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Cheungvogl is an architecture practice founded by Chui Lai Judy Cheung and Christoph Hoelscher Vogl in 2008. The creative team is based in Hong Kong with site offices in China and Germany. The practice is currently working on projects in Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany and the United States. Recent projects include the winning design for the international competition of the Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal and master plan in Seoul (The Jury included Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA and Alejandro Zaera-Polo of AZPML. The project is anticipated to be completed in 2019); the creation of an open exhibition and multi-space gallery around a robotic system within the restoration of the 110 year old iconic department store, “Au Pont Rouge”, an UNSECO heritage in Saint Petersburg, Russia (2016) and the indoor sculpture garden and gallery “Taghaus” in Düsseldorf, Germany (2015). Cheungvogl was part of the 'Picturing "Home-for-All"' Exhibition, compiled by Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Hiroshi Naito, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima at the Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari, Japan in 2011.

Their works consistently explore connections between art, science and philosophies. Their simultaneous analysis of sensual and rational thinking is pertinent in creating values and qualities to architecture. While their thinking is focused and directed on achieving highly rational, productive and efficient results, their work speaks of a specific kind of subtle sensitivity that touches and connects people emotionally. Their engagement with ‘time’ as an integral part of the design palette forms new interpretations and experiences within the context of space. Quality of time is measured by contentment. The choreography between time, architecture, art and culture is their passion and commitment, with humanistic values being the core belief and driving force of Cheungvogl’s philosophy. Through the making of architecture, their works amalgamate science into art; art into architecture; architecture into the poetics of space, manifesting the idea of “Poetic Pragmatism”.

Prior to founding Cheungvogl, Chui Lai Judy Cheung and Christoph Hoelscher Vogl worked with Lord Norman Foster in London on international projects, including Wembley Stadium in London, UK; AIHQ Queen Anne’s Gate in London, UK; Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan and Madison Avenue Tower in New York, USA. Before moving to London, Chui Lai Judy Cheung designed the Centralized Science Laboratories in Hong Kong and worked with Patkau Architects on Projects in Canada and the United States, including the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Student Housing in Pennsylvania, USA. Christoph Hoelscher Vogl designed the IT campus Nunnmps, Chicago, Illinois, USA and artist residences in Cologne, Germany.

Chui Lai Judy Cheung is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Design at the Hong Kong University space and Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

Christoph Hoelscher Vogl and Chui Lai Judy Cheung

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 designers and brands that define our tomorrow, FRAME Magazine 20th Anniversary Edition

Super-Typologies - In conversation with Evan Jehl for Frame, Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl, founding partners of Cheungvogl, describe how their work overcomes traditional categorizations by re-interpreting definitions and typologies to create contemporary socially relevant architecture:

20 designers and brands that define our tomorrow, Frame, 116, 20th Anniversary Edition, Frame Publishers, May/June 2017.

 

 

 

How to get physical in a digital age.

Jonathan Openshaw in conversation with Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl, founding partners of Cheungvogl:

Retail Revolution – How to get physical in a digital age, Frame 115, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, March/April 2017.

 

 

 

Material Time

In our work the materiality of architecture is thought to be a mediator between human, environment, time and mind, to eventually overcome materiality.

“Material Time” by Cheungvogl, first published in Brick, brick! What do you want me to be?, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

Frame Awards 2018, Jury Prize, Best Multi-Brand Store of the Year, Au Pont Rouge, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Design Prize, 2018, Distribution - Winner: Aesop Stores Worldwide

Frame Awards 2018, Innovation Award, Nominee: Cheungvogl, Au Pont Rouge, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Frame Awards 2018, Multi-Brand Store of the Year, Nominee: Cheungvogl, Au Pont Rouge, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal, Seoul, South Korea, International Competition, 1st Prize, 2017

20 designers and brands that define our tomorrow, Frame Magazine, 116, 20th Anniversary Edition, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, May/June 2017

HKMVC Award 2018, Hong Kong, China

The Design Prize, 2017, Distribution: Store Design and Retail, Packaging - Finalist: Aesop Stores Worldwide

