The Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric (Planning, History and Environment Series)

The Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric (Planning, History and Environment Series)

By: Justyna Karakiewicz (author), Barrie Shelton (author), Thomas Kvan (author)Hardback

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Description

This book investigates what the history of Hong Kong's urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism. The authors describe how the high-rise intensity of Hong Kong came about; how the forest of towers are in fact vertical culs de sac; and how the city might become truly `volumetric' with mixed activities through multiple levels and 3D movement networks incorporating `town cubes' rather than town squares. For more information, visit the authors' website: http://www.makingofhk.com/makingofhk.swf

About Author

Barrie Shelton is Associate Professor of Urban Design in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne Justyna Karakiewicz is Associate Professor of Urban Design in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne Thomas Kvan is Professor and Dean in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne

Contents

1. A State of IntenCity 2. Precedents 3. Long, Low and Intense: From Possession Point to World War II 4. Massing and Rising: The Post-War Decades 5. Vertical and Volumetric: Post 1980 6. Podium and Tower 7. Emerging Volumetric: Components 8. Conclusion: Vertical and Volumetric Postscript: Advancing the Volumetric on Old District and New Territory Sites

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415487016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780415487016
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0415487013

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