(Quentin) Kun Hin Yiu
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Sharing Economy

We believe sharing within a housing complex can double the fulfillment of the user by just creating half of the space. Through a series of studies on household objects, we have developed a concept of sharing based on usage and programming. Therefore, we work towards reducing overall construction area as well as increasing operational efficiency of those spaces. Thus, through the idea of sharing, this project reduces carbon footprint through eliminating underutilized appliances within the flat and relocating them in a common space, which is more efficient and social at the same time.

Through a series of studies on household objects, we have developed a concept of sharing based on usage and programming. This concept works towards reducing the overall construction area while increasing each space’s operational efficiency. Through sharing, this project reduces the carbon footprint by eliminating underutilized appliances inside each flat and relocating them into a common space, which is both more efficient and social. Recognizing food as a social construct, we introduced dine-in restaurants, cafes, and informal outdoor areas in the public plaza. Along with the community kitchens, these spaces encourage social activity.

The roof acts as a container to integrate spaces on top as well as spaces underneath. On top, the roof creates a self sustainable planting practice and public space for the people to enjoy the view. The roof opens to spaces underneath to create more daylighting to the unit through skylight and balconies. Chimneys, Louvers and Solar Panels and the MEP spaces are also integrated to the roof. Overall, the rooftop is an architectural move that epitomizes a strong community through promoting planting practice, eating locally, reusing water, generating electricity. We believe that this will create a self-sustainable culture among the community and create new ways of working and living.

Sharing Economy

Columbia GSAPP CORE III // Program: Housing// Partner: Emily po// critic: galia solomonoff

Winner of Buell Center Paris Prize 2018

 

We believe sharing within a housing complex can Double the fulfillment

of the user by just creating Half of the space. By creating a 'Sharing Economy',

we can enhance the efficiency by 4-fold to reduce the carbon footprint per capita.

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