Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gratitude Week: Don't Fence Me In

Remember some of the film cities from sci fi films?...

Star Wars

Fifth Element

Blade Runner

Judge Dredd

Metropolis

Those depictions are tame compared to some real urban environments.

Apartments in Hong Kong, photography by German photographer Michael Wolf:







The apartments in areas of Hong Kong such as Kowloon are tiny, with people often living in one overcrowded room. The disparity between the wealthy and the poor in Hong Kong is one of the world’s greatest. Some aerial views of what it’s like living in tiny one room cubicles. . . 





In Japan, micro apartments have been in use for years. Nagakin Capsule Tower, completed in 1972, was the world’s first example of capsule architecture. It remains in use, although in disrepair, with people living in tiny self contained capsules:


Cubicles are filled on the ground, then lifted into place.



Some experts have predicted that capsule living will be the residences of the future.

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1 comment:

  1. living in a three rooms apartment i feel just like the master of the world....

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