How small can you go in terms of living space in Hong Kong is an imminent issue and we are all numb almost. Our attempt was not to squeeze the most functionality in a finite space, nor were we trying to invent a bogus feel-good factor to live in a tiny flat. As our good friend Philip Fung puts it, is to ‘survive with dignity’. For those otherwise would be likely homeless, the mini furniture/architecture is to induce a sense of order, an organized life, and a deserving degree of privacy in a communal setting for this particular group of people. Our journey has just begun and we are excited to see its subsequent evolution. #232 Yau Ma Tei. 2018.09.27
Back to the same site over a decade later and a thousand kilometers away. How things gravitate transcends time and distance without you even knowing.
#257 Tagaytay. 2018.09.10
So many gems hidden in the city the regular folks won't even notice despite living in here for decades. To turn something like this into a public venue accessible to the public is a crusade for the city to be more transparent to its past, the good old times both in terms of architecture and public sentiment.
Cox's Road. 2018.08.22
The third time coming back to Shamshuipo to do works in the past two years. First time though for the merging of our continual effort on social housing works with this neighbourhood. The vacated flat void of any life still filled with sceneries of the quintessential Hong Kong life with some imaginations. How our city projects itself to foreigners and our own people has none of the layers and meaning embedded in the lives of the majority of the general public. Looking forward is inevitable and also practical, but what we can always try is to not to always start with a blank slate but allows things to sink in through time.
Shamshuipo. 2018.08.09
Thank you Eric Tong and Edmond Wong's new set of cat furniture prototypes for the enjoyment of my five felines.Studio Zhai. 2018.08.03