Cubic Meter Domesticity
SPATIAL AND 3 DIMENSIONAL QUANTIFICATION OF LIVING QUALITY.
In Hong Kong, most residential building typologies are driven either by the floor plan or a rendering of the facade. In addition, we are reminded of the spatial context and Hong Kong’s questions on dwelling sizes, especially its small dwelling types. Both the spatial layout and the spatial language reflects a strong identity of high-density legible from their modernist inspired exterior modularity expressed as windows and balconies. However, this development mechanizes a design horizontal mean. M3[D] proposes to challenge this thinking confronting the design industry’s forms and complexities of modularity, pushing the building boundary from linear into the volumetric, from square meter to cubic meter as a position to quantify the quality of domesticity.