唐樓窗戶 different generations of window

2013.12.7 | 九龍城福佬村道 67&71 fuk lo tsun road, kowloon city

walk-up windows

香港住宅建築上的變化,窗戶也是好好的見證。

從前大家都追求「光猛」,窗戶開得多開得大開得高。

估計然後家庭多小孩了,加上生鐵窗花保障安全。

到二十世紀八九十年代,大家都嫌棄生鐵會生銹,冷氣逐漸普及,開窗習慣不同,建築物料也隨時代變更,鋁窗成了主流。

in hong kong, windows betray the age of people’s homes. a revolution of window material & design took place around 80s & 90s in the 21st century and we entered the age of aluminum windows.

decades before, people embraced as much daylight in homes, they loved as many windows that are as high and wide as possible. then i guess because families started having children, for safety reason, iron window grilles were added.

very sad people now no longer treasure window especially opening them. air is much dirtier, but i still love keeping windows wide open to let in as much light and air.

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