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Paddling Home by Kacey Wong

Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong has created a tiny floating house as part of the Hong Kong & Shenzhen bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.

Called Paddling Home, the structure measures 1.2 metres in each direction and floats atop four barrels.

The exterior is clad in pink tiles and features details Wong associates with Hong Kong housing.

Wong launched the boat last week in a performance that included playing golf on the roof and fishing.

The biennale continues until 27 February.

More about Kacey Wong on Dezeen: Tin Man bed for homeless people (March 2009)

Here's some more information from Kacey Wong:


I just created this project call Paddling Home now showing at the 2009 Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture in Hong Kong that run till 2/27/10.

Paddling Home is a 4’x’4’x 4’ minimal dwelling loaded with Hong Kong style architectural details such as pink tiling, protruded bay window, exposed sewage pipes and air conditioning, stainless steel gate, local deities (earth god), etc. It is sitting on top of 4 blue barrels as floatation system often seen from local fish farms.

Last week I took the boat out and did a performance on the Victoria Harbour against the magnificent Hong Kong skyline.

The local real estate commercial often boast their property have 180 degree view of the harbour and now my property finally beats them all since my apartment have 360 degree sea view.

I was able to do some fishing and golfing on my private roof garden that day, a daring operation and very exciting indeed, enjoy.