搭棚 martial art the construction interpretation

2015.8.6 | 聖約翰座堂 st. john’s cathedral

對於搭棚,為何只有外國遊客會驚嘆、拍照?

搭棚這種技藝實在是香港的奇蹟。這種建築用的技術,大概只有在香港繼續昌盛,中國、廣東都少見;而且一直有年輕人從事。

當中的道理,以柔建剛,多了金屬架的搖晃空間,讓衝風可卸力。竹子易種易大,給與硬繃的工程和城市有機的風采。

向搭棚工人和你們的矯健俊美的作品致敬。

i always feel thankful to tourists taking photographs of our bamboo-scaffolding workers. they are amazed by the workers’ skill, boldness and agility; because they are giving the appreciation the workers and this particular skill long- and well-deserved.

this art and craft is only thriving in hong kong, not even in guangdong or china, i believe, and the most amazing part is that training and inheritance is still ongoing. how many traditional practices you can find in hong kong surviving young and well?

bamboo scaffolding

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