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Located on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island in Tung Chung, House 3098 (Village House) follows the principles set forth by the federal authorities on allowable peak, footprint, and improvement methods. HEAD Architecture and Design set about to design a socially accountable development that was moreover versatile and modular, that may work for an additional village residence.
From the architect:
When the Hong Kong’s New Territories Exempted House Policy was launched in 1972, it was meant to reinforce the standard of housing in rural areas of the New Territories.
Under the protection, every indigenous villager is entitled to make use of to assemble a small house on private land, or on authorities land at a concessionary premium, inside their ancestral village.
As prolonged as they adjust to positive requirements, they might assemble as per the assertion above.
Privacy and views have taken profitable inside the villages because of poor architectural planning by some. In order to struggle these points for this residence, they created an inward view with the open central space within the house. It moreover makes for a relaxed actually really feel and helps the home actually really feel additional private.
All of the inside areas are associated by the triple peak space of the consuming area.
The view wanting down
Most typical houses inside the area are darkish on the lower flooring due to a shortage of pure delicate, nevertheless this space benefits from loads of house home windows and the T-sq. meter glass skylight above.
Minimal artificial delicate is required because of the large residence home windows constructed into the development.
Love the photograph above of the lads crouching on the glass ceiling pretending to hold up the suspended fixture.
The glass ceiling from the rooftop patio
They saved the surface minimal as to not disrupt the look of the village.
Photos by Graham Uden.