Architizer A+Awards 2017, Popular Choice Award Finalist, Architecture+Technology: Au Pont Rouge, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Architizer A+Awards 2017, Jury Award Finalist, Architecture+Technology: Au Pont Rouge, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Surface Design Awards 2017 Finalist: Au Pont Rouge, Saint Petersburg, Russia

WAN Award 2016, Adaptive Reuse, Shortlist: Au Pont Rouge, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Busan Mulmangol Bunker Regeneration, International Competition, Second Prize, Busan, South Korea, 2016

HKMVC Award 2015, Hong Kong, China

Surface Design Awards 2014 Finalist: Aesop, Selfridges, London, UK

Dezeen Top 10 Aesop store designs: Cheungvogl, Aesop I.T Hysan One, Hong Kong

A' Design Gold Award 2013 - 2014, Interior Space and Exhibition Design: Aesop I.T Installation, Hong Kong

A' Design Silver Award 2013 - 2014, Architecture, Building and Structure Design: Shinjuku Gardens Car Park and Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

German Design Award 2013, Rat für Formgebung, The German Design Councils Premier Prize Nomination: Aesop I.T Installation, Hong Kong

Design for Asia DFA Awards 2012 Merit Award:  Aesop, Lane Crawford, Canton Road, Hong Kong

Frame Magazine, 2012, Top 3 Most Popular Installations: Aesop I.T Installation, Hong Kong

Asia Tatler, 2012, Top 5 Pop-up Retail Spaces International: Aesop I.T Installation, Hong Kong

Condé Nast Traveller Innovation & Design Awards 2011, Category: Infrastructure
The panel, comprised of experts from the arts, science, technology and media who created shortlists of the very best selection of innovation and design ideas from around the world selected Shinjuku Gardens, Tokyo, Japan by Cheungvogl alongside projects and designs by Kazuyo Sejima, Issey Miyakei, Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza, David Chipperfield, Norman Foster, David Adjaye, Karim Rashid, Jean Nouvel, Bernard Tschumi and Ai Weiwei.

KAT-Ohno, Tokyo, Japan, Invited Competition, 2010, First Prize

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Envision Seoul Underground, Seoul Center for Architecture and Urbanism, Donuimun Open Creative Village, Seoul, South Korea, 2018

Seoul Architecture Festival, Blurred Boundaries, Han River Architecture Exhibition, Mapo Cultural Storage Base Tank 1, Seoul, South Korea, 2017

Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal International Competition Exhibition, City Hall, Seoul, South Korea, 2017

A' Design Award Exhibition, Bologna Design Week, Italy, 2016

Busan International Architectural Culture Festival, Busan Mulmangol Bunker Regeneration, Busan, South Korea, 2016

Festival of Architecture and Design, Mumbai, India, 2016

A' Design Award Exhibition, Cube Design Museum, Museumplein, Kerkerade, Netherlands, 2016

A' Winners' Exhibition at MOOD, Chiesa di San Fransesco, Como, Italy, 2016

A' Design Award Exhibition, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen, China, 2015

Design Commune at PMQ, Hong Kong, October 2015

A' Platinum Exhibition, World Design Hub, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, 2015

Design Commune at the International Design Furniture Fair IDFFHK, Hong Kong, 2015

A' Design Award Exhibition, 2014, Broletto di Como, Italy, 2014

TDW Exhibition, Tokyo Designers Week 2012, Tokyo, Japan: Shinjuku Gardens, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 2012

Design for Asia DFA Awards,  HKTDC Inno Design Tech (IDT) Expo, Hong Kong, 2012

'Picturing "Home-for-All"' Exhibition, compiled by Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Hiroshi Naito, Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari, Japan, 2011

 

 

 

Selected Publications - Books

 

Brick, brick! What do you want me to be?, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2018

Architectural Material, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2018

Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal Design Works, Public Development Center, Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea, 2017

Han River Architecture, Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea, 2017

Conceptual Idea, Volume 1 and 2, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2017

