GALLERY INDEX

NIMBY to PIIMBY

Related Staff : Eric H Schuldenfrei


Student: Lin Lap
Supervisor: Dr. E. H. Schuldenfrei

This thesis explores architectural interventions to humanize an undesirable, pre-existing, infrastructure which has had a negative impact on surrounding neighborhoods. Such NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) facilities, perceived to be negative assets, can be made beneficial to the community by using diverse types of architectural strategies. Apart from conventional mediation treatments of enhancing the envelope, a number of disciplines are harnessed in this thesis to show how subversive combinations of programs and interventions at different scales can allow a NIMBY asset to contribute to its locality as its fundamental function intended it to, while also being transformed into a PIIMBY (Put It In My Backyard) facility. Beyond conventional physical construction, this thesis project manifests the potential of the cross-disciplinary nature of architecture.

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE