suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Y Design Office: Under rapid housing developments in the past years, Hong Kong has benefited much in terms of economy. However, important values such as value in sense of community and individual identity were lost. This thesis hereby critically reviews current and past housing projects in Hong Kong and stating the notion of verticality as the only solution.
The ambition is a new alternative high-rise residential typology, in which its inhabitants are given unique units and allocations in accordance to specific zoning strategy within a tower structure, thus creating a phenomenal living experience through bonding and acquiring needs by each and every single individual. It is a re-interpretation of the balance between genericity and specificity aiming at formulating an extraordinary democratic living concept.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
Y Design Office: 1. the history of public housing design in Hong Kong; 2. the current residential tower design in Hong Kong; 3.Nagakin Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurokawa; 4.Double house Utrecht by MVRDV; 5.Yerba Buena Lofts by Stanley Saitowitz.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
Y Design Office: Based on research on the housing development in Hong Kong and case studies
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
Y Design Office: N/A.