Andrew Bromberg Building Urban Landscapes

Aaron Betsky, Andrew Bromberg

Description

The work of Andrew Bromberg, creative director of the global architecture and design practice Aedas and a leading light in cutting-edge design of skyscrapers and large-scale developments, has appeared across Asia and the Arab peninsula. Born in the United States but now inhabiting the craggy mixture of natural and human- made rocks that defines Hong Kong, Bromberg considers cities not just as collections of buildings but as human-made landscapes shaped by social and economic forces equivalent to the erosions, accretions, uplifts, and explosions that shape the natural world.

Through a series of chapters that explore the exceptional urban sites of Bromberg’s buildings, architecture critic Aaron Betsky reveals how Bromberg visualizes his settings and relates his designs to the dynamic contexts in which they appear. Bromberg shows through his drawings and photographs what nature has meant, and still means, to him, observations that help readers understand the concept of urban development in relation to its natural origins.

Contributors

Aaron Betsky

Author

Aaron Betsky is dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and a former director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. He has authored numerous monographs on the work of late twentieth-century architects, including The Complete Zaha Hadid.

Andrew Bromberg

Author

Andrew Bromberg is an American architect. He works in Hong Kong with architectural practice Aedas.