Dwellings in an Influx City: Placemaking through Collective Housing
Chapter in an edited book (author)


摘要Hong Kong is a city of influxes. Crisscrossing through high-speed network circulation and flow of goods and services are vast number of people constantly on the move. In recent years, it is a city developed through the approach of tabula rasa, real estate dominance, economic prioritization and infrastructural efficiency with a lack of consideration for open public space. Within this city of perpetual action, reaction and transaction, several questions were asked before establishing the pedagogical framework for the design studio: What role does Architecture have in generating a sense of place, of creating a pause within a city that is highly transactional ? Is it possible to use Collective Housing as an agency to trigger placemaking through a balancing act of architectural forms with cultural and social contents? If the motivation is to make a place in a highly densified city like Hong Kong, must the premise of the design project be ambitious in scale through enormous Gross Floor Area or Floor Area Ratio? Could an alternative development model be possible, allowing the propositions to fit within the existing neighborhood rather than the prototypical blank slate approach? These are the questions posed when considering the problem to the design studio for our year-four students, the compulsory U5 studio.
著者HWANG Cheng Chun Patrick, ROSSINI Francesco
編輯Graham Cairns
書名Housing The Future – Innovations in Theory and Practice
系列標題AMPS Book series, Housing the Future
出版社Libri Publishing Ltd
關鍵詞Influx City, Place, Hong Kong, Housing, Architecture

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