LYCS architecture shapes primary school with rooftop running track
as a display for how roof levels can offer added functionality in the built environment, LYCS architecture has designed the tian tai no 2 primary school based on the form of a 200-meter running track. the strategy responds to issues of land scarcity prevalent in this old-city zone in china, and similarly exist in many urban areas worldwide. the scheme allows for the sport and playground space necessary in contemporary educational institutions, while keeping the massing’s site coverage relatively low (41%) for reduced density and usable outdoor space on the ground plane.
the stacked urban architecture of hong kong by peter stewart
as one of the most densely populated places in the world, hong kong has adapted its architecture to accommodate the masses, building inhabitable spaces high into the sky. with story-upon-story of windows and walls, the expansive altitudes of residences and domestic spaces are saturated in rich structural detail and humanistic signs of the everyday occupant living there.
as a documentation of the population density and architectural sites that sustain it, australian photographer peter stewart has captured a series of images which center around the living environments of hong kong’s public housing developments. the photos that comprise ‘stacked’ are shot from both the ground - looking up - and from various levels within a building, revealing two distinct vantage points: the pedestrian and the resident.