Co-Living is a project developed by HKDI DESIS Lab at Hong Kong Design Institute, located in Hong Kong, China. This project is the tenth project in the series of thematic areas. All projects are activities carried out by the Laboratories of DESIS Network and respond to the call of thematic areas, whose objectives can be seen here.

Housing Problems in Hong Kong Chronic shortage of affordable accommodation has been a great challenge in many of the cosmopolitan cities like Hong Kong. The sky- high property market has resulted in micro-space design like “nano- flats”, “cage-apartment”, and “subdivided flats”. The problem of shrinking living space should be able to resolve by the sense of creativity through rethinking how micro-space design can facilitate an open and shared-living approach.

Therefore, to solve this problem the HKDI DESIS lab has invited a group of students (i.e. local and international students) from various design disciplines (i.e. from interior design to architectural studies) to research the city’s housing problem, and how everyday urban lifestyle shapes the way we utilize space and design.

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