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Remo Riva Drawings 李華武作品繪圖

Remo Riva studied architecture in Basel and Zurich before moving to Sydney to work with Harry Seidler, a pioneer of modern architecture in Australia. In 1972, upon moving to Hong Kong, Riva joined Palmer and Turner (now P&T Group), the prominent architecture firm established in 1868, where he remains Principal Designer.

Riva’s designs for Palmer and Turner are based on robust, colourful drawings of geometric compositions from which he extrapolates clear and well-ordered forms. His axonometric drawings for housing at 42 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, reveal how the project’s twelve split-level concrete terrace houses were derived from a strict grid.

Material related to his design for Exchange Square, the headquarters of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, move from concept sketches of the towers through to axonometric drawings, and also include sketches of the plaza areas that go into the level of detail of statue design and placement.

These drawings were donated to M+ by Remo Riva in 2013.

The architect selected sketches relating to these two projects to donate to M+, retaining a number of sketches.

Arranged chronologically by project.

Remo Riva holds a large quantity of sketches relating to his architectural projects at the P&T Group offices in Hong Kong. Additionally, the full Palmer and Turner Archive, containing drawings for many Remo Riva projects, was split between M+ (under fonds reference code CA71) and the University of Hong Kong Libraries.
The Remo Riva archives include Painting, Architectural Model and Architectural Drawing.

There are 16 objects by Remo Riva in the M+ Collection and the M+ Collection Archives.

Details

Object Number
CA12
Archive Creator
Archival Level
Fonds
Date
1976–1989
Dimensions
32 items
Credit Line
M+, Hong Kong. Gift of Remo Riva, 2013
CA12/1

Drawings, houses at Sassoon Road (1976–1979), Hong Kong

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CA12/2

Drawings, Exchange Square (1983–1988), Hong Kong

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