Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Our article on interstitial spaces in Hong Kong was published in Landscape Architecture Frontiers: Sharing Economy and City Future in 2017.

Interstitial spaces are in-between spaces situated within or
bridging over the various built structures in the city’s dense
urban environment. The project Interstitial Hong Kong focuses
on Hong Kong’s Sitting-out Areas, a unique public space
typology distinguished by their small size and incidence in the
interstices of Hong Kong’s physical structure. Often overseen
in their high occurrence but small size, and opportunistically
transformed into a public object with value, sitting-out areas
don not “fit” in the city; they are in-between, redundant,
vague, leftover spaces, and reflect the cultural, ecological, and
geographical settings of Hong Kong. By developing a critical
spatial analysis of small landscape spaces in Hong Kong, as
well as collecting and communicating their unifying spatial,
organizational or procedural attributes, Interstitial Hong Kong
examines Sitting-out Areas at the scale of both immediate
urban and ecological contexts, and the spatial assemblage
in reference to the occupant. The project looks at Sitting-out
Areas as not only a physical artifact, but also a conceptual and
procedural design strategy.