According to the official statistics of China, Hong Kong’s limited land space has always struggled with overpopulation, and cheap cage homes quickly became an easy solution for many poor people. However, terrible and cramped living conditions not only make physical activities difficult, but also deprive residents of their basic housing rights. People can not envision what the living space will look like in the future, and they lack a sense of what a healthy community is. This project intends to visualize a possible future living space through illustration and information diagrams, giving the audience who live in overpopulated countries an understanding of the parasitic architecture and modular pods. In the final solution, the whole poster uses abstract illustrations and intuitionistic infographics to innovatively show a futuristic modern living space with Hong Kong characteristics, uses color to convey a mood and atmosphere rather than depict a specific space. Through the data visualization of population prospects and ethnic groups, show the audience the ecological background of Hong Kong in the future. The positive and negative spaces created by different color scales make it form a visual contrast, and the decorative elements create an attractive look and flow to communicate a possible concept of future parasitic housing to the audience.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Low-income housing--China--Hong Kong--Design; Ecological houses--Design; Architecture, Domestic; Hong Kong (China)--Population
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CAD)
Dai, Rong, "Poster design: possible future living space for overpopulated Hong Kong" (2022). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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