This thesis research intended to study the extent, scale, and possibility of shared living in high dense cities by using compaction and de-compaction of our current urban environment to allow public space to exist in the context of the increasing urban population due to the growing trend of the physical built environment.
This thesis aims to test the possibility of reusing the existing infrastructures to better suit the exponential urban growth. By providing a framework that examines the existing infrastructure using flexibility and the modularity to a new co-living and co-working environment.
On one hand, compaction increases the density; and on the other, decompaction creates more space to support complementary facilities. The opportunities created through compaction and decompaction of an existing public housing prototype is an interesting approach to repurposing the existing public housing stock. The design opens new avenues to investigate how an existing housing prototype can be re-programmed to support wide ranging uses and various living options. This project is timely to repurpose/re-program our older housing stock.
- Adj. Assoc. Prof. Teh Joo Heng
Wong Tsz Ho
Wong Tsz Ho