June 17, 2013

Aformal Architecture: Hong Kong’s Spatial Logic

Professor Solomon lectured on “Aformal Architecture: Hong Kong’s Spatial Logic” at the University of Technology at Sydney.

Aformal Architecture explicates a spatial logic for the city of Hong Kong through architectural products that can be explained neither by mainstream understandings of formal or informal processes, and explores the consequences for public space in a dense city.

Coinciding with the publication of Cities Without Ground, a book that maps the complex three-dimensional connectivity of Hong Kong’s pedestrian passageways, this lecture explores general conditions of the aformal through specific exploration of three buildings in Hong Kong that while outside mainstream histories of the city’s development exhibit unique qualities and three architectural proposals that exacerbate them.