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Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook Paperback – Aug 25 2012

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: ORO Editions (Aug. 25 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935935321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935935322
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.6 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #309,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hong Kong is a city without ground. Physically, the city is built on steep slopes with no ground plane, and, culturally, there is no concept of ground. Density obliterates and redefines public/private spatial relationships. The perception of distance and time is distorted through compact networks of pedestrian infrastructure, public transportation, and natural topography in the urban landscape. Cities Without Ground explores this condition by mapping three-dimensional circulation networks that join shopping malls, train stations, public transport interchanges, public parks, and private lobbies as a series of spatial models and drawings.

About the Author

n American architect based in Hong Kong; his work explores future forms of urbanism through multidisciplinary collaborations. Solomon is a founding editor of 306090 Books, a publication series featuring novel developments in architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism that published its 14th volume, Making a Case, in 2011. In 2010, he co-curated Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice, at the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2009, his design for Ooi Botos Gallery, an adaptive reuse project in a Hong Kong street market, won two AIA awards. He is the author of several essays on the contemporary Asian city in the journal Log, and his proposals for converting a Bronx highway into a public park were published as the 26th volume of the acclaimed Pamphlet Architecture series from Princeton Architectural Press. Solomon has taught design at the City College of New York and, as a Banham Fellow, at the University at Buffalo, as well as the University of Hong Kong. He is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois and Member of the American Institute of Architects."


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William Temanu
5.0 out of 5 starsFascinating Hong Kong guidebook
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5.0 out of 5 starsAn impressive collection of drawings
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5.0 out of 5 starsInteresting way of looking at Hong Kong
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5.0 out of 5 starsBest map that is intelligent and fun
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