Stuff on my desk. Not amused.
For fans of Hong Kong’s crumbling curvilinear grot-architecture, still standing proud amid all the oversized mass-produced boxy redevelopment: a stroll last weekend around Sham Shui Po…
And no EZ spray down, pink toilet tiles!
Dear Mr Hemlock
You appear to have a salary/income whether you work or not.
If I cannot get work, for which I eventually get paid, I have no income.
Can we swop? If so, you can have even more time for blogging etc (but no income).
Does this imply that on all the other days you have no real work to do ?
What you can do with old buildings if you put your mind to it.
Tung Fat makeover has stripped away the character of the ‘curvilinear’ style.
Its soul is all in the windows, now blank, bland and reflecting. How about enjoying the sweeping views via an open window?
The same vandalism is inflicted on heritage buildings when the open balconies are closed off and airconned. Lui Seng Chun in Sham Shui Po is an example, the once shadowed balconies now glaring reflecting glass. The very visible strip lighting is the killer app. https://www.google.com.hk/images?q=Lui+Seng+Chun+images&hl=en-HK&biw=&bih=&gbv=2&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ved=0CBMQsARqFQoTCKvXvYi3kscCFUqZlAodpRMI1A
mary stick to complaining about leaking aircons. its called making buildings safe while still keeping some aspect of heritage. i do believe the windows actually have some new fangled thing called ‘sliding’. technology eh . take an MTR trip and have a look.
Your other option is pull it down and build a soulless high rise. at least they wont drip aircons on your wee heed coz there will be a podium to catch the drips.
Sliding single pane windows = permanently closed. The old style panes can be opened at different angles and levels, depending on the weather. Sliders have one function only.
Re the aircons, surely modern technology can cope? All that is required is a drainage tube connected to the general plumbing. The inability to resolve even simple issues is indicative of the morass into which this city has descended.
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