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1 Vertical Living in High Density City 2019 Spring Liu, Ying HONG KONG is the densest city in the world at its peak there are at 400,000 people per square km. With land at a premium, the city builds...
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HONG KONG is the densest city in the world at its peak there are at 400,000 people per square km. With land at a premium, the city builds up, not out. Residential towers are stacked tightly together often reaching 30-stories or more. In consideration of expanding populations and parallel urban growth. The contemporary urban condition is distressed by housing shortages distinguished by inflationary markets and increased economic disparity. Residents are confronted by an increasingly ballooning compromise between capital and comfort. This project is to answer the Hong Kong housing crisis by setting up an affordable and adaptable system for different needs, it is to explore the consequence of density, amenity, and public and private adjacency. With consideration of novel approaches to domestic propriety, culture, and tradition. Vertical Living is a reinterpretation of the high-rise apartment organized vertically with the aim of reintroducing the human and domestic scale in the dense urban environment of Hong Kong.
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2 Ponder...i...n...g... 2019 Spring Tong, Vince In the contemporary design process, our inspirations need to be found in the world around us and the world inside our head, mostly...
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In the contemporary design process, our inspirations need to be found in the world around us and the world inside our head, mostly tapping into our collective conscious and unconscious. Ponder…i…n…g… offers a methodology of exploring and reflecting upon the progression of conceptualization of ideation through the manifestation of one’s collective memories. Ponder…i…n…g… presents a series of manifestations of memories that form an endless field of analogies. A conceptual idea emerges from pondering through any memory and its association with others. It responds to our present nature, in relation to relevant issues, and in conscious reaction to the increased complexity of the world itself.
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3 Connect the Line 2019 Spring Zhang, Tinglei The beauty of a city never depends on its size, reputation or economic power; the most valuable force is the stories and memories buried...
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The beauty of a city never depends on its size, reputation or economic power; the most valuable force is the stories and memories buried under the soil and in its walls. Typical of thousands of neglected county-level cities in China, Linhai is a gorgeous small, historical city that preserves the traditional Chinese city architecture. However, it faces the social divides of many similar county size cities: aging, lack of communal space, left-behind elderly, etc. Connect the Line refreshes Linhai as a contemporary site addressing the current shifts between tradition and contemporary culture in at the county-level. Architecture presents positive solutions to stem the existing outflow of youth and left-behind elderly, bringing new synergy into the community. Building upon existing historical infrastructure and traditional neighborhood texture, new and surprising interventions activate social interactions between young and old.
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