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TWISTED HAPPINESS

Final year p roj ec t o n ur ba n ho using o f 5 0 units Tokwawan, Hong Kong February 2012 Tutor: Manfred Yuen , Fa n Lee Proj ec t Typ e: Individua l P r o ject

Tokwawan is a distr ict wher e ther e a r e lo ts o f tena ment h o u s es . I n s i de t h ese t enam ent houses, ther e a r e ma inly new immigr a nts to Ho n g Ko n g. Wh il e l i v i ng i n this big m et rop olitan , these new immigr a nts str uggled to ea r n a l i v i n g. In o r d e r to make loc als and im m igr a nts liv ing ha r mo nily in the sa me co mmu n i ty, th e Gove r nm e nt paint ed the t enam ent h o uses into dif fer ent co lo ur s, so tha t to sh ow th ey a r e ha ppy in be pa r t o f the co m m u n i ty. Wi t hi n t h e s e reg ularness and delightf ul co lo ur s o f tena ment ho uses, this pro j ect i s insp ired and broug ht up o f the co ncept o f r a ndo mness a nd hap p i n ess . Wi t h al l t h e r eg ular tenam ent hous es, the site o f this pr o ject is lo ca ted a t th e en d o f t h e t e n am e nt houses, where it is fa cing the sea . Hence, while ba sing o n the regu l ar g ri d o f t h e u ban fab ric , there is a little tw ist a t the end, w hich co nceptua lly h as th e m ea ning o f r egula r life ha v ing a little twist a t th e en d. L ife som et imes is a bo ut the little unex pected tw ist in th e en d.


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T h e i n s pi ration of t his p roj ec t co mes f r o m the ur ba n pa tter n o f the distri ct. T h e di s t r i c t i s m ost ly form ed by t en a ment ho uses. These tena ment ho uses g i ves a r e gul ar n e ss to the dist ric t . B es ides, emo tio na lly, the distr ict ga ve me a sen se o f s o r r ow and sad ness, whic h is no t a go o d pr ov isio n o f liv ing. Hence, th e i d ea o f hap pi ness in living bec am e the co ncept o f this pr o ject. B y c o mbi ning the urban forc es a nd the per so na l inter pr eta tio n towa r ds th e si te, t he bu i l d i ng form t ends to m ove f r o m r egula r ness to r a ndo mness. Besides, th e i d e a o f h ap p iness was tried to input into the building by div iding the r a n d o m n ess i n to di f fe r ent layers: unit t yp es, co r r ido r sizes, v iew s, cir cula tio n, inter p retat i o n s o f s pac e from users and huma n a ctiv ities. Ther efo r e, this is to r em i n d u s to s e i ze t he m om ent and enj oy ever y mo ment a s the incident o f this mo men t var i e s f r om t he others.


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