您找過以下的關鍵字

尚無搜尋紀錄

華南城中村指南

華南城中村指南

作者 : Stefan Al/ Paul Chu Hoi Shan/ Claudia Juhre/ Ivan Valin/ Casey Wang/ Ed.

出版社 : 香港大學出版社

※ ※ 無庫存

無庫存

定價 : NT 948

售價9折, NT853

內容簡介


Countless Chinese villages have been engulfed by modern cities. Gone are the picturesque farms and feng shui groves; in their place stand high-rises built so close together that they are known as "kissing buildings" or "handshake houses," where occupants can reach out and shake hands with their neighbors. The towers create dark, claustrophobic alleys topped with strips of daylight (known as "thin line skies") and jammed with dripping air-conditioners, hanging clothes, caged balconies and bundles of buzzing electric wires.

Although it is easy to see these villages as slums, a closer look reveals that they provide an important, affordable, and well-located entry point for migrants into the city. They also offer a vital mixed-use, spatially diverse and pedestrian alternative to the prevailing car-oriented modernist-planning paradigm in China. Yet, most of these villages are on the brink of destruction, affecting the lives of millions of people and threatening the eradication of a unique urban fabric.

Villages in the City argues for the value of urban villages as places. To reveal their qualities, a series of drawings and photographs uncovers the immense concentration of social life in their dense structures and provides a peek into residents' homes and daily lives. Essays by a number of experts give a deeper understanding of the topic and show how focusing on the village can lead to a richer, more variegated pathway of urbanization.
看更多 隱藏
作者介紹

■作者簡介

Stefan Al
Stefan Al is an associate professor of urban design at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of Factory Towns of South China: An Illustrated Guidebook.

看更多 隱藏