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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Jing Hong (Leroy) Yuen

Show RCA work

  • room with A view

    room with A view
    animation still

  • developer's acts of sabotage

    developer's acts of sabotage

  • abandoned homes

    abandoned homes
    digital model from photogrammetry

  • drapes, pt. 1

    drapes, pt. 1

  • drapes, pt. 2

    drapes, pt. 2

  • superimposition of the new on the old

    superimposition of the new on the old
    model, polystyrene

  • dereliction translation, am

    dereliction translation, am
    animation still

  • dereliction translation, pm

    dereliction translation, pm
    animation still

Major project:

Dereliction Translation

Ruins in our everyday comprehension bring to mind ancient monuments like Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat. In Hong Kong, there’s no monuments as such, but its inhabitants, especially the younger generation, yearn for monuments that will remind them of a material past — one that is being rapidly erased, as buildings deemed obsolete are demolished and replaced by the new and shiny.

The project interrogates the city's pervasive assumption of the problem of decay, which is often conveniently hijacked to victimise older but functioning buildings and rationalise the perpetual drive for profit and modernity – could dereliction inform a new architectural design language?


  • Previous degrees

  • BSSc Architectural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015
  • Experiences

  • Internship, Research Architecture Design (RAD), Hong Kong, 2015–16
Royal College of Art