Hong Kong Architecture 1945-2015: From Colonial to Global (Paperback)Charlie Q. L. Xue (author)
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"Hong Kong sets an extreme example of hyper-density living. MTR's Kowloon Station project offered my firm the unique opportunity to contribute to a new type of fully integrated three dimensional transport mega-structure, conceived as a well-connected place for people to live, work and play. Through Charlie Xue's book, one can see how a compact city works and high density integrated development indicates a sustainable path for modern city making."
Sir Terry Farrell, CBE, Principal, Farrells
"Well researched and refreshingly well structured, Charlie Xue's latest book comprehensively shows how Hong Kong's post-war urban architecture both tracks and symbolizes the former British colony's rise to success - a must read for architecture and culture buffs alike."
Peter G. Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor.
"An essential addition to the growing literature on Chinese architecture, the title of the book belies the full scope of Xue's extensive history. Covering Hong Kong's postwar transition from defeated colony to Pacific Age power house, Xue expertly traces the evolution of the city's ambitious and innovative programs of integrated high density urban design and infrastructure, as well as changing architectural fashions. In a time when many Western governments have all but abandoned public housing programs, Xue's book is a timely reminder of what can be achieved."
Professor Chris Abel, author of Architecture and Identity, Architecture, technology and process and The Extended Self.
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore
Number of pages: 337
Weight: 5562 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201