio work to engage real-life problems through collective intelligence, as architecture cannot be made alone.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

Top image: Pinch/Sweep/Wrap, photo by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin.

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