HONG KONG: PACKED IN LIKE SARDINES
An incredible series by German photographer Michael Wolf shows what it’s like to live in Hong Kong’s cramped skyline.
Just to put the living conditions into perspective:
*Historical, political, and geographical reasons mean only 23.7 percent of Hong Kong’s land is developed.
*76 square kilometers of land is developed for housing use. That’s only 6.8 percent of the total land area.
*7.07 million people mainly live in residential high-rises.
*There are 6588 high-rise buildings in all of Hong Kong.
Wolf has completed two photo series. The first, Architecture of Density, documents the abstract patterns made by the high rises. The 100×100 captures 100 people living in 100 square foot rooms in the now-demolished Shek Kip Mei Estate.
See more at photomichaelwolf.com