MARSHALL PENAFORT

Tutor: Richard Ho

HILLSIDE HOUSING AT PEARL’S HILL: GROWING A NEW URBAN HABITAT

This thesis project is fueled by a critique of URA’s Master-plan of the Pearl’s Hill area. It forms part of a new urban plan that desires for Pearl’s Hill to be revealed and connected as a special resource to the city’s natural and urban landscape. The site is chosen for its potential to facilitate an interplay of easily accessible roof gardens and terraces.

A housing project that engages the part and topography, addressing the sense of a hill almost lost. A departure from the gated private housing model; it seeks to address the relationship between private, semi private and private open spaces. Ultimately, the thesis advocates a new developmental housing model predicated on hillside housing in the Park.