Advanced Architecture 6 - Museums and Cultural Facilities, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2017

Advanced Architecture 4 - Education, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2017

The Bunker, Busan Mulmangol Bunker Regeneration, BICF/Kyungdong, Busan, South Korea, 2016

SMMS - Housing Atlas, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2015

Green City Spaces - Urban Landscape Architecture, Chris van Uffelen, Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2013

Space Plus +, Sandu Publishing, Hong Kong, 2013

Process, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2013

DIDI - Design Idea Dictionary, DAMDI Publishing Co., South Korea, 2012

On Show - Temporary Design for Fairs, Special Events and Art Exhibitions, Sandu Publishing, Hong Kong, 2012

Our “Home-for-All” compiled by Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima, Tokyo, Japan, 2012

Visions of the Future, Architecture for the 21st Century, PageOne Group, Hong Kong, 2011

REMODELLING, Case Study of Remodelling, Damdi Architecture Publishing, South Korea, 2011

Façade Greenery, Chris van Uffelen, Jiangsu People's Publishing House, 2011

Façade Greenery, Chris van Uffelen, Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2011

Plus DESIGN, Beautiful Design for Living, selected by Miquel Abellan, Monsa, Spain, 2011

Automobile Architecture, Chris van Uffelen, Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2011

My Green City, Back to Nature with Attitude and Style, Published by Gestalten, Berlin, Germany, 2011

New Commercial Architecture, Sendpoints Publishing, China, 2011

Evolving Design, Collection of the Best Evolving Architecture, Volume 1, CA Press, South Korea, 2010

Portfolio, Special Issue 8, Damdi Architecture Publishing, South Korea, 2010

architecturemangadiary, cheungvogl, edited by Akiko Watanabe, Hong Kong / Japan, 2010

 

 

 

Selected Publications - Periodicals

 

AMC, 270, Interieurs 2018, Groupe Moniteur, France, July 2018

Frame, 122, Frame Awards 2018, The World's Best Interiors, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, May/June 2018

Concept, 229, CA Press, South Korea, May 2018

DETAIL, Inside 02/2017, Detail Business Information GmbH, Muenchen, Germany,  2017

a&c, Architecture & Design Competition, 126, A&C Publishing Co Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, 2017

AW, 267, Architectural World Co Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, 2017

Frame, 116, 20th Anniversary Edition - 20 Designers and brands that define our tomorrow, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, May/June 2017


architektur Fachmagazin, 02.2017, Material & Fassade, Laser Verlag GmbH, Austria, 2017

Frame, 115, Retail Revolution – How to get physical in a digital age, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, March/April 2017

Azure Magazine, Nov/Dec 2016,  Azure Publishing Inc., Toronto, Canada, 2016

lak, Landscape Architecture Korea, Environment and Landscaping, 341, September 2016, Park Myung Kwon Publishing, Seoul, South Korea, 2016

a&c, Architecture & Design Competition, 121, A&C Publishing Co Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, 2016

INTERIORS, 326, Design in China, GA-IN Design Group Korea, South Korea, 2013

bob, 109, bob Collection: Installation, A&C Publishing Co Ltd, South Korea, 2013

Pasajes Architectura, 127, Publicidad Pasajes, Spain, 2013

SPA-DE, 19, Space and Design, Fareast Design Editors Inc., Tokyo, Japan, 2013

l'ARCA International, Monografico N. 3, SAM MDO Publications, Monte Carlo, 2013

FRAME, 86, The End of Trends, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, 2012

Tatler Homes Philippines, 3, May 2012, Edipresse Media Asia Limited, Philippines, 2012

Hinge, 200, Danny Chung, Hinge, Hong Kong, 2012

Maru, 119, CA Press, South Korea, 2012

Vision, 114, Jan & Feb 2012, Vision, China, 2012

Surface China, 37, January 2012, Surface Worldwide Inc, China, 2012

CityMagazine, 423, December 2011, Modern Media Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 2011

IA&B, 24, April 2011, Focus: Elemental Landscapes, Jasubhai Media, India, 2011

MARK, 31, Another Architecture, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, 2011

