03 Jun '11, 5pm

Why it is a bad idea to lease void decks to MPs?

Why it is a bad idea to lease void decks to MPs?

i beg to differ on this point. as an architect i feel that empty void decks have always been one of the worst aspects of the HDB typology. public spaces, like any other form of necessity, should be provided in appropriate amount in order to be appreciated. the empty void decks typically found throughout HDB estates have created a gross over supply of empty, unprogrammed and undesigned public spaces, which left as it is, is largely unusable to people except during the usual occasions of malay weddings and chinese funerals. at best, such void decks provide flexibility for such occasional usage and allow for more freedom of movement and more cross ventilation at ground level (then again how many ppl other than retirees or the homeless would require totally free cross ventilation throughout all void decks?) at worst, empty void decks lack social surveillance and become breedin...

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