Do you think some New York City apartments are too small and crowded? Take a look at these!!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/11/2013|
You can't see the inside of the apartments, though, so we don't know how small they are.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||04/10/2013|
Most urban Asian reality is the stuff of science fiction's horrifying future.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||04/10/2013|
Just Asia ghettos not like it's NY or LA. so who cares?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/10/2013|
If you left it up to Mayor Bloomberg New Yorkers will be living like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||04/10/2013|
examples of the inside of micro-apartments
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/10/2013|
R10, I think those "micro-apartments" you linked are quite a bit bigger than those HK apartments. Probs at least twice the size.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/10/2013|
Yes, the high-rise Hong Kong apts in the photos of Hong Kong are 'cubicles'
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/10/2013|
However, unlike so many NY antidiluvian boxes, I bet they are all civilized enough to have washing machines and dryers in them!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/10/2013|
Inside Hong Kong's cubicle apartments:
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||04/10/2013|
I'll bet there's a lot of cable TV theft.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/10/2013|
Ugh. Looks horrible. I hate heights and won't live above a third floor. They also look like a fire hazard.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/10/2013|
Fuck off R16
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||04/10/2013|
At least one of those pictures shows a unit w/o a window. It would be like living in a closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/10/2013|
How many windows per apartment? How many apartments per floor? No way of knowing how crowded this building is.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||04/10/2013|
I love the staircase that doubles as a dresser — with drawers in the risers. That would so handy!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/10/2013|
I wonder if they have doormen or if they know how to open their own doors.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/10/2013|
In Vancouver they're starting to call them "junior one-bedrooms",although they are no where near as tight as the link.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/10/2013|
There are always solutions with a creative brain and money.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||04/10/2013|
Squalid. All that rotting concrete and laundry hanging everywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/10/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||04/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||04/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||04/11/2013|