Vacant spaces are converted into livable environments via a modular system of boxes developed by design firm One Bite Design. Consisting of 40 boxes of various sizes that can turn into a variety of objects and furniture, the system can easily transform abandoned locations into cozy and colorful spaces that attract neighborhood attention.
The first Project House was carried out in Sham Shui Po, an old Hong Kong district with increasing poverty levels, where an empty store was transformed into a four-week community hub. A second Project House was housed for two weeks, in November, in the ground floor of an artist’s quarter building in Hong Kong financial district Wanchai. The two projects have attracted over 2,000 participants and have seen over 30 local organizations involved.
Project House aims to become a placemaking instrument in every Hong Kong district with a more diverse community offer, that could increase neighborhoods liveability and bring back vibrant street life by means of pop-up urbanism and co-creation.