School of Architecture, CUHK
MO, Kar Him

Dr. MO, Kar Him (毛家謙)


MArch (CUHK)
BSSc (AS) (1st Hons) (CUHK)

Rm. 301, Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building, CUHK

3943 6193


Mo Kar Him received his BSSc (AS) (2008), MArch (2011) and PhD in Architecture (2017) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interest in the production of space in contemporary society was at the heart of his MArch thesis “Architecture of Money”. He further explored this topic by focusing on the interplay of urban development with the operation, strategies and ideals of corporates and developers in his doctoral dissertation. Such fascination of space/money remains at the foreground of his research.

Prior to joining CUHK as Lecturer, Mo led a number of consultancy projects related to public policy, through which he developed his interest and expertise in sustainable development and policy-making.

Besides academic research, Mo has been actively involved in curatorial and arts events, with works exhibited at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2010), Architecture is Art Festival (2011), ArtAlive@Park (2012) and Reveal-HKIA@Artistree (2013).

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Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Urban History
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Urban Health
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Property Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Social Innovation
  • Wellbeing


Mo, Kar Him. “Profit, Virtue and Megaform: Hongkong Land’s Building Activities in Central District, 1889 – 1983.” PhD diss., School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017. Retrieved from http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/item/cuhk-1587286

Savela, Mika, and Kar Him Mo. “The Babel Project: Towards an Urban Education Startup.” Urban Phamphleteer, no. 5 (September 2015), 25-27. London: UCL Urban Laboratory.

Chang, Ping Hung, and Kar Him Mo. “The Cultural Landscape of Aging Community (長者社群. 人文景觀).” Hong Kong Economics Journal, May 9, 2015. Retrieved from http://www1.hkej.com/dailynews/commentary/article/1049143

Savela, Mika, and Kar Him Mo. Tin Shui Wai Game Lab: Introduction to Visualizing Urbanism & Urban Design. Hong Kong: MSc Urban Design, CUHK, 2014. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/mscudxcuhk/docs/tswgamelab2014_mscudxcuhk

Savela, Mika, Kar Him Mo and Ming Shan Yuen. Mapping the City: Introduction to Visualizing Urbanism & Urban Design. Hong Kong: MSc Urban Design, CUHK, 2013. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/mscudxcuhk/docs/mappingthecity_2013_mscudxcuhk

Mo, Kar Him. “Chaozhou.” In Kowloon Cultural District: An Investigation into Spatial Capabilities in Hong Kong, edited by Shiqiao Li and Esther Lorenz, 193-98. Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 2015.

Mo, Kar Him. “Architecture of Money.” In RIBA – The RIBA President’s Medals 2011. London: Atom Publishing, 2011.

Mo, Kar Him. “New Monumentality: Architecture of Money.” MArch thesis, School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011. Retrieved from http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/item/cuhk-327272

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