Foreword

The Hong Kong Pixel Home Competition calls into question the perennial typological challenge of multi-unit housing, prescient in consideration of expanding populations and parallel urban growth. The contemporary urban condition is distressed by housing shortages distinguished by inflationary markets and increased economic disparity. Residents are confronted by an increasingly ballooning compromise between capital and comfort. The Hong Kong Pixel Home Competition seeks solutions that would stem this trend through typological disruption, reconsidering entrenched structures and expectations of contemporary housing, with ambition of innovating or reinventing conventional forms of domesticity through the agency of architecture. Precedented by the ethic of Metabolism and New Brutalism of the last century, the competition invites anticipation of aggregatory formal, technological, and material strategies predicated on modularity and repetition in pursuit of challenging contemporary forms of urbanity. Successful projects explore the consequence of density, amenity, and public and private adjacency, with consideration of novel approaches to domestic propriety, culture, and tradition.


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Affordable Housing Series 17th Edition ideas COMPETITION

1st Prize Winner

Project name

Towers within a Tower

We participate in architecture vision competitions when we find extra time in our office work. The value we find in participating in these competitions is that it builds our vision, challenges us to think of design issues that we do not work with everyday, and brings more and more ideas into our firm’s oeuvre. It is a great way for us to be inventive and to be engaged in what is relevant in the discipline.

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Authors Lap Chi Kwong, Alison Von Glinow, Kevin Lamyuktseung
Country United States

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Vertical Village

We enjoy the research dimension of vision competitions because it is a field where we can experiment new ideas. It is finally a way to continue to express ourselves as young architects.

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Authors François Chantier, Maria Fernandez,
Country France

3rd Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Upside - Down Mechine

We had this idea before we participated in this competition and think our idea is suitable for this competition. During the project, we deepened and furthered our idea. Of course, we faced many challenges, but finally overcome them.


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University Beijing university of technology
Authors Yukang Yang, Jingwen Cui,
Country China
+126 points Buildner University Rankings

BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

Hong Kong Pixel Homes - Lantern of Lives

Nat saw the call for this competition one day, and it appeared to us all as a great opportunity to sharpen our innovation and designing skills. Besides, we always want to work together in some challenging project. Since everybody is now in Bangkok, so we knew this competition is a great chance for us to brainstorm and to do something stimulating.

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Authors Danaiporn Pongamornprom, Thongchai Wongsrisuppakul, Veeramon Suwannasang,
Country Thailand

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Owner-SHIFT

Authors Tsz Tuen Cherry Cheung, Renee Tsuen Yan Kwok, Wing Yin Winnie Lo,
Country Hong Kong
Project name

