The stacked urban architecture of Hong Kong by Peter Stewart


By Staff designboom
designboom, Sept 23, 2014

As one of the most densely populated places in the world, Hong Kong has adapted its architecture to accommodate the masses, building inhabitable spaces high into the sky. with story-upon-story of windows and walls, the expansive altitudes of residences and domestic spaces are saturated in rich structural detail and humanistic signs of the everyday occupant living there.

As a documentation of the population density and architectural sites that sustain it, Australian photographer Peter Stewart has captured a series of images which center around the living environments of Hong Kong’s public housing developments. the photos that comprise ‘stacked’ are shot from both the ground — looking up — and from various levels within a building, revealing two distinct vantage points: the pedestrian and the resident. Read more…

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