MH, 392, 02 11, IES Group Limited, Hong Kong, 2011

Frame, 78, Vibrant Visions, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, 2011

noblehouse, architecture and design, 20, KO Byeong-woo, noblehouse media, South Korea, 2011

Monitor, 62, January 2011, Monitor Unlimited Magazine, Russia

Domus, 29, (02) 2011, Domus Russia, Russia, 2011

Casa&Mas, Martes 21 de diciembre de 2010, Año 3, No. 139, Spanish, Grupo Milenio, Mexico, 2010

Hinge, 183, December 2010, Danny Chung, Hinge, Hong Kong, 2010

Interior Design, 128, Deco, Taiwan, 2010

noblehouse, architecture and design, 18, KO Byeong-woo, noblehouse media, South Korea, 2010

IA&B, 23, May 2010, IJasubhai Media, India, 2010

C3, 309, Function & Form, C3 Publishing Co, South Korea, 2010

Concept, 133, CA Press, South Korea, 2010

FRAME, 72, The Sensual World, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, 2010

Betonart, 25, Concrete and Architecture, TCMB, Turkey, 2010

Concept, 128, CA Press, South Korea, 2009

 

 

 

 

Cheungvogl on the social relevance of physical space.

Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl of Hong Kong-based firm Cheungvogl take ‘social relevance’ as a guiding principle in their design of physical retail. Their approach is the product of a sensitivity to dialectical materialism and technological futurism. For physical spaces to retain their relevance in a world where the functions they host are increasingly supplanted by digital media, design must be viewed as a means of actively communicating with its users rather than as a static container or scaffolding. It must become more fluid in its adaptability to different contexts. Cheung and Vogl elaborate on these ideas in a conversation about how they see future projects and the field as a whole: 

Frame, 116, 20th Anniversary Edition - 20 Designers and brands that define our tomorrow, Frame Publishers, Netherlands, May/June 2017

Evan Jehl, Frameweb, January 2018

 

 

 

"As architects we have the possibility to create change, rather than to only have our opinion or talk about it." 

"Cheungvogl is based in Hong Kong, with satellite offices in Mainland China and Germany, and has an international approach to design. But there is something that links the work across settings and scales. "The common thread is the way we look at architecture as a framework for life to happen, similar to a stage set that provides the audience with an open interpretation for the play itself. Architecture only begins as it starts to evolve, transform and inspire people and its communities around it," says Vogl.

The office has tackled everything from small-scale residential work to large institutional projects, but in Hong Kong the designers are perhaps known best for their retail environments for Australian natural-cosmetics company Aesop. Vogl believes that even a retail space can become an extension of public space. "Retail generally occupies the spaces around the most frequented public areas in our cities," says Vogl, "This omnipresence also means that retail holds a responsibility for contribution to quality of life in these public spaces. In these means, retail should not be exclusive, but open and inviting. The visit to a store should not make someone feel obliged to buy a product, but provide the opportunity to see, feel and touch."

Other notable retail work includes the Benetton flagship in Tehran, where Cheungvogl used a translucent wrapper to hint at the veils worn by Iranian women. "We investigate and analyse all aspects and facets of the brand's specific characteristics as a 'personality'," Vogl says. This helps to balance the aesthetic desires of the client with those of the architect. "With this understanding we like to show our clients new ways to communicate and engage with their customers to enhance the brand's identity. In successful retail design, architecture is more to be seen as a communication tool, where we enhance the brand's language with our own vocabulary."

In projects for institutional clients, particularly in the arts, Cheungvogl has enjoyed more freedom for tectonic expression. A recent concept for the exhibition venue Dubai 7 is a stripped modernist presence with traditionalism at its heart. Vogl explains that it makes "a strong reference to traditional Arabic architecture; the exhibition space is formed around an undulating vertical landscape that provides filtered light into the interior spaces as a reinterpretation of the organisation of traditional Arabic courtyard houses". Yet the building's concrete mass also uses contemporary solar technology for cooling.

