Birds Eye View of Cramped Hong Kong Apartments


In 2012 The Economist ranked Hong Kong as the world’s most livable city. Despite the city’s assets, there is an alarming number of people who live in incredibly cramped conditions (For those who saw Michael Wolf’s High-Rises in Hong Kong photo series, this should come as no surprise).

Human rights organization Society for Community Organization wanted to draw attention to this issue, so they commissioned a series of photographs to show the world what some of these cramped living conditions look like. The photos were taken from directly above each room, giving you a birds eye view of the tight quarters.

There are more than 100,000 people living in these “cubicle apartments” throughout the city, according to SoCO. It is not uncommon to find 40 square foot apartments that have been further divided into multiple units. [PetaPixel]

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