“Searching for unified design solutions through a diverse array of contemporary architectural experiments.”
Architecture, the art, and technique of designing and building, is distinguished from the skills associated with construction. The practice of architecture is employed to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements, and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic ends. Although these two ends may be distinguished, they cannot be separated, and the relative weight given to each can vary widely. Because every society—settled or nomadic—has a spatial relationship to the natural world and to other societies, the structures they produce reveal much about their environment (including climate and weather), history, ceremonies, and artistic sensibility, as well as many aspects of daily life.
So, here I would like to mention one architecture firm Barrie Ho architecture interiors, Celebrating the continuous success of the 20th year. Barrie Ho, the Founder, and Director of the Hong Kong-based architects firm BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd (BHA) are frequently described as one of the most influential architectural designers of his generation practicing today in Asia. Ho is a Fellow Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (FRIBA), a Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), a Member of the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ), and a Member of the Architectural Institute of Korea (AIK).
Ho is the Winner of the prestigious HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Awards 2017, 2015 & 2013, Asia Pacific Property Awards (Architectural Category) 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015 & 2013-2014, Golden Pin Design Award 2014, HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 (finalist) & 2010 (merit) and Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008.
Ho has proudly won over 160 major international design awards from Dubai, USA, UK, France, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the Asia Pacific, and Hong Kong, such as Perspective Design Recognition Awards in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007 & 2005, Korea Good Design Selection Awards 2013, Hong Kong Designers’ Association Awards 2013, 2011, 2009 & 2005, HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 & 2010, USA International Design Awards 2010 & 2008, Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards from 2003 to 2009, and Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008. Ho was also awarded Outstanding Greater China Design Awards 2006-2013, the Shanghai China’s Most Successful Design Award 2012, and the Shanghai China’s Successful Design Award from 2009-2015.
Unification is the act of becoming a single unit, whilst Diversification is the act of introducing variety. Unification of Diversification is the attempt to sustain a balance between these two seemingly opposing extremes, searching for unified design solutions through a diverse array of contemporary architectural experiments. Their recent publication Architecture without Adjectives strongly provokes their manifestation which encompasses a wide spectrum of project natures. Their prerogative is to accept all challenges but address the intrinsic architectural problems with a holistic yet innovative design solution.
BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd is a Registered Practice / Corporate Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Corporate Member of the Association of Architectural Practices, Band 3 Architectural Consultant (HKIA List) (AAP List) of the HKSAR Architectural Services Department, and Institutional Member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council.