Unreal State of Real Estate

We are squeezed out of space by the city.

Victim to profound spatial monopoly and privitisation by property tycoons, the average HK citizen has no way to use 'public space' other than for commute or by partaking in consumerism.

Spatial autonomy of the maids.

But on Sundays, the situation is reverted by the foreign domestic workers. Having to reside and work in their employers' households, they deal with the lack of private space by creating a collective space in the urban fabric on their day off.

The city's hierarchy and formal structure of power are temporally disrupted when the vacant moments in the CBD's value-generating life cycle is exploited.

Even our homes fail us.

What the maids reveal is also the condition of HK's lower class, the blue collars who have become the subject of spatial marginalisation where they work.

Yet there is still no relief at home as they continue to be marginalised in their domestic space. The commodification of homes led to the failure of domestic space to perform its most innate function - to provide for private socialisation and to protect intimacy.

Let's take down capitalist spaces.

But why should we let the hierarchy and formal structure of the city define where domestic space ends? The home can be dissolved within the redundancy of the vernacular of capitalism - the office tower.

Starting with existing office towers, we occupy absolutely every corner of dormant spaces and exploit every vacant moment of the value-generating space.

Living space can be disseminated.

The home is now disseminated into the entire office tower; redundant space is liberated by being constantly reinscribed with time; auxillary spaces of production, trade, leisure etc appear; a collective landscape emerges by overlapping private thresholds.

The future office tower.

And there is still more space to be exploited in the office tower of the future. Even air rights of adjacent buildings can be tapped into, the interstitial space exploited to become a zone for adjacent domestic space to disseminate into.

The ultimate capitalisation of capitalist space.

An adaptive ceiling system even exploits the volume of the office tower and not just the square meters that developers are interested in.

Where it stops relating to adjacent residential buildings, the upper portion is further optimised by marketable domestic space. The condition where office workers live in their workplace further blurs the boundaries between domestic and work spaces.

No space is left unused.

This is the new paradigm.

Residual space that defies typology or formality drives the revolution of spaces.

You will never see space the same way.

This is the new age where the boundary of space is dissolved, where space ceases to be predefined.

Unreal State of Real Estate.

I am the developer of redundant space.

And this is the Unreal State of Real Estate.