Jason Carlow’s proposed Prefab Pencil Tower is on show at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. It exploits a loophole in Hong Kong’s building code that allows for prefabricated facade elements, like bay windows, to be exempt from a building’s gross floor area.

Hong Kong at Venice Biennale 2018: apartment living in focus as exhibitors look at how to create a community in a high-rise

Hong Kong’s contribution to the annual exhibition brings together 111 skyscraper models and artist impressions by 94 architects, with each exploring different ways of making high-rise living more comfortable, environmental and social

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Jason Carlow’s proposed Prefab Pencil Tower is on show at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. It exploits a loophole in Hong Kong’s building code that allows for prefabricated facade elements, like bay windows, to be exempt from a building’s gross floor area.
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