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Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5 [1:1]【石硤尾邨第5期】- Hong Kong Public Housing

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Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5 [1:1]【石硤尾邨第5期】- Hong Kong Public Housing Minecraft Map
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Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5 [1:1]【石硤尾邨第5期】- Hong Kong Public Housing Minecraft MapShek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5 [1:1]【石硤尾邨第5期】- Hong Kong Public Housing Minecraft Map
香港公共房屋 - 出租公共房屋
Hong Kong Public Housing - Public Rental Housing


This project is unfurnished. Interior decorations are not included.
This project is primarily made for Minecraft Java Edition 1.8 & 1.12.
This building will fit well in your city. Feel free to use this building in your project.




前言
Introduction

This project was built to replicate a typical Hong Kong public rental housing (PRH) apartment. I intend to demonstrate the best of Hong Kong's public housing model to the world through this submission.







安裝及注意事項
Installation and Remarks

Worldsaves 地圖檔Schematics 藍本檔All-In-One Bundle 多合一包
1.8 Red Worldsave
1.8 Yellow Worldsave
1.12 Red Worldsave
1.12 Yellow Worldsave
1.8 Red Schematic
1.8 Yellow Schematic
1.12 Red Schematic
1.12 Yellow Schematic
Download All-In-One Bundle
Includes all the worldsaves and schematics.

*1.8 Version: The building is made of quartz and stained clay blocks.
*1.12 Version: The building is made of concrete and stained clay blocks with end rods for lighting.

Required Texture Pack: N/A, Vanilla Minecraft
Recommended Shader Pack: SEUS PTGI E6
Required Client Version: Java Edition 1.8 or 1.12
Required Modifications: N/A, Vanilla Minecraft

The download package includes world-saves (1.8 & 1.12), and schematics (1.8 & 1.12).

This project is built in Java Edition 1.8 & 1.12.2. For 1.13+ users, you have to make use of the plugin worldedit to import the schematic file into your world. Avoid using the 1.13+ built-in converter as it might cause serious problems.






關於石硤尾邨
About Shek Kip Mei Estate


Located in Sham Shui Po, Shek Kip Mei Estate is the first public housing estate in Hong Kong, which is now under the management of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. The estate was actually constructed to settle the families of inhabitants in the squats over the hill who lost their homes due to a big fire in Shek Kip Mei in 1953.

Originally constructed in 1953 to alleviate the immediate housing needs, "Mark I" blocks were used. Check out my project: Seven-Storey Resettlement Building. Redevelopment of the estate commenced in 1972, with new towers coming on stream between 1979 and 1982. Phase 5 of redevelopment was completed in 2012.

The estate now consists of 26 blocks, containing 7,363 units/flats of between 11.1 and 55.7 square meters in floor area. The estate has an overall capacity of 13,900.




關於出租公共房屋
About Public Rental Housing


Public Rental Housing estates are the most common type of public housing estates in Hong Kong. Under the scheme, the government offers rental apartment flats with basic amenities to eligible public housing tenants at an affordable price below the market level. They may be managed by either the Hong Kong Housing Authority or the Hong Kong Housing Society. Low-income eligibility criteria for public rental flats vary between families, the elderly and individual applicants.







作者的話
A Note From The Author


Hong Kong, the City I am Living in...
Hey, I’m Kay (in Minecraft: KaytlynJay) from Hong Kong. Maybe you still haven't heard of Hong Kong yet, but never mind, here’s a quick link guiding you to explore more of this vibrant and dynamic metropolis in Asia. You'll probably be dazzled by our beautiful harbour and be amazed by our twinkling skyline! Hong Kong is a typical example where its contemporary urban design features great emphasis on modernist conception. The government had once standardized the design of public housing apartments, factories and schools to cater to the exponential growth in population. These uniformly designed structures are meant to be "copied and pasted" on an extensive scale, just for the purposes of fulfilling its designated mission: To maximize land efficiency, to minimize construction cost and to house the largest possible amount of people.

More...
Master Plan: A house is a machine to live in
The French Modernist Master Le Corbusier had his most famous maxim, "A house is a machine to live in". Indeed, in a densely populated city like Hong Kong, apartments might have really become a housing machine, a rational system for squeezing a large portion of its population into a designated, tiny area of development to achieve a so-called high land efficiency. After all, the design has to guarantee a minimum quality of living, and that's what we have got here: the crazy and boring Standard Block approach. In this system, the Authority would develop a series of standardized housing options with pre-defined "properties", which later on could be utilized as a copy-and-paste master plan. Different variations in design like the I shape, H shape and L shape blocks are also introduced to serve a wide range of needs.

