R13, apparently you did not scroll down into the OP's photos.
Many of the cubicle apts in the lower photos have laundry hanging all over the balcony railings.
R13, you are a sheltered extremely pampered anti-environmental non-sharing selfish weirdo.
As if every apartment in the U.S. should have a washer and dryer inside each apt instead of sharing washers and dryers in a hallway laundry room.
One does not even know how to begin with your ridiculous view of the world, R13, thinking every person or every couple should have their own washer and dryer in apt units.
I'll bet there's a lot of cable TV theft.
Ugh. Looks horrible. I hate heights and won't live above a third floor. They also look like a fire hazard.
Fuck off R16
At least they have some place to live. Our cities and towns are filled with homeless people. They'd love a 40 ft indoor cubicle. It's bigger than a shopping cart.
Be sure to scroll down in the OP's link to see all of the posted photos of various high-rises in Hong Kong.
They are not all the same.
R13, you are one of the most backward, ill-informed, ugly people around with your bizarre attitudes about distribution of resources.
At least one of those pictures shows a unit w/o a window. It would be like living in a closet.
How many windows per apartment? How many apartments per floor? No way of knowing how crowded this building is.
Some of the low-income housing is already tiny, the Common Ground buildings in Manhattan are teeny tiny studios, probably no bigger than these micro things.
I love the staircase that doubles as a dresser — with drawers in the risers. That would so handy!
I wonder if they have doormen or if they know how to open their own doors.
In Vancouver they're starting to call them "junior one-bedrooms",although they are no where near as tight as the link.
There are always solutions with a creative brain and money.
R28's link has some great ideas. They're taken to an extreme there, but I do like the concept of the sliding walls.
Squalid. All that rotting concrete and laundry hanging everywhere.
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My cousin lived in Hong Kong and offered to let me visit him using his miles. I never went. I have no desire to go to China. Every image of HK that is not taken from a distance looks horrific. If it is anything like the Chinatowns of NYC, it smells horrible as well.
The Chinese are small in stature, so this is working out quite well for them. And since many of them probably operate laundry businesses, the whole question of washers and dryers in every apartment is rather silly, don't you think?
The BBC had a segment on this today. They showed cramped kitchens with a multi-use,countertop appliance with a halogen light to cook things. Another apartment was shown that had been renovated by the architect owner. The window had a projection screen that could be lowered in front of it to watch movies or TV. Cramped, but clever solutions.