Non-compromising Compact Living Proposal

Authors Wan Ting Tang,
Country Hong Kong
Project name

sense

Country United States
Project name

LiSC

Project name

HomeBox

Shortlisted projects

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JENGA TOWER ID 7960

TANIA GEBAUER

EUGENIO ORTUZAR

Tal SUSTIEL

Chile

Hong Kong Switchback Homes

Joseph Mills

Ramon Klaharn

United States

The Digital Juncus

Federico Lerner

Mercedes Mena

Victoria Jones

Argentina

Unpacking Kwun Tong

Chi-Hang Jonathan Sinn

Canada

TOWER WITH THREE CORES

Eric Yuen

Hong Kong

kineticity

Kemal Yeğin

Burcu Aypek

Turkey

Project ID 7879

peter sands

Australia

HIVE.HONGKONG

Ozan Özvatan

Betül Çevik

Ayşe Dila Demirgil

Ekrem Kaynar

Turkey

Project ID 7857

Anastasia Shulga

Moscow institute of architecture

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Russian Federation

Vertical Pixel Community

ZHAO WEI KIM

YANN HERNG YEOW

LIN PHUAH

Ipm professional services sdn bhd

Malaysia

MODULAR CONTAINER SKYSCRAPER

Matias Vinet Melo

Chile

Vertical Village

François Chantier

Maria Fernandez

France

Rooftoppers

Diego Ramirez

Ksenia Dyusembaeva

Peru

HONG KONG CAPSULE HOUSING

Aldo Sicilia

Manuela Dangond

Felipe Guerrero

Colombia

LiSC

Tsz Wai Leung

Academy of art university

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

sense

Laura Gonzalez

Amir-Behan Jahanbin

United States

Project ID 7542

Daniel King Him Fung

Hong Kong

FILL A GAP

GeonWoo KIM

Eunji LEE

Juhyun JUNG

South Korea

HOUSING LADDER

Sung Lim

Sonya Falkovskaia

United Kingdom

Project ID 7513

Maria Jocelei Steck

Thais de Freitas

Raissa Gattera Begiato

Danilo Maia

Brazil

ILLEGAL OCCUPANCY

Desmond Chang

Tsz Long Chan

Quoc An Andy Ly

Kit Yeung Garrick Chan

Hong Kong

ACTIVE PIXELS

Patryk Krol

Bartosz Puchalski

Anna Zgadzaj

Poland

Cunzhuang Ta - Village Tower (Project ID 7507)

James Dyson

United Kingdom

THE UPSURGE TOWER

YI JUN OOI

YI HUI TAN

Malaysia

“Re-CLAIMING” HONG KONG

Ai Narita

Nevena Popovic

Norway

Non-compromising Compact Living Proposal

Wan Ting Tang

Hong Kong

Infrastructural Housing

Desmond Delanty

辰瀚 (Chenhan) 蒋 (Jiang)

莹 (Ying) 薛 (Xue)

China

My Roof, Your Room, Our Garden

DI ZHAN

CHUYANG ZHOU

AIJIE XIONG

China

Upside - Down Mechine

Yukang Yang

Jingwen Cui

Beijing university of technology

+126 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

POCKET SQUARE

Vilius Bridikis

Edvinas Stašys

Lithuania

Hong Kong Pixel Homes - Lantern of Lives

Danaiporn Pongamornprom

Thongchai Wongsrisuppakul

Veeramon Suwannasang

Thailand

EAT, STAY, LOVE TOGETHER

Siye Park

South Korea

SPIRAL UP!

Tsz Wai Yvonne Yuen

Doi Yee Lau

Hong Kong

H+me TOWER

Iván Tamayo Ramos

Tierradura

Mexico

A Vertical District

Sama Jabr

Jawad Hamdan

Nour El Qirem

Lamis Jalabneh

Jawad + partners

Jordan

ReinCARnation: Coexisting house and car

Sujan Umaraniya

Jitesh Mewada

Shailaja Patel

India

ENTANGLE

Christopher Chan

Christopher Chan

United States

Project ID 7222

Berkay Kars

United States

Project ID 7219

Anatoly Kotov

Russian Federation

Owner-SHIFT

Tsz Tuen Cherry Cheung

Renee Tsuen Yan Kwok

Wing Yin Winnie Lo

Hong Kong

DRAGON TAIL - Project ID 7215

Marina Stosic

Germany

Incremental Home

Dik Man Leung

Wui Chun Ng

Hong Kong

Timeshare Timber Towers

Siu Tai Cheng

Lai Shun Lam

Hong Kong

CO/OPPORTUNITY.CO

Shruti Shankar

Helen Cheuk

Lynn Azali

David Nicholson

United States

Project ID 7158

francisco liano lopez

victor manuel vicente gomez

Carlos Davis Hernandez

Diego Antonio Dominguez

Fl arquitectos

Mexico

Project ID 7143

YULIIA VARHARAKI

VIKTORIIA SHLEKHTENKO

ANASTASIIA TARASOVA

Odessa state academy of civil engineering and architecture

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Ukraine

HomeBox

Sebastián Mella

Lautaro Catrileo

Nicolás Vidal

Raimundo Maldonado

Chile

Leftover Space

Alice Foreman

Nicole Langridge

United Kingdom

Centrum Petere

Mengyue Niu

Austin Tsai

United States

inMobile Project

CASSANO VITTORIO

SARACINO EMANUELE

Italy

Pixel Homes

AYSE ELMAS

RECEP YANGOZ

Turkey

THE PLACE

Siu San Li

Queensland university of technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Australia

Towers within a Tower

Lap Chi Kwong

Alison Von Glinow

Kevin Lamyuktseung

United States

Matchstick towers

Bahman Mirhashemi

Iran

Pixel Housing

Teodora Kukova

Yordan Zarev

Bulgaria

house-house.hk

Rebecca Nayagam

Vamsi Vemuri

Roberto Barbosa

Cievanard Nattabowonphal

Germany

Socializer

Ksymena Borczyńska

Bartosz Kobylakiewicz

Silesian university of technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

TRANQUILITY

Tim Williams

Max Martin

Jon Martin

Hong Kong