Changes in Housing Expectations
But the situation is changing. Affordability is no longer the only consideration. The population had become more affluent and expectations for public housing standards grew. We need homes with better quality fittings, sustainable designs and refined layouts for neighbourhood facilities. This gives birth to Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5, one of the latest examples demonstrating the Housing Authority's perseverance to change. This also gives me the motivation to tell you more about the recent development of Hong Kong Public Housing, through the replication of different real-life projects, from real-life to Minecraft.

New Public Housing Design Methodology
It is really a hard job for the architects in Hong Kong to design apartments to fulfil the needs of all concerned parties, especially when we are having a very limited land resource availability... What Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5 has shown us is the determination of the government and its people seeking a long-term resolution to the housing challenges. The new revised model of public housing design, namely the Site-Specific Design approach with Modular flat units is more community-centred. Public Housing Architects is able to put forward their own solution to new projects in accordance with the complexity of the surroundings, environment and needs. For example, they can now minimize the number of floors, add a new wing on a side, drop some floors on a particular wing, etc. Higher flexibility in the design process could thus be achieved. They have even developed a better facade colour scheme to create a more vivid visual experience... These are not that common and feasible with the old Standard Block models. At least for now, it is quite rare for us to find an exactly looking building in the same estate (newly built) now...

I Love Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5
Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5 is one of the public housing redevelopment projects completed in 2012. By the time its model is published, I was very much amazed by the design of the building and I could not stop looking at it for hours. Literally, everything is worth watching, including the walls, the colours. Maybe I am admiring its complexity, functionality, and beauty or whatsoever. Such a clean and functional building!

Boxy? Ugly?
I would understand if you might not agree with me. Some may think that this boxy building is ugly and boring. "It looks like a bunch of bird cages!" "The living environment must be poor! Everyone is squeezed inside a tiny box!" I would not deny it if you do think like that. However, I am quite certain that public housing apartments in Hong Kong have served its functionality well. Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5 has even done a better job in this. I have never seen a "housing machine" that huge and large. It certainly holds a lot of people and the units aren't that bad though, it looks relatively spacious. Anyway, there are always rooms for improvement.

Conclusion and Outlook
Hong Kong's very limited land resources availability has paved the way for these public housing prototypes to flourish. Its omnipresence, someone loves it, and many hate it. But no matter what, Hong Kong is still the place I love, and I like these structures very much, very very much! they are so lovely and clean!

This project is, therefore, in place to introduce a modern housing solution implemented by the Hong Kong Government to everyone interested. Enjoy yourself here, and I sincerely wish that you would love this project as much as I do!

Content and Language refined on 15/05/19 by Kay.





石硤尾邨第5期的設計理念
Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5's Concept of Design



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免責聲明
Disclaimer

1. THIS REPLICA IS NOT NECESSARILY AN EXACT RECREATION OF THE ONE IN REAL LIFE.

2. THIS PROJECT MIGHT NOT BE BUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORIGINAL SCALE.

3. MINOR STRUCTURAL DETAILS AND INSIGNIFICANT AESTHETIC ELEMENTS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE PROJECT FOR FASTER AND EASIER EXECUTION.

4. DUE TO THE LACK OF RELEVANT INFORMATION, PART OF THE PROJECT IS BUILT COMPLETELY BASED ON OUR OWN PERCEPTION OF THE BUILDING.

5. WE HAVE REDESIGNED THE FACADE COLOR SCHEME IN ORDER TO OPTIMIZE THE PROJECT OUTCOME.

6. WE RESERVE ALL RIGHTS TO INTERPRET THE APPEARANCE AND FLOOR LAYOUT OF THE REPLICA TARGET IN OUR OWN WAY.

7. THIS WORK IS RELEASED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL 4.0 INTERNATIONAL LICENSE (CC BY-NC 4.0)



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Appendix: Reference Documents 附錄: 參考文件
Appendix: In Real Life 附錄:實景




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09/25/2020 11:09 am
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Hey! I was wondering if I could use your awesome builds for roleplays? I will 100 give you full credit for the builds!
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09/25/2020 11:37 amhistory
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Kaytlyn Jay
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This project is released under the Creative Common (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. You are free to use this project to do whatever you want to do (except for commercial use) without seeking permission from me. You just have to credit me for the original creation.

For more details, please scroll down and read the bottom part of the description in this page.

PS: This project is unfurnished. In other words, there is no interior.
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04/05/2016 9:05 am
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henk3107
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This looks awesome is the interior also decdorated?
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04/05/2016 9:29 am
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Kaytlyn Jay
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Not yet sir. I am currently working on the interior
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04/06/2016 12:19 pm
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henk3107
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Great
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