Sustainable Housing for Pak Sha O

Sustainable Housing for Pak Sha O

Pak Sha O is a traditional Hakka village in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, where the old village houses have been preserved by its current residents. The government has made plans to put in new housing in Pak Sha O. NYU students Fatima Ahmed, Zhe Huang, Danni Lu, Pamela Razo, and Yiyi Shi have written up a set of design recommendations for new housing in this ecologically and culturally important area. The recommendations, which highlight he intersection of cultural and environmental elements, include adaptation of Hakka housing elements for the exterior, application of traditional Feng Shui design concepts for the interior, and wind turbines.