Kowloon Cultural District
  • PublisherMccm Creations
  • Language英文 English
  • Publication Date2014/07
  • Size175mm(W) x 215mm(H)
  • Page324Page
  • BindingPaperback
  • Weight(kg)0.70kg
  • ISBN9789881521859
Regular PriceHK$320

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Kowloon Cultural District

————an Investigation into Spatial Capabilities in Hong Kong

Book Information

This book declares the existing Kowloon as a cultural district already in formation, constituting a parallel proposal to Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District project. In a three-fold approach comprising Cabinet of Curiosities, Archives, and Retrievals, it documents indigenous practices and spaces, reformulates them through architectural proposals, and links them to a broader context through reflection in essays. With contributions by Gordon Mathews, Michael Ingham and Matt Fung, Scott Lash, Leo Lee Ou Fan, Leon van Schaik, Frank Vigneron.

Author Description

Esther Lorenz is a licensed architect and a lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Virginia. She received her architectural education at TU Graz and TU Delft and practiced urban design and architecture in the Netherlands, Australia and Austria. In her research and teaching she investigates architecture and the contemporary city in regard to cultural issues with a focus on the sociocultural and economic preconditions of the built environment, mobility, space perception, and the intersection between media and architecture.

Li Shiqiao is Weedon Professor in Asian Architecture at the University of Virginia. He is an internationally recognized scholar whose resea rch i s focused on understanding emergent conditions in Chinese cities by contextualizing them in traditional discourses of modernity and architecture in their Western and Asian manifestations. He received his BA from Tsinghua University in Beijing and his PhD from the AA School of Architecture and Birkbeck College, University of London.