Posts made in December, 2013


Base on all the research we have done before, we have to produce our final design. My design is a recycling centre. An alternative to cope with the trash. Instead of investigating the trash collection system, it is more sustainable to develop a waste recycling system in the village with less unwanted materials go to the landfill. Investigation on the categories of home waste in the village STEP ONE Set up cart stations and new...

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In Pokfulam Village, kitchens are usually very small such that only can fit in one person. With the space limitation, only one person can do the cooking and all tools are linearly distributed.But I found that villagers like to Barbecue at weekends and they enjoy the eating out and cooking together experience a lot. And eventually, it becomes the village main social activity. Therefore, I would like to celebrate the eating out social...

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The final exercise of the studio required us to layout a strategy and site design for the provision of garden plots which enable the village residents to be fresh food self-sufficient. As I said in the previous project, I would like to design an orga­nized hanging system in the village. The hanging device will have several functions, the hang­ing stores, hanging garden and hanging...

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This exercise move from our systems maps into an individual design project. To make the systems map, it required observation and analysis to say something about how the village works. We highlight an essential element in the village and make a system map of it. In the design phase of the studio, it rely on the conclusions that we have made through our research and system mapping, and stand on them as a firm foundation. In designing,...

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I propose making full use of the empty small leftover government lands through building multi-functional recreational area on the lands. The aim of my design is to maximize the usage of these small lands to show the potentials that how these lands can benefit villagers and to let the government realize their strategy which causese a great waste of land...

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Pokfulam Village is one of the oldest village in Hong Kong Island. Although there are nearly 3000 villagers, there is still no public sewage system. The wastewater produced by the villagers flow into the Waterfall Bay directly, without any treatment. It damages the beautiful village and causes many hygienic problems. Therefore, it is necessary to find a way to tackle the sewage problem. Instead of using the traditional sewage system,...

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Through the mapping of the letterboxes, I have discovered that there is a relationship between the individual private properties and community in Pokfulam village. Letterboxes scattered around the village gather villagers living in different locations, of different cultural background, with different educational or skills level. Understanding the relationship between thing and matter of concern inspired me to design a tools sharing...

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For part 4/ of the studio project, Lauren Tam and I have collaborated our ideas together. we both had the vision of creating more space for different purposes. Lauren envisioned a more accessible village through the use of ramps, where i wanted to create more green spaces in the Village. It was a wonderful thought of designing ramps that take up spaces in the air, thus adding in green areas on it, making it a linear community garden....

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The final design project can be concluded in two aspects which are “connection” and “pauses”. “Connection” refers to the ropeway which connects Choi Yuan and Wai Zai while “pauses” refers to the platforms that installed in midstations and other parts of the village. The project is a continuation from the system mapping. It tries to investigate the possibiliy of reusing the electric poles in the future. It attempts to raise the...

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In the design phase of the studio, we rely on the conclusions made through our research, and stand on them as a firm foundation. The process of design was to imagine forming partnership with the real world, and to become entangled in people’s problems and...

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During my research on the system of gathering spaces in Pokfulam village, I discovered that there are a lot of informal gathering spaces, despite the presence of formal parks built by the goernment, they still decided to create their own small and imperminant gathering space, and most of them attract more people and are better used than the formal ones. Instead of seeing these informal areas as a “problem” to the village – as to some...

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The Chi Fu Road entrance of the village is picked as the site for design. This small part reveals much larger problems of the whole village, such as flood hazard during raining season, lacking of a proper sewage system, inaccessibility of paths for the elderly and the disabled etc. In face of such complexity, a multi-functional RAMP system is designed to address on these existing problems. The system is named as “RAMP”, where “R”...

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