Home » The Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric (Planning, History and Environment Series) by Barrie Shelton
The Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric (Planning, History and Environment Series) Barrie Shelton

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

Barrie Shelton

Published November 8th 2010
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
193 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

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 theMoreThis 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