The Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric

The Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric

by Barrie Shelton, Justyna Karakiewicz, Thomas Kvan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415487013

ISBN-13: 9780415487016

Pub. Date: 12/20/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415487016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/20/2010
Series:
Planning, History and Environment Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of 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

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