According to the Hong Kong Census, the average household size has decreased from 3.1 occupants in 2006 to 2.9 occupants in 2011. Average size of apartments hover somewhere around 300 to 600 square feet in Hong Kong. Yet, we still cram two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen using conventional walls for separation.
Reality is, apartment size here in Hong Kong is not going to get any bigger. So wouldn’t it be great if we had an apartment that can adapt to our needs? Doesn’t it make sense to tuck away that bed for guests that visit 2-3 weeks out of the year? Wouldn’t it be great if all new apartments already had multi-functional and transformable furniture built in? One person we think is a true pioneer in Hong Kong is architect Gary Chang.
If tech companies have made/marketed “smart” mobile devices a mass consumed necessity, isn’t it just common sense to live in a “smart” & adaptable apartment that truly is necessary, especially with our spatial deficiencies? We understand, such a renovation costs a lot of money, but visionaries never let costs slow them down.
Here at Spaced Out, we have been privileged to pass by Mr. Gary Chang’s “Domestic Transformer” (orange window) on numerous occasions. We are proud to say, that this serves as one of our inspirations for our blog and what we hope to build as a community.
Would you be able live in an apartment like this? Let us know with a comment below
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