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Hong Kong's Informal Rooftop Communities

Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities

Extract from http://dornob.com/penthouse-slums-the-rooftop-shanty-towns-of-hong-kong/ Shanty towns are nothing new in large cities with little (enforced) regulation, but this is something you have to see to believe: everything from small shacks to multistory structures, individual buildings to entire villages, all spread out in organic mazes over the rooftops of apartment structures and skyscrapers throughout Hong Kong –...
Urban Rooms

Urban Rooms

The fast infrastructural and physical changes of contemporary cities have frequently implied the lack of continuity between architectural or urban elements which takes the form of disorder spots in developing urban landscape barely integrate in their environment. Territory in various projects requires more ample connotations of scale and functional relationships. A term aimed to define...
Continuity

Continuity

Currently, Singapore is facing population boom. To date, the country contains more than 5 million people within the 700 square kilometers of build up areas. Singapore’s policy makers are planning for 6.5 million people in 5 years. In order to provide more public houses, many 10 storey old housing blocks were replaced with 40 storey...

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