Insitu Project is a cross-disciplinary design-based research platform based in the School of Design in Hong Kong
House of Dreams is a project to make a community center in an abandoned cave house in Zhoushan village, Dengfeng, China with active participation of local residents. Through this, the project gave them a new perspective about design.
Residents from 100 villages in the vicinity collected wastes and participated in construction, leaving their story and memory on the surface of the building. This project gave them an opportunity to take pride about their community and deeply understand ways to recycle wastes.
The process of designing the community space through on-site discussion without any provided technical drawings made these unskilled residents main actors in the design process.
A bottom-up initiative through a multi-pronged approach, a strategic design innovation project based on the reuse of waste in the Indonesian slums of Bandung.