大澳的樓房 older houses at tai o

2013.8.22 | 大澳 tai o

從建築、歷史以至民生角度,大澳的水上棚屋都屬星級的。但昨日進去大澳遊逛,陸路上一些舊式的二層樓房,卻讓我十分憐愛。

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!

房子老實方正。二樓扶有騎樓,添上風流。房頂簡單地伸建塊面,人走在騎樓上便有瓦遮頭,不怕雨打日曬,最好納涼享生風。

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.

tai o house

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