Journey Life

8 一月

掘旅 X 復古 X 新生 ( Journey x Retro x Newborn )

四十年老鞦韆,等待再次表演 。

一九七五年掘旅前身落成時,第一代屋主陳桑的夫人為了滿足小孩們的想像在屋頂設置了這座鞦韆;那時候沒有霧霾,天空很藍。事過境遷,當我們看見它時,已不復原貌、滿身鏽蝕,只剩外框支架強佔空間。

聊到老屋改造,初次碰面時總是充滿浪漫想像,然而後續工程往往處處兩難。好比老師傅凋零的磨石子工程遇上老屋沉積過深的結構補強;壁面古花磚背後隱藏的滲水管線;手工鍛鐵窗花與壁面銜接處的嚴重腐蝕,抑或必須進行空間切割來因應現代建築、消防、衛生法規…該理性地提升空間舒適或感性地保留時間軌跡是每日面對的天秤。

在掘旅上路之前,將先陸續與大家分享轉身改造的過程,每一項決定,都是理念的琢磨;其中有基於尊重老屋、環境下的細活慢工,抑或是我們對於居住空間的安全、舒適要求。

等待完工之時,你挑個藍天,坐上新姿態的搖椅,看看當初的一九七五年。

40 years old swing, has been waiting to performance again.

The house which Journey hostel is located in was built in 1975, the first owner’s wife, Mrs. Chen set up the swing on the rooftop for meeting the satisfaction of children’s imagination. In 1975, there weren’t smog and sky was incredibly blue. When we saw the building again after all these years, it no longer looked like how it used to be, it was covered by corrosion and the structure were the only thing left.

When it comes to the topic of old house renovation, the very first thoughts tend to be way too romantic, while it is always difficult to find the balance between the thinking and the architectural engineering.

To name some examples, old master’s withered skill of Terrazzo engineering facing the problem of old building’s structure; behind walls and vintage tiles were full of hidden seepage pipelines; hand forged iron window grill have seriously corrosive problem in the commissure with walls, the point was not only to organize the building but also following the law of modern architect, firefighting and health regulations. Every day we are dealing with whether we should rationally upgrade the space to be more comfortable or perceptively keep the beauty track of time.

Before the journey begin, we will share how the renovation was step by step, every decision are being thought and discussed deeply, you may understand how we respect the old building and the environment, but also the high quality of safety and comfort we ask for a living space.

Once the engineering finished, feel free to visit in a sunny day, have a seat on the newborn swing and enjoy the view of 1975.

 

 

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