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Do you think some New York City apartments are too small and crowded? Take a look at these!!


by Anonymousreply 3404/10/2013

You can't see the inside of the apartments, though, so we don't know how small they are.

by Anonymousreply 104/10/2013

HK is famous for how tiny the apts are. I'd bet most of those are basically 'studio' (i.e. one room) apts, and each window is one apt. Hell on earth.

by Anonymousreply 204/10/2013

Most urban Asian reality is the stuff of science fiction's horrifying future.

by Anonymousreply 304/10/2013

Can you imagine an earthquake there?

The pictures are great but make me feel like a rat in a cage thinking about living in one of the "cubes."

by Anonymousreply 404/10/2013

It's okay, because Chinese people have no souls.

by Anonymousreply 504/10/2013

Think of a fire in those apartment buildings.

Or even a fire drill evacuation when everyone tries to very quickly evacuate thinking there is a fire.

by Anonymousreply 604/10/2013

Just Asia ghettos not like it's NY or LA. so who cares?

by Anonymousreply 704/10/2013

If you left it up to Mayor Bloomberg New Yorkers will be living like that.

by Anonymousreply 804/10/2013

The Japanese are a bloodthirsty people, always have been. Just ask any World War II vet. Worse than the Nazis in their rules of warfare.

by Anonymousreply 904/10/2013

examples of the inside of micro-apartments

by Anonymousreply 1004/10/2013

R10, I think those "micro-apartments" you linked are quite a bit bigger than those HK apartments. Probs at least twice the size.

by Anonymousreply 1104/10/2013

Yes, the high-rise Hong Kong apts in the photos of Hong Kong are 'cubicles'

by Anonymousreply 1204/10/2013

However, unlike so many NY antidiluvian boxes, I bet they are all civilized enough to have washing machines and dryers in them!

by Anonymousreply 1304/10/2013

Inside Hong Kong's cubicle apartments:

by Anonymousreply 1404/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1504/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1604/10/2013

I'll bet there's a lot of cable TV theft.

by Anonymousreply 1704/10/2013

Ugh. Looks horrible. I hate heights and won't live above a third floor. They also look like a fire hazard.

by Anonymousreply 1804/10/2013

Fuck off R16

by Anonymousreply 1904/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2004/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2104/10/2013

At least one of those pictures shows a unit w/o a window. It would be like living in a closet.

by Anonymousreply 2204/10/2013

How many windows per apartment? How many apartments per floor? No way of knowing how crowded this building is.

by Anonymousreply 2304/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2404/10/2013

I love the staircase that doubles as a dresser — with drawers in the risers. That would so handy!

by Anonymousreply 2504/10/2013

I wonder if they have doormen or if they know how to open their own doors.

by Anonymousreply 2604/10/2013

In Vancouver they're starting to call them "junior one-bedrooms",although they are no where near as tight as the link.

by Anonymousreply 2704/10/2013

There are always solutions with a creative brain and money.

by Anonymousreply 2804/10/2013

R28's link has some great ideas. They're taken to an extreme there, but I do like the concept of the sliding walls.

by Anonymousreply 2904/10/2013

Squalid. All that rotting concrete and laundry hanging everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 3004/10/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3104/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3204/10/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 3304/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3404/10/2013
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