Address: 932 Canton Road, Mong Kok
Year of completion: 1993
Architect: Alex Won & Partners Ltd
Typical floor area: 60m2
Net apartment size: 22m2
Pencil towers are slender residential towers on narrow lots. -Formulated for land shortage combined with high economic pressure, these are profitable projects with minimal investment for developers. This is one of the most extreme expressions of the private home, or living without a neighbour [1.2–1.4]. In this example the minimal dwelling unit per floor is less than the -circulation surface. Scissor stairs provide two escape routes on each floor. The balcony is often transformed into an indoor space. The ground floor is dedicated to commercial use. The facade is clad with green and light beige mosaics.