The book Design DNA of Mark I: Hong Kong Public Housing Prototype is written and crafted like a detective story, using in-depth archival research to identify possible causal factors that contributed to the design of the Mark I resettlement blocks. It reveals intriguing findings in the architectural origins of the Mark I Block which was a fusion of the British socio-cultural concept of low-income housing and traditional living preferences in Hong Kong.
Enclosed in the grey kappa board with a gloss black foil title, bound with a calamine blue plastic spiral binding documents a thorough research on the design history of Hong Kong’s public housing through insightful sketches, photographs and technical drawings alongside unconventional introductions written by Rosman C. C. Wai. It is the result of ten years of investigation into the history, professional accounts, and design development of Hong Kong’s public housing prototype, and is dedicated to all who have contributed to public housing in Hong Kong.
- Agency/Creative: Eddie the Studios
- Article Title: A Book That Documents the Design Development of Mark 1 Block Architecture in Hong Kong
- Organisation/Entity: Agency, Published Commercial Design
- Project Type: Identity
- Agency/Creative Country: Hong Kong
- Market Region: Asia
- Project Deliverables: Branding, Graphic Design, Product Architecture, Research, Tone of Voice
- Industry: Education
- Keywords: Book Design, Art Direction, Typography, Graphic Design, Education, Editorial Design, Bilingual Typography, Print, Architecture, Information Design, Public Housing, Hong Kong