Here we see the untold and solitary experience of a planet, represented by its essential form: a perfect sphere. A garden of orphaned flowers has taken root on it. Leaning against the sphere, a single ladder enables visitors to climb on top and take in this miniature garden in a single glance. The appearance of this planet makes reference to the scholar’s rocks, which have a long tradition in oriental gardens. These are irregular in form and resonate with the clouds in the sky. This perfect sphere offers a contemporary version. However, it retains a rough texture, which contrasts with the geometry of the whole. Interaction with the flowers remains completely personal. Beauty, fickle by nature, is appreciated in solitude and serenity. At the entrance to the garden, cracks in the paving stones underfoot mark the beginning of an adventure. It is the start of a dialogue between the soft and the solid, the tangible and intangible, the ephemeral and the immortal.
Samuel Wong is a young architect practicing in Hong Kong. Graduated from the Master of Architecture in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he is humbled to have received the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Best Student Award 2015. After graduation, he continues to his learning through actively participating in competitions and in 2016, he joined the Design Trust Future Studio as a design mentee. As ever-learning architect, he is always looking for new approaches to his works in today’s ever-changing context.
Pak Chuen Chan is an Architectural Designer from Hong Kong. He has practiced in the United States and Hong Kong. He has gained in-depth knowledge in designing different scales of cultural projects. He designed the Open House Exhibition 2014 for Art Centre in Hong Kong. His work The Unknown Machine was exhibited in DeTour 2018 in PMQ. The exhibit was reported in different media including a detailed coverage in Fleurs Des Lettres Magazine.