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magazine issue n e g l e cta nc e

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a movie: the aberdeen urban context

hk harbour i d e nt i t y .

s h e lt e r s . a diminishing an invis ible barďż˝

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this issue:

HONG KONG HARBOUR SHELTERS. the fall of fishing industry.

T h e S i t u at i o n A typhoon shelter is a shelter for fishing boats during typhoons. These facilities are often found in Hong Kong. In its usual form, a typhoon shelter is usually in the form of a bay or a cove, 2

With a narrow opening for access,as most of the opening to the seas are blocked by a man-made breakwater. Bay in Hong Kong is often used for that purpose-and some typhoon shelters have wharves for cargo.


typhoon shelters in hong kong

F i s h i n g C u lt u r e

time, calender and cycle

fishing methodologies

beliefs and festivals

culture on crafts and art

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aberdeen h i s t o r y

the issue:

DIMINISHING IDENTITY.

1868

the fall of fishing industry.

1980

1963

1960

1926

a b e r d e e n f lo at i n g v i l l a g e In the past two decades, the population of the Aberbeen Floating Village community has de- creased due to rapid fisheries development in the nearby Guangdong Province and the in- crease in operating costs of the fishing industry in Hong Kong. Instead of living on the boat permanently, now the majority of the boat people only fish on the boat during the day. Aberdeen floating village is located at the Aberdeen Harbour in the Southern District of Hong Kong. The harbour contains approximately 600 junks, which house an estimated 6,000 people. On the other hand, the current Aberdeen residential area was trans- formed from Hutchison Wham- poa Dock in the 1950’s. the old aberdeen floating village

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aberdeen: the existing typhoon shelter and residential context

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the cover story:

AN INVISIBLE BARRIER ON ABERDEEN the fall of fishing industry.

urban context on shore

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Social changes in aberdeen have been overwhelming the traditional aberdeen fishing

village identity. The district have been transformed into a typical hong kong residential area

THE THESIS:

urban context on floats

WITH ARCHITECTURE , TO REACTIVATE THE HARBOUR SHELTER IDENTITY OF ABERDEEN.

orban context on floats

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10 2 . tin hau temple

3. harbour pers

5. aberdeen marina club

6. magazine island

4. jumbo restaurant 1, tin hau temple

this issue:

SOME SPOTS

potential urban spots for the reactivation.

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ISLAND MAGAZINE ISSUE 1  

NEGLECTANCE made a reveal to the urban context of the 'hidden' Magazine Island in southern hong kong island. the magazine, in four issues,...

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