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“五十年不變” wǔ

shí

nián

biàn

“Fifty years no change”

Gabriel Ko Wai Cheung Project 1 Unit 22 Year 5


“舞照跳,馬照跑,股照炒” - 鄧小平 wǔ

zhào

tiào

zhào

pǎo

zhào

chǎo

“Keep dancing, Keep horse racing, Keep stock exchanging” -

dèng

xiǎo

píng

Chairmen Deng

HKEx - Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited is Asia’s second largest stock exchange in terms of market capitalization, and the six largest in the world. The HK economy relies heavily on HKEx.

Future?

1997 2047

With 3 treaty gave the rights of Hong Kong to United Kingdom since the opium war until 1997. After much negotiations, the British and the Chinese signed a formal agreement approving the 1997 turnover of the colony in exchange for a Chinese pledge to preserve Hong Kong’s capitalist system. Hong Hong Special Administrative Region was formed on 1st of July 1997. With the “Basic Law of Hong Kong” to provide freedom and human rights for the citizens of the land.


“香港遍地黃金” xiāng

gǎng

biàn

huáng

jīn

“Hong Kong, the land filled with gold”

China

Hong Kong

Shenzhen

Lo Wu

Site

Lok Ma Zhou

20%

Dense development

60%

Mountian terrain

20%

Developable land

Hong Kong is situated on China’s south coast, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. With a land mass of 1,104 km2 and a population of 7 million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The name “Hong Kong” is an approximate phonetic rendering of the pronunciation of the spoken Cantonese meaning “fragrant harbour”.


“香港明天更好” xiāng

gǎng

míng

tiān

gēng

hǎo

“Hong Kong a better tomorrow”

Space Shortage

Social / Culture problems

Political

Economy / Industry

Enviornmental / Climate

Flexibility / Trend


“空間” kōng

jiān

“Space”

1223

There are skyscrapers in Hong Kong.

1/5

of the population living in poor conditions.

15msq

Average of living space per person. Every inch is precious.

90%

Over of daily travels (11Million) are on public transport.


“社會” shè

huì

“Social”

Majority of people buried in cyber network.

2050 40%

By , of the population will be over 65 years old.

1/5

of the population living under poverty as of 2013.

Problems with cultural differences and new immigrants from Mainland China.


“政治” zhèng

zhì

“Political”

10%

of the population participate in protesting against the government annually.

More relaxed regulation on boarder, students travel across the boarder daily.

24

New “Article ” result in losing freedom as Basic Law makes adjustments.

100

million crossing the insignificant border between China and HK annually.


“經濟” jīng jì

“Economy”

6

th highest GDP gobally, an international financial district.

1980

Since s factories move into China resulting Deindustrialisation.

4

Suffered financial crisis in the last 10 years.

Mass China investors on HK property, increasing property prices.


“環境” huán

jìng

“Environmental”

30

Temperature over over 6 months a year.

2

Average of , typhoon annually and increaing.

°C

8

Contains Gobal Geopark and other rare species.

Poor air conditions and increasing climate threads.


“靈活性” líng

huó

xìng

“Flexibility”

Increase of unsafe consummer products results in shortage and hype.

Smugglers from HK to China making a fortune on storage demands.

Increase of private tutor superstars, from high pressure in education.

Education lacks creativity and focuses on memorisation.


“天外有天” tiān

wài

yǒu

tiān

“Sky beyond sky”

Where can’t I go by escalator?!

Site


“火燒鏈環船” huǒ

shāo

lián

huán

chuán

“Fire burning linked ships”


“千變萬化” qiān

biàn

wàn

huà

“Constant permutation”


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“The Bubble”


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“Detachable components” The direction of the house will effect the condition and function of the space within, detachable components can be applid to favor the natural conditons of the dwelling. Using natural climate can enhance the quality of living.

N

The neighbourhood is populaated with countless houses, these houses faces different directions. By smart arrangement of components, a eco passive house can be achieved. Below are 3 components carefully positioned to maximise natural energy.

3 2 1

1

2

1

North facing low temperature storage

2

East facing Sun dried food rack

3

East and South facing warm water pool

All

components are detachable. 3


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“Detachable components”

Counterweight

House

Path

Column to ground

1

2

1

2

3

3


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”


“積少成多” jī

shǎo

chéng

duō

“Every little makes a mickle”

x10

x8

x4

x2

x1


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”

Y YY Y YY

Expandable Units

Higher Units

Wider Units

Other Possiblities

Duplicated Units

1 Unit


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”

Along the same street, different functions could occupy in each house, therefore the interiors and equipment will vary. A building system must therefore be adaptable or easily adjustable. For different functions happening in different times of day.

Magnetic walls • Double glazed glass with Iron filing in cavity. • Every object fixed with electro magnets • Objects can be installed or adjusted very quickly and easily with electro-current. • Houses are prefitted with iron filing walls for unpredictable future use. •Professional and customized parts can be applied to achieve specific purposes. • Easy care and maintance.


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”

Other Possiblities

Hanging objects Dew water collection

Storage space

Temporary seats

Magnectic walls


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air” Sketch dimension of joint

Vertical insert

Inaccurate bamboo horizontal insert

Slide

Rotate

The metal rod insert allows a smooth straight element to compensate against the inaccurate, uneven bamboo. Achieving accuracy is crutial for any kinetic installations. The timber joints can also be used for positioning metal structures on bamboo frame. In this case, the roof.


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”

A

1:1000 Basement Plan A

B

1:1000 Basement Plan B

Bathroom Bedroom 2

Bathroom Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

stairs /hallway

Bedroom 3

A

wardrobe

Bedroom 1 stairs /hallway

Study

Bedroom 3

wardrobe

Study

B


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”

B

A

Hidden bed

Hidden desk

A 1:1000 Basement Plan A Bathroom Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2 stairs /hallway

Bedroom 3

wardrobe

Study

B 1:1000 Basement Plan B

Bathroom Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2 stairs /hallway

Bedroom 3

wardrobe

Study

Pivot


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”

Door way

Laundry hanger


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air”

In public toilets of Hong Kong shows good examples of passive ventilation. Heated by the sun, Air is drawn out by stack effect through louvers near the roof.


“空中樓閣” kōng

zhōng

lóu

“House in the air” Everyday

1/3 Food Waste

Everyday Hong Kong produces 3,200 tonnes of rubbish, of which one third is food waste. Food waste doubled in 7 years. 29 tonnes of supermarket food waste goes to waste daily.

3,200 Tonnes

120 Buses

By 2018, all landfills will be full.

Everyday

Full

x2 29 Tonnes

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

....

2018

I need some Siu Choi

Here you go!


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