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By Nuala Rooney

Through qualitative interviews with long term citizens of public housing, this ebook explores citizens' adventure of high-density house. It lines the advance of Hong Kong housing kinds and analyses how people's expectancies of household house were tormented by social mobility and moving cultural values of house, way of life, and design.

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That didn't leave much space, and we had to sleep on the floor since there were at least four of us in our flat at any one time. There was only one tiny w i n d o w in the room, and in the s u m m e r it was oppressively hot and airless. The men, including myself and my brothers, used to sleep out in the corridor on fold up camp-bed, where it was cooler. . As our family grew, my parents were able to rent the room next door, so eventually there were nine of us living between two r o o m s / 1 32 At Home With Density R e s i d e n t s of t h e M a r k I b l o c k s had to p u t up w i t h t h e i n c o n v e n i e n c e of c o o k i n g o u t d o o r s , c o m m u n a l l a t r i n e s and standpipes, but like the squatter villages, the lack of individual facilities appeared to create a higher level of interaction between neighbours.

It is also likely that it helped to give residents a sense of psychological security that they were now permanent citizens of Hong Kong, and would not be forced to go back to China. A room on a resettlement estate was less expensive, more secure and probably better managed than a private tenement. The interior quality was no worse than could be found for the equivalent rent elsewhere in Hong Kong. 85 square metres), it is not unsurprising that Golger found that 97% of tenants living in the older blocks considered the flats to be too crowded, and yet, 82% said they 'liked' living there.

It is also likely that it helped to give residents a sense of psychological security that they were now permanent citizens of Hong Kong, and would not be forced to go back to China. A room on a resettlement estate was less expensive, more secure and probably better managed than a private tenement. The interior quality was no worse than could be found for the equivalent rent elsewhere in Hong Kong. 85 square metres), it is not unsurprising that Golger found that 97% of tenants living in the older blocks considered the flats to be too crowded, and yet, 82% said they 'liked' living there.

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