Conceptual Design of Post Epidemic X Public Housing in Hong Kong | HE HAONAN

X means possibility, unknowability, flexibility and variability. As an architect and ordinary people, the design result is only one of many possibilities. There is no eternal environment in life. Human beings can survive by virtue of ultra-high adaptability. This is also true of architecture and life.The flexible boundary can make the building adapt to the evolution of infectious diseases, and the undefined space can enable residents to provide unlimited possibilities for the building. The variable nature enables architecture to evolve with the development of society and residents.

Eduwik Architecture Excellence Awards 2022 (Students)
First Award | Housing

Project Name: Conceptual design of post epidemic x public housing in Hong Kong
Project Category: Housing

Studio Name: Macau University of science and technology
Design Team: HE HAONAN
Area: 3,047,762.30m2
Year:2022
Location: Hong Kong
Consultants: Cang huishan
Photography Credits: HE HAONAN
Other Credits: None                                                                                                                                                             

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Architecture is no longer a product of social isolation, standing upright in place. All things in the world are relative. There is no absolute right or wrong, and there is no absolute strong. The housing problem in Hong Kong is the product of history, geography, economy, humanities and other aspects. X public housing plays the role of social buffer. It does not seek to cure the problem instantly, but always adjusts the social contradictions, whether it is for housing or epidemic problems. His vague boundary is full of elasticity and cushioning. He is the public property of the whole Hong Kong society. The significance of his existence is no longer limited to the residents in the building. But through invisible borders to alleviate the epidemic, housing and other problems. Provide a buffer period for the whole society of Hong Kong to find other solutions.

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The form and use of architecture are not stipulated by the architect from top to bottom. Personalized demand is the main factor to define the nature of architecture. The architect is more like a regulator and a promoter. A relatively reasonable framework of planning and design. Users can play freely on the premise of following the big rules. When the commonness of users in the building reaches a certain degree, they can even modify the rules formulated by architects, because only they know their own needs best.

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What architects design is no longer a unique scheme, but a scheme for residents’ reference, a possibility. Whether he is reasonable or not is only the product of the architect’s objective and rational analysis, and his result comes from perceptual people and thoughts.

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