I am a graduate of Master of Architecture at The Robert Gordon University. My primary interest is in understanding and appreciating design techniques which allow buildings to harmonise with the natural environment. As a music graduate, I have been searching for how to translate music into an architectural language and how to apply it to my designs. I am keen on projects involving regeneration and historic building conservation. My career goal is skills based, hoping that I can articulate these kinds of projects and refurbish buildings to make them more sustainable and liveable. Besides playing piano, I am enthusiastic in travelling and cooking (Japanese and Italian styles.)

*What inspired you to create your proposal? 

I was always dreaming about the design for a waterfront building, in my last project I have a chance to build a dancing school contain with a cafe, the complex building has access to the scenic Peedie sea to enjoy the fresh air in good weather.

 

*What is your best memory of the M.Arch course? 

Being splashed by a driver while we were waiting in a bus stop. That happened in my first year,  when we were waiting on our bus after we had finished our design philosophy. There was a heavy rain and the taxi drove through a puddle of water and we all got soaked ! It is not fun but I still consider it a very interesting memory of my life in architecture school, particular in the old architecture school. 

 

*What is your architectural philosophy? 

Being part of the natural world.  I am not focused on how to build a monumental building,   my idea is that architecture can be  part of the external environment and not just being an object in the natural world – the outside and the inside combine each other. To explore this would be my career goal.  Try to make the people feel calm and have a space that people love to stay in .It can allow them to experience and appreciate the surrounding landscape, they are being a medium between the building and the outside nature world. 

 

*Why did you choose to study architecture? 

Someone says architect is a generalist. My interests are very board. I am keen on keep learning different things through all my life. I love music, painting and also psychology . I am interested in to understand what people think. I realise architecture is a subject which combines such elements and  that’s why I choose to do architecture. Also as a music graduate I consider there are many common between architecture and music.  While I was studying music I strongly felt I was studying architecture .Particular when I playing Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Bach Well Temper Claver; as when we walk along with the columns in the architecture, we can feel there is a rhythm and the pulse in the music, that is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said  “Music is liquid architecture, architecture is frozen music” .
 

*Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Under the unforeseeable future, it is very hard to say what I will be in nearly future. Whatever I can become an architect or not, once I have finished the architecture course I believe that is my great achievement I have fulfilled and if I can use this knowledge in other aspects such as commercial world or education...etc. that is all I have gained in the architecture school. 

 

*Who inspired you to become an architect? 

Tadao Ando works is my starting point to explore architecture world. At the beginning I weren’t impressed by his works that much but after I read his books and biography I was overwhelming by his idea and philosophy, in some extend, I consider he is a revolutionist more than an architect. For himself architecture is a weapon to reform the society, he raise architecture as a social issue to inspire people what could our ideally home be, his attitude inspired me to think more about the relationship between people and the architecture. 

 

*What was the most challenging part of your project?

I would say last project Dance Studio on the waterfront is the most challenging project for me. There are so many technical problems which more than I thought I needed to deal with. Because the two studios of the building are cantilever structure and the steel structure building is not symmetry so I need to spend more time in steel structural design, thankfully our tutors gave me a big help and I have learnt a lot with this project.

Antony Cheung

Unit Two

2020

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I am a graduate of Master of Architecture at The Robert Gordon University. My primary interest is in understanding and appreciating design techniques which allow buildings to harmonise with the natural environment. As a music graduate, I have been searching for how to translate music into an architectural language and how to apply it to my designs. I am keen on projects involving regeneration and historic building conservation. My career goal is skills based, hoping that I can articulate these kinds of projects and refurbish buildings to make them more sustainable and liveable. Besides playing piano, I am enthusiastic in travelling and cooking (Japanese and Italian styles.)

*What inspired you to create your proposal? 

I was always dreaming about the design for a waterfront building, in my last project I have a chance to build a dancing school contain with a cafe, the complex building has access to the scenic Peedie sea to enjoy the fresh air in good weather.

 

*What is your best memory of the M.Arch course? 

Being splashed by a driver while we were waiting in a bus stop. That happened in my first year,  when we were waiting on our bus after we had finished our design philosophy. There was a heavy rain and the taxi drove through a puddle of water and we all got soaked ! It is not fun but I still consider it a very interesting memory of my life in architecture school, particular in the old architecture school. 

 

*What is your architectural philosophy? 

Being part of the natural world.  I am not focused on how to build a monumental building,   my idea is that architecture can be  part of the external environment and not just being an object in the natural world – the outside and the inside combine each other. To explore this would be my career goal.  Try to make the people feel calm and have a space that people love to stay in .It can allow them to experience and appreciate the surrounding landscape, they are being a medium between the building and the outside nature world. 

 

*Why did you choose to study architecture? 

Someone says architect is a generalist. My interests are very board. I am keen on keep learning different things through all my life. I love music, painting and also psychology . I am interested in to understand what people think. I realise architecture is a subject which combines such elements and  that’s why I choose to do architecture. Also as a music graduate I consider there are many common between architecture and music.  While I was studying music I strongly felt I was studying architecture .Particular when I playing Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Bach Well Temper Claver; as when we walk along with the columns in the architecture, we can feel there is a rhythm and the pulse in the music, that is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said  “Music is liquid architecture, architecture is frozen music” .
 

*Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Under the unforeseeable future, it is very hard to say what I will be in nearly future. Whatever I can become an architect or not, once I have finished the architecture course I believe that is my great achievement I have fulfilled and if I can use this knowledge in other aspects such as commercial world or education...etc. that is all I have gained in the architecture school. 

 

*Who inspired you to become an architect? 

Tadao Ando works is my starting point to explore architecture world. At the beginning I weren’t impressed by his works that much but after I read his books and biography I was overwhelming by his idea and philosophy, in some extend, I consider he is a revolutionist more than an architect. For himself architecture is a weapon to reform the society, he raise architecture as a social issue to inspire people what could our ideally home be, his attitude inspired me to think more about the relationship between people and the architecture. 

 

*What was the most challenging part of your project?

I would say last project Dance Studio on the waterfront is the most challenging project for me. There are so many technical problems which more than I thought I needed to deal with. Because the two studios of the building are cantilever structure and the steel structure building is not symmetry so I need to spend more time in steel structural design, thankfully our tutors gave me a big help and I have learnt a lot with this project.

Antony Cheung

Unit Two

2020

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