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W+: THE FUTURE (LIFE) OF A HISTORICAL BUILDING -- RESEARCH ON THE EXISTING WAN CHAI POLICE STATION AND MARRIED QUARTERS. Ed. by Anderson Lee. ORO Editions, Novato, 2015. Published in association with HKU Department of Architecture M.Arch 1 Program 2011, University of Hong Kong, and Nan Fung Group, Hong Kong. HKU Architecture Publication Series. 290 pp. with 304 ills. (169 col.). 21 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781941806852 Bilingual in English and Chinese.
Publisher's description: In the spring of 2012, the Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong conducted a series of Research and Design (R&D) studios within its Master of Architecture Program. One of the R&D topics, led by Mr. Anderson Lee, was to study and examine the potential role and development of a historical building in the heart of Hong Kong: The Old Wan Chai Police Station and Married Quarters. The students were asked to address issues ranging from public space in contemporary cities to heritage conservation, from design and building technology to sustainable planning. This book presents the recorded research and subsequent design proposals; however, they are by no means the final conclusion on such a complex topic. In the studio, which lasted only 12 weeks, the students tried to identify: issues of scales that inform and affect architectural decision-making; the role of stakeholders pertaining to development; the urban and economic forces that shape the morphology of the urban fabrics; a way to integrate new programmatic elements within the existing urban fabrics; and to design a mixed-used project on a constrained site with a given formal and tectonic logic.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — China — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167569
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