Hong Kong Corner Houses

Hong Kong Corner Houses

Michael Wolf

Language: English

Pages: 136

ISBN: 9888028723

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In this book, the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated urban phenomena that give a city its special character.

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corner sites in Hong Kong’s post-World War II urban forest. As Wolf has exclaimed, “They are everywhere!” But they are also so ordinary in their architectural qualities that it took an exhibition of Wolf’s photographs of these buildings to reveal their extraordinariness.1 On a spring day in 2008, the authors of this essay found themselves admiring large poster-size photographs of “Corner Houses” displayed in advertising light-boxes in a subway underpass. Little did we know that it would mark the

= commercial 1–7 = residential 層用: 地下 = 商用 1 至 7 層 = 住宅 Architect: Unknown 建築師: 不詳 33 07. 34 Corner: 90˚ 轉角:90 度 Location: 60–60A Yen Chow Street Yu Chau Street Cheung Sha Wan 地點: 欽州街 60–60A 號 汝州街 長沙灣 Name: None 樓名: 無名 Occupied: 1957 入伙:1957 年 Storeys: Ground + 5 floors 層數: 地下 + 5 層 Floor-use: Ground + cockloft = commercial 1–5 = residential 層用: 地下 + 閣樓 = 商用 1 至 5 層 = 住宅 Architect: Unknown 建築師: 不詳 35 08. 36 Corner: 90˚ 轉角:90 度 Location: 187F Hai Tan Street Kweilin

Road Mong Kok 地點: 弼街 46–50 號 彌敦道 737–741C 號 旺角 Name: Kingland Apartments 樓名: 金輪大廈 Occupied: 1958 入伙:1958 年 Storeys: Ground + 16 floors 層數: 地下 + 16 層 Floor-use: Ground = commercial 1–16 = residential 層用: 地下 = 商用 1 至 16 層 = 住宅 Architect: Tam Heung-shing 建築師: 譚向成 89 35. 90 Corner: Rounded 轉角:圓角 Location: 112–116 To Kwa Wan Road Ma Tau Kok Road To Kwa Wan 地點: 土瓜灣道 112–116 號 馬頭角道 土瓜灣 Name: None 樓名: 無名 Occupied: 1961 入伙:1961 年 Storeys: Ground + 7 floors 層數: 地下 + 7 層

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