Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Architecture of density

Yesterday I wrote about urban living. And even though it can be glamorous, sometimes it might feel a bit cramped. One of my favorite cities, Hong Kong, is definitely one of those densely populated places that there is no other way than building high rises as tall as you can imagine. This city ranks as one of the most expensive in the world and not everyone can afford a big place. Many elderly, unemployed people are packed in such a small spaces that are not bigger than toilet cubicles. Their frugal life is fascinating to me.
German photographer Michael Wolf, who currently lives in Hong Kong, captured fully occupied complexes by removing any sight of sky or a ground. He called his project Architecture of density and you can see the whole collection here.

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