Viva Blue House (2): Co-living in Grade I Listed Building

  A brief history of “Viva Blue House” Revitalisation Project is mentioned in the last blog.  The project is now completed and provide 32 units, including ground floor shops.  Existing residents will be moving back to their units, while the remaining 12 units will be used in the “Good Neighbourhood Programme”. Co-living, as a new…
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Comment on – Zack’s Landscape Urbanism

Zack had explained the evolution of city and discussed about how landscape urbanism being use in today world in his blog. He refer to Cedric Price’s ovo-urban analogy to explain the 3 development stages of city. Ancient city as a boiled egg, all dwelling live inside the wall. 17th to 19th century city as fried…
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Vertical City — Are the Skyscrapers Efficient to Use?

This lecture was mainly about high-rise buildings and how they have great influence on the cities they are built in. I want to talk about how skyscrapers are not all efficient to use which i will show through two contrasting cases studies. “Skyscrapers are a result of the belief that the sky is the only…
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Vertical City – Egotistical or Necessary?

In an era where sustainability and protection of green space is such a sensitive issue, there are strong arguments for building up rather than out. The lecture on vertical cities, presented by Professor Steve Graham, discusses the benefits of high-density, mixed-use buildings and how building up relieves the pressure of urban sprawl on cities in…
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About My City (Shenzhen China) & Culture

I was born in Shenzhen which is an extremely modern city in China. It has been developing for thirty years since China decided to open the market to the world. After that, some amazing things happened in Shenzhen, a mass of high-rise has been built intensively. And we call that huge development “Shenzhen speed”. I…
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