Cities Without Ground A Hong Kong Guidebook


Authors & Team

Jonathan D Solomon is Associate Dean at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. His work explores public space and the contemporary city, through design projects such as Ooi Botos Gallery, a shophouse in a Hong Kong street market converted into a gallery for contemporary Chinese photographic art; research projects such as his 2004 book 13 Projects for the Sheridan Expressway, the 26th volume in the Pamphlet Architecture series; curatorial projects such as 2010’s Workshopping in the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale; and publication projects through 306090 books, where he has served as a founding editor since 2001. Solomon has taught design at the City College of New York and, as a Banham Fellow, at the University at Buffalo, as well as the University of Hong Kong, where he led the Department of Architecture as Acting Head from 2009 to 2012. He is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois and Member of the American Institute of Architects.

Clara Wong is a registered architect in Hong Kong, and the co-author of Once Upon a Time... Monsterpieces of the 2000s!, which was presented at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and reviewed in the Architects' Journal, Archidose, Domus and A+. She currently practices architecture in Hong Kong, and is a LEED® accredited professional and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects. She was part-time assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, where she taught and coordinated the Summer Program 2010 and 2009, and is a frequent visiting critic. She is co-exhibitor at the Venice Biennale 2010 and Sao Paulo Biennale 2009 on the spaces and environments of Hong Kong shopping malls. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She received her Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University School of Architecture, and graduated with accolades from the Princeton University Program in Visual Arts, focusing on Drawing and Painting.

Adam Frampton is an architect and the Principal of Only If Architecture, a New York City-based design practice for architecture and urbanism. He previously worked as an Associate at OMA in Rotterdam and Hong Kong. During almost seven years there, he was involved in over 20 projects, responsible for leading teams producing architectural and urban designs in China, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Bahrain, and India. Most significantly, he worked on OMA’s competition-winning Taipei Performing Arts Center from 2008-2013 and led several phases of its design and construction. His work has been exhibited in the 12th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Center for Architecture, and the Van Alen Institute. He holds a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelors of Environmental Design Summa cum Laude from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a registered architect in the Netherlands and the United States, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Project Lead: Cyrus Penarroyo

Assistants: Mark Berlinrut, Kenneth Ip, Gweny Jin, Gigi Lau, Margie Tam, Rebecca Wang, Joey Yim