均稱美 - 北角唐樓 the karma of tong lau (at north point)

2016.8.28 | 電氣道 91 electric road

北角英皇道外圍的唐樓正迅速被地產項目吞噬。電氣道這裡卻屹立這棟四層唐樓,

竟然光光鮮鮮上過新油漆,而且勾勒出建築的對稱和線條美。

中間廋長方形內,是樓梯通道位置。兩旁就是房子,各戶都有方正偌大的光和空氣源(窗戶)。簡單俐落的建構,又最人道的,沒有浪費和虛構空間。

這裡最特別是地下的鋪位,也對稱地有個台階位置走入。感覺大方甚至可說高貴。

walk-up or tong lau have been quietly and rapidly wiped out at the fringe area of queen’s road east. this is one rare case, not only it is standing strongly, it has been recently renovated.

the choice of colour may not be conventional but one certainly good touch is to highlight the neatness of this type of architecture. the tall slim standing rectangle in the middle is framing the staircase which is the main public commuting area of the building. the residential spaces lie honestly and in balance on both sides. every home is given an equal sign of big square source of light and air aka windows.

one more characteristic of this building is that the shops at street level on both sides are tucked up. shops being a few steps up above street level are more commonly seen in sheung wan but here is the evident of this also exists in north point.

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