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School of Architecture, CUHK
MUI, Sze Wa Sarah

Prof. MUI, Sze Wa Sarah (梅詩華)

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Graduate Diploma in Architecture, MArch, UCL
BSSc (AS)(Hons), First Class, CUHK
Reg Arch (HK)
ARB

sarahmui@onebitedesign.com

Introduction

Sarah was born and raised in Hong Kong, and has a strong sensitivity towards local cultural ingredients. Through years of study in London, Sarah became attracted to British humour – of which now flavours her approach to narrative design. She believes that even the most mundane of things can be turned into an interesting design ingredient through a twist in perception.

Sarah enjoys reading, doodling and cooking. You can normally find her with a cappuccino at a cafe, reading in a bookshop, or walking her dog around town. Prior to starting One Bite, Sarah worked with the Oval Partnership, Architecture Design & Research Group and Studio8. Apart from a practitioner, she has also lectured previously at HKU Space and HKDI for the architectural courses.

As a young member in the industry, Sarah explores the spectrum of the role of architect in this generation. She questions the role of architect shall not be limited to the designing of buildings, but also the shaping of the city vision through different medium. Her vision is to blend design and life together with the hint of social consciousness. Her projects cover a wide range of medium and disciplines, from architecture to exhibition, and from social media to food presentation. Yet, all her projects are revolving around people and culture, and they strengthen her aspiration to serve the city and habitants as an architect of lifestyle. She has set up “onebite of life” as a platform for food & architectural exchange. The first architectural cookies were launched in February 2016 as a celebration for Hong Kong Architectural Centre.

“One bite at a time, taste the unique flavor of design.” She trusts that architects could be the chef of space who will bring everyone into the channels of architectural experience with the tool of food.

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Research Interests

Narrative Design, Architectural Design, Public Realm

Honours and Recognitions

HKIA Young Architect Award

Youth Housing Competition (Honourable Mentions)

Art Basel Open Platform Booth 2016 (Shortlisted)

RIBA HK Chapter EAT!2015 (Winner)

Beijing Cityvision Competition (FARM Cultural Park Prize)

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