Vice Versa Houses, Hong Kong
香港元朗丁屋

Internal Village Street——Reconstructing village spirit.
里内亦然——重構圍村鄰里關係。
 
  • HKIA Annual Award 2012 President’s Prize
        香港建築師學會2012年獎會長獎狀
  • HKIA Cross-strait Architectural Design Awards 2013 Residential Merit Award
        香港建築師學會兩岸四地建築設計論壇及大獎2013
Vice Versa Houses are located in an indigenous village in Yuen Long,New Territories of Hong Kong. The organic village fabrics exhibited a wide spectrum of architectural characters over time. However,the collectiveness of village spirit has been gradually eroded due to conventional modern house design that emphasizes on privacy and isolatin, as well as the migration of villagers to urban area for work.
Despite the simplicity of the brief and very small floor area, we set an ambitious vision to revitalze the village living spirit and set up a prime example for the village new
idenity. An idea of internal village street is created by making dynamic visual connections to other family houses along the wrapping vertical circulation. Each floor of the house offers a different level of privacy counterpoised with visual and contextual relationship with the village outside. The daily living movement within the house becomes an opporunity to interact with neighbors such that the sense of collectiveness is fostered. Environmental considerations are carefully addressed by cross ventilation, minimizing heat gain, and diffused light collection.
房子位於香港新界元朗的一條圍村。隨著時間的推移,圍村展示出多元豐富的建築特徵。然而,越來越多村民遷移到市區工作,現代住宅設計強調隔離和私密性,使村民的集體精神逐漸消失。
項目雖小,然而我們願景是重建圍村的生活精神,成立一個圍村的新標識。內村街道的想法是通過動態交通與其他家庭住宅產生視覺對話。房子的每個樓層提供不同級別的隱私,但強調與村外的視覺關係。房子內的日常生活運動有機會與鄰居的集體生活互動。通過自然通風,最大限度地減少熱量的吸收和散射光的影響。
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