David P. Y. Lung

With a career spanning the fields of private architectural practice, academic professor and deanship, and public service at the international level, David Lung, Professor of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, has been an active voice in the multifaceted discipline of Architectural Conservation for more than 30 years. He has researched, taught and published widely in the area of cultural heritage, traditional Chinese vernacular architecture and Hong Kong’s architectural heritage. He is a recipient of the University Teaching Award and the founding director of the Architectural Conservation Programme at the University of Hong Kong.
Professor Lung has been instrumental in advising the government in formulating conservation policies, guidelines and strategies. From 2001 to 2007, his significant contributions ensured the inscription of three new World Heritage sites: the Historic City of Macao, the Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, and the Historic Cities in the Straits of Malacca. He recently served as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at HKU and presently holds the Lady Edith Kotewall Professorship in the Built Environment.
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Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia (edX)

Discover the value of local peoples' traditional built environments in Asia, find inspiration in these buildings, and learn how to conserve them for future generations. This course is about architecture. But it’s not about grand structures such as monuments or royal palaces. Rather, it is about the built environment [...]
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Vernacular Architecture of Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Cultural Sustainability (edX)

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Learn about built environments in Asia and how we can better conserve and sustain vernacular architecture in the future. How do we deal with the challenges and threats to vernacular architecture and make sure that it is sustained in this modern urbanized world? This is the key question we [...]
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The Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia, Part 1 | 探索亚洲地区的本土建筑,第1部分 (edX)

Join us in the Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia and learn key concepts to better understand your own local built environment.
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