Brutal Set #4

Concrete Hong Kong

Build Your Own Modernist Metropolis

Author: Zupagrafika

ISBN: 9788396326850

Publisher: Zupagrafika


88 Pages

Size: 24 x 30 cm

Language: English

Released: 2023

#Public Housing #Hong Kong

This book delves into the architectural heritage of public housing developed in Hong Kong between the 1950s and the 1980s. Embracing the modernist architectural approach, the city initiated mass housing projects that redefined urban living. Towering structures emerged to meet the housing needs of nearly three million residents, resulting in one of the world’s most futuristic and densely populated urban landscapes. 

Through captivating photographs and engaging narratives, the first half of Concrete Hong Kong offers a glimpse into the housing estates constructed during the second half of the 20th century, showcasing a variety of structures, including the cruciform Shun On Estate, the vibrant Choi Hung Estate, and the brutalist Po Lai Court. The second half of the book immerses readers in a hands-on experience, featuring six pre-cut and pre-folded models ready to be pressed out and assembled, making this book a must-have for anyone seeking to uncover the hidden stories behind Hong Kong’s concrete jungles. All you need is glue!
Includes a foreword by Charles Lai, architect and architectural historian based in Hong Kong.

Press-out models to assemble:
Ying Ming Court
Cho Yiu Chuen
Tsui Lam Estate
Shun On Estate
Po Lai Court
Choi Hung Estate

Author, photographer: David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka (Zupagrafika)
Publisher: Zupagrafika © 2023. All rights reserved

Paper model view of Hong Kong that bears resemblance to Le Corbusier's unrealized Plan Voisin
The book spread showcasing Tsui Lam Estate
Choi Hung Estate has gained popularity among TikTok users and Instagram influencers
A pre-cut and press-out paper model of Choi Hung Estate
An assembled paper model of Choi Hung Estate by Zupagrafika
The facade of one of the residential blocks in Cho Yiu Chuen
With the book 'Concrete Hong Kong,' you can construct your own model of Shun On Estate
The cosmic-inspired playground at Po Lai Court
The communal recreational area at Tsui Lam Estate
The residential unit density at Ying Ming Court housing complex
Press out and assemble your own Hong Kong public housing
The architectural models featured in the book 'Concrete Hong Kong'
A detail of the paper model of the main tower block at Cho Yiu Chuen
Recreating Ying Ming Court
A spread in 'Concrete Hong Kong' featuring Ying Ming Court
The book includes photographs by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka featuring mass housing in Hong Kong
'Concrete Hong Kong' book by Zupagrafika

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