Meanwhile the concrete structure of Shinjuku Gardens, a parking garage and gallery space in Tokyo, is masked by greenery. Vogl clarifies the aesthetic and functional logic of the decision: "Rather than simply leaving the facades open for natural ventilation to avoid the cost of mechanical ventilation, we introduced a living enclosure of grass. The green curtain does not only create a barrier between the parked cars and the outside, but the changing appearance throughout the seasons also enhances its neighbourhood with a green oasis amongst the dense urban context."

The generosity of the urban gesture is typical of the office's projects, all of which seek to use architecture as a tool for improving everyday life for the building's users as well as for neighbours and passersby. Vogl phrases it in terms of responsibility: "As architects we have the possibility to create change, rather than to only have our opinion or talk about it."

Cheungvogl has just completed a master plan in Chengdu, China and the office is currently working on other projects in China as well as Southeast Asia and Europe."

Cheungvogl: Setting the Stage, Jessica Niles DeHoff,  InDesignLive.Asia, March 2013 

 

 

 

REmodeling

“One common obstacle is the question whether to preserve or to recreate – or at least, how much to preserve. It is a question of material, historical and emotional value of the past and the existing.”, Cheungvogl

In 2008, Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl founded cheungvogl, a multilingual and multicultural international design studio based in Hong Kong. Cheungvogl has participated in projects varying in scale in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Their architecture often encompasses multiple fields of design, ranging from urban scale through to details of interiors and products. Their studio is currently working on projects in Japan, China, Germany and North America. Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl consistently redefine boundaries between architecture, art and design. Their projects not only experiment with architectural phenomenon, they often express certain sensitivity through reinterpretation of materiality. Their passionate engagement with “time” as an integral part of their palette forms a new typology within the limitless context of space and experiences. Quality is not measured by seeing; it is the feeling of comfort that one remembers. The simultaneous engagement between architecture, art and culture is their passion and commitment. "

REmodeling, Damdi Architecture Publishing Co., Ltd, South Korea, 2011

 

 

 

Top Ten: White Out

"[Tadao] Ando's lineage continues with other Japanese architects embracing the ideals of their elder, developing buildings that showcase simplified forms void of material differentiation. Japanese based architects, such as recent Pritzker Prize winning SANAA, have been able to showcase the countries critical regionalism all over the world. Back home a new batch of young architects are following in Ando's footsteps, embracing the creation of white architecture within the borders of this Island Nation. Hong Kong based Cheungvogl have been making a splash across the pond with their designs for the KAT-Ohno urban cultural center and 2 Houses project both soon to be located in Tokyo."

Top Ten: White Out , Architizer, November 2010  

 

 

 

Designer Spotlight: Cheungvogl

"Cheungvogl is a creative partnership of two abstract thinkers in the architecture and design world. Judy Cheung hails from Hong Kong and has experience designing world-class buildings internationally. Her partner, Christoph Vogl, is from Cologne, Germany, and also has design and architectural experience that traverses many countries. Together, the two founded Cheungvogl in 2008. The pair believes in harmony found through the ambiguity of art and memory. What is truly a memory? Can memory be artful? And when does art blend seamlessly into our memories? These are the questions that drive these creative minds to build architectural wonders. Their style is spare and airy. They have designed a variety of landscape and architectural structures, including an outdoor ecosystem known as Shinjuku Gardens in Japan that is currently under construction. Utilizing space as part of the creative process, the designer duo has create something beautifully natural amidst a sea of skyscrapers and concrete. They have also designed a space-conscious house in New York that asks the question: "how do you inject NY into NY?" It focuses on secondary spaces - rooftops, gardens, balconies - and creates a new way of seeing space in a bustling, active city. The above pictured Umarmung chair updates the traditional idea of sitting on the floor in Japan, creating a soft pocket around someone resting on the ground. The design team behind cheungvogl is a talented pair, and one to watch in the future of cutting-edge architectural innovation. "

Designer Spotlight: Cheungvogl , Padstyle, October 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

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