Urban Design

Kowloon Walled City

logged on to facebook this morning and this popped up on my newsfeed.

not only was i astound by the articulate depth within the details but also the narration expressed through characters dispersed throughout the drawing.

cite: SCMP

Architecture, Interior

Transformer Spaces

My friend showed me this a few days ago. i absolutely love the space, especially the balcony area. if any of you have watched the other transformer apartment video, based in hong kong by an architect named Gary Chang, you’ll like this apartment transformation by Christian Schallert. i personally prefer Christian’s much more than Gary’s version. yes the way Gary is able to create a number of rooms is absolutely mind-blowing. however the home lacks comfort. he used metallic and reflective materials throughout the apartment space, emitting a very ‘cold’ feel to the space, despite his placement of the (very artificial and visually disturbing) yellow tinted windows to ‘warm up’ the space. bleh.

here are both videos for your enjoyment.

Christian Schallert’s 258 sq.ft apartment

Gary Chang’s 344 sq.ft apartment