Related Staff : Eunice Seng
Student: Chan Stephen
Student Instructor: Seng Eunice
High land price policy and current mode of housing production take away from Hong Kong people the Right to the City. For the cost we pay for our house, we have little control over our dwelling environment. To some, non-subsidized housing is unaffordable, while those who can afford purchase developer-imposed “lifestyle”.
This situation urges us to look into the primitive mode of dwelling — squatting. In squatter villages, people pay minimal or no cost for the land. People are the user, designer and builder. Each squatter house is a unique reflection of spatial autonomy.
Hong Kong New Squatter is a group of people who no longer tolerate the situation. The design of New Squatter House is to provide a mobile framework for any user to make and change space. In the thesis, architecture becomes an act (of fighting a guerilla warfare against the authority) with the goal of re-capturing our Right to the City.