||What the two themes are discussed in this thesis, one is about the fabled narratives in the fictions by Argentina fictionist Jorge Luis Borges, the other one is about the real existing ruins. His fantastic and abstruse ways of narrative, reflect the chaos of the world and the sense of unreality in literature. And his works are full of metaphor, symbolizing, dreamlands, mirrors, mazes, etc, referring to the architectural spatio-temporal perception. With the author’s meticulous fabrication, they distribute an air of mystery. Ruins, as the “Heterotopia” mentioned by Michel Foucault, although exist actually somewhere in the world with some real conditions, nevertheless seemingly always stay far away from the real world, being on the margin of human’s consciousness stilly. These places of nowhere, also have the properties of spatio-temporal uniqueness.
This thesis aims through analyzing the commonness between literature and architecture, fictionists and architects, to measure the possibilities of transcending the disciplinary limits of each other. So ruins are no more unused spaces with uselessness, but heterotopias with the existential importance along the whole time span.
Therefore, this thesis consists of two phases.
The first phase is “Fiction - Space”, taking Borges’ works as the discussion objects. On one hand, through interpreting four of his fictions referring to ruins and spatio-temporal narratives, unveil his unique perspective of the word’s nihility. On the other hand, through attempts of spatial narratives, represent these four texts in the form of spaces.
The second phase is “Space – Fiction - Space”, taking Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong existing during the year of 1987~1992 as the discussion object. On one hand, analyzing the ruins’ physical and heterogeneous properties, and its functions as well. On the other hand, use design narratives with the script, paths and scenes, to reveal the experiences being compressed within Kowloon Walled City in a way of surrealism.