Bamboo Installation at the Venice Biennale’s International Architectural Exhibition 2006
This installation demonstrates an unusual bamboo construction technique that is unique to Hong Kong. Made up of 500 bamboo ladders tied together with a traditional hand-knotting technique, it resembles the solidity of a Chinese Fortress. A gap that serves as an entrance splits the structure in two, weakening the lateral forces of each side. Thirty red neon tubes represent the 30 days in a Lunar month. A floor of red mirror reflects and duplicates the structure. The black lacquered bamboo represents Hong Kong heritage, and the red neon and mirror represent our city’s vibrancy and energy.