Brookside model
The completed model I was commissioned to build an architectural model (scale 1:100) of the set of the long-running British television soap opera ‘Brookside’ based in Liverpool. The model of Brookside Close was for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ travelling exhibition ‘A Place to call Home: Where we live and […]

Model: Brookside Close, Liverpool, 2012

Trees being cut out of balsa wood
Completed model In 2011 I created a model at a scale of 1:50 based on the architect Adolf Loos’s design for family housing in Vienna at 13-19 Woinovichgasse, Werkbund housing estate. It was made for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ exhibition on Adolf Loos and was on display in their […]

Model: Workers’ houses designed by Adolf Loos, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1046" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Paper architecture, site-specific installation, by Wilson Yau, 2010[/caption]
Over the course a week, I worked with paper to transform an empty exhibition space. This site-specific installation piece was created in 2010 for the the final exhibition of my MA in Art & Design in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. This piece enabled visitors to […]

Paper architecture: Site-specific installation, 2010

Close-up: A book with contours, by Wilson Yau, 2008
I transformed the pages of a blank sketchbook through cutting. The shapes were based on my observations of the flaking layers of bark found on the mature London plane trees (Platanus × acerifolia) growing in Hackney Downs, London, during 2008. The book was on temporary display at the final show […]

Book with contours, 2008

Plan view: The blocks without the base and transport links shown.
In 2008, through my research at Hackney Archives and my own fieldwork, I created a scale model (1:1500) of the London Borough of Hackney centred on Hackney Downs park. It was A1 size (841 x 594 mm) and was made of mountboard on a foamboard base. The model was on […]

Model: Hackney, London, 2008