本設計目標以轉化’Interpolation’ (插值: 有關數碼印刷解像度) 為空間設計的概念，探索本土空間設計語言及結合以「海味行」為重心的居住空間及生產空間。重新定義傳統空間的界限，以「空間解像度」的概念重新演繹傳統「海味行」空間的表達手法。
The conglomerated Dried Food Hongs in Sheung Wan used to be family based and established during the 60’s, where the Hongs are now being co - run by the families of the next generation.
The project aims at celebrating and illustrating this complex context and background of hongs through transforming the idea of interpolation in a spatial mean. Hence, to repicture the spatial representation of the living and production components of these hongs with the emphasis of the interior vernacular. Through creating different transitional space in between different individual units with various ‘spatial jointers’ designed, the project keeps intergrating and linking individual units layer by layer.
Hence, the project exaggerates the spatial resolution to blur the conventional spatial boundaries and to redefine the interrelationship between living and production space of the dried food hongs. Menawhile, enhancing the people’s direct engagement within the space.
- A social critique and spatial manifesto.
- Has space in Hong Kong always been treated as a commodity, or, as a mean for enhancing consumption? In contrast Hong Kong’s space essentially remains a societal connector; in a traditional sense, within the contemporary setting, as well as within both its exterior and within its interior expression.
- Although the conventional emphasis of the archetypical ‘hongs’ are usually placed on the small scale industrial processes and the forms of consumption (consumable products, cultural value, a means to sustain livelihoods), the emphasis of current day ‘hongs’ should extend their social value and stress how these ‘interiorized’ production types could enhance user experiences in terms of direct family engagement, longevity of cultural values and rescript traditional social relations.