Mr Ottevaere, Olivier Patrick
Olivier Ottevaere is a designer whose interest in Architecture is driven by a hybrid approach between physical experiments and geometrical organizations. Integration of active structural principles, properties of materials and procedures of construction prompt the design pursue at the onset of each of his projects.
Previously, he has practiced in New York, Lisbon and London until founding Double (o) studio in 2012. ‘House me tender’, his current precast research work, received the Best Residential future award 2015 from the Architectural Review/MIPIM. He was also recently awarded the Perspective 40 under 40 Asia-Pacific design awards in Architecture.
His series of timber structures, The Pinch/The Sweep/The Warp, designed in collaboration with John Lin was widely published and won several international awards:
- World Small Project of the Year 2014 (World Architecture Festival)
- Best Experimental Project (Chinese Architecture Award)
- Wood Excellence Prize 2014, Shortlisted (World Architecture Festival)
- Best of Best Category (Architecture & Design Awards-Asia-Pacific)
- Best of Institutional and Public Space (Architecture & Design Awards-Asia-Pacific)
- Silver Award 2014 (Design for Asia)
Prior to joining HKU, Olivier was Unit master at the Architectural Association and has taught design studios at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen as well as at the EPFL in Switzerland for five years. He graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Cooper Union in New York and with an MSc in adaptive architecture and computation from the Bartlett in London.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2013-11-01||Winner of Biennial Swiss Design Price 2013 in the category MARKET INTERIOR for the MJHL Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab: Design Preis Schweiz Project team: ALICE epfl/enac/ia/alice Dieter Dietz, Olivier Ottevaere (Project Architect/leader), Charlotte Erckrath, Lukas Lenherr, Tibo Smith||Research Achievement|
|2014-07-01||Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival under the Small Projects category for 'The Pinch', Library and Community Center: World Architecture Festival (WAF) 1 - 3 October 2014 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore||Research Achievement|
|2014-12-01||Best of Best Category for the Pinch, community center and library: Architecture & Design Awards-Asia-Pacific, 2014||Research Achievement|
|2014-11-01||Best Experimental Project for the Pinch, community center and library: the Chinese Architecture Award, 2014||Research Achievement|
|2014-09-01||Wood Excellence Prize 2014, Shortlisted for the Pinch, community center and library: World Architecture Festival||Research Achievement|
|2014-09-01||World best small project of the Year 2014 for the Pinch, community center and library: World Architecture Festival||Research Achievement|
|2014-12-01||Best of Institutional and Public Space for the Pinch, community center and library: Architecture & Design Awards-Asia-Pacific, 2014||Research Achievement|
|2015-05-01||40 under 40 Asia-Pacific design awards in Architecture: Perspective 2015||Research Achievement|
|2014-10-01||Silver Award 2014 for the Pinch, community center and library: Design for Asia||Research Achievement|
|2015-03-01||Best Residential future award 2015 for House me Tender, open precast cell system for individualized housing: the Architectural Review/MIPIM||Research Achievement|
|2016-02-01||Runner-up, Culture Award: Architectural Review||Research Achievement|
|2016-05-01||Finalist, Education in Architecture Category: ArchMarathon||Research Achievement|
|2016-02-01||Merit Award in Wood Design and Building Awards: Canadian Wood Council||Research Achievement|
|2016-05-01||Shortlisted, Wood 2016 Awards: Architecture of Necessity, Virserum Art Museum||Research Achievement|
|2016-06-01||Finalist, Building of the Year: ArchDaily||Research Achievement|
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