2013.8.22 | 大澳 tai o
tai o is famous for its stilt houses, simple homes built on stilt above water, traditionally by fishing families. they are definitely the star. but when i visited tai o yesterday, walking along the water village on the inland area, these two-storey houses caught my eyes and heart. there are still quite few houses like this around. praying for their longevity!
love its square and honest architecture, the balcony is what the cantonese saying says “dotting the eyes on the dragon”, giving the house breath of life and wind. the roof top adds a simple and practical extension all round, providing shade and leading more air to the balcony. A simple and very people architecture. Wish I could live in such beautiful home.