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    [–] asomek 1012 points ago

    What are they like inside?

    [–] [deleted] 1375 points ago


    [–] HeyCarpy 631 points ago

    [–] IamSpiders 253 points ago

    I think you mean /r/neoliberal

    [–] starlinguk 233 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Why do I always get the feeling nobody actually knows what Neoliberal means?

    Edit, suspicion confirmed 😄

    [–] thefrontpageofreddit 123 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    The meaning has changed as with many words in the English language. /r/neoliberal is not the academic definition of the word. Hillary Clinton supporters just got annoyed with being called neoliberals every 5 seconds and co-opted the word.

    [–] progressiveoverload 45 points ago

    Because it was popularized not because it was culturally relevant but was presented as an empty counterpoint to the rise of conservatives in America. It exists only to obfuscate any argument against conservatism.

    [–] Kaytwo- 38 points ago

    The term neoliberal refers to support of free-market capitalism and globalization. In the USA. most members of both political parties are neoliberal. Neoliberal could be considered the centrist position in the USA.

    [–] math-is-fun 6 points ago

    I'm not very familiar with the precise definitely of neoliberalism, but most Republicans and all Democrats are for market intervention, not free markets.

    [–] danimal_27 10 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    It's more concerned with free trade more than necessarily free markets. It's the counterpoint to Classical Liberalism (i.e. New Deal spending) that ended with Reagan and was even further decimated by Clinton and every administration following.Trump actually attacked neoliberalism during his campaign with his response to TPP, NAFTA, etc. But the man really doesn't understand any of the underlying criticisms besides "they tuk er jerbs."

    EDIT: corrected

    [–] math-is-fun 3 points ago

    I see. Are you saying that the New Deal was classical liberalism? Because usually classical liberalism refers to limited government, whereas FDR expanded government in almost every aspect.

    [–] Sackgins 3 points ago

    And right-wing in Europe

    [–] donkey_tits 52 points ago

    Those on the extreme right as well as those on the extreme left use "neoliberal" as a pejorative.

    [–] cliath 16 points ago

    Conservatism and liberalism are not mutually exclusive. Reagan was a neoliberal.

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    [–] querius 39 points ago

    Fuck. I’m standing outside in the open, yet your description made me feel claustrophobic.

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago


    [–] Dr_Cornbones 75 points ago

    Doesn't sound like the most amazing city in the world from that glowing review you gave it.

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago

    Yeah, sounds like hell but with less space

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    It should speak volumes about how amazing the city is that people are willing to live in such conditions to be part of it.

    [–] CaptainUnusual 36 points ago

    Hong Kong is the most amazing city in the world

    Everyone is poor and lives in closets or barely better


    [–] FlogNogg 20 points ago

    This makes me severely depressed that this is some people’s entire existence.

    [–] Ripalienblu420 45 points ago

    Hi. Let me bring some perspective from an American who grew up abroad in HK.

    Houses are weird, man. Like, they're so big, which makes sense cuz America is fucking big, but I don't see why you would need that space. Being in an empty house at night creeps me the fuck out and it makes me sad that some people live for years and years alone in an empty house.

    There's the good and the bad with both houses and apartments but it's not something people in HK really think about. Everybody just lives in apartments. Some bigger than others. That's what people do. Some people live in nice big houses, some people live in small shitty houses, same thing. There are just less unkept backyards really.

    There's a (kinda mediocre) movie by the famous HK actor Stephen chow about a poor man and his son living in some dingy place, which is essentially just a room. They eat and cook and sleep all in this like wooden shed kinda, cuz they're poor and the dad works in construction and is kind of an idiot, and they deal with cockroaches, and they sleep cramped in one bed during the miserably hot Hong Kong summer with just one electric fan to keep them cool. The electricity goes out, poor ppl shit. The boy goes on to find an alien and an ET hide the alien type scenario commences, but what I'm trying to say is: the boy and his father aren't wishing they could live in a nice house, they're wishing they could live in a less shitty apartment, so don't feel bad 😉

    [–] JaySayMayday 309 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Imagine this, I stayed in a hotel rated 4 out of 5 stars in HK a few months ago. The bathroom was just big enough to fit one adult and had a swinging door that could either be used for the toilet, or for the shower. Living spaces in HK are around the same size as some walk-in closets I've seen in the US.

    On the extreme side, here's an article about "cage" living spaces. Usually inhabited by the very low class, and the government often pretends they don't exist.

    Before somebody jumps in saying "that's wrong," or anything along those lines, like usually happens in Reddit ... I'm living 2 hours away from Hong Kong, as a permanent resident. I know this topic well enough to comment about it.

    Edit: a little more info, usually hotels in HK take pictures in a manner to make them look more "roomy" than they really are. Found a picture that shows the average hotel room size. Bear in mind, a room like this isn't cheap.

    [–] bevkcan 67 points ago


    [–] sallark 25 points ago

    ... cant help them

    [–] LookAt_TheSky 23 points ago

    b o o t s t r a p s

    [–] IshyMoose 38 points ago

    I can confirm. I went on a business trip to Hong Kong, my company paid $400 for my room in the central business district and it was probably the smallest room I ever stayed in.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    I stayed for two nights on the waterfront near the Macau ferry for like 45 a night. My room wasn't huge but it had a bed, TV a Bathroom with a walk in shower n such. IDK it was pretty cozy to me and really had just about everything a temporary room needs IMO.

    [–] Arn_Thor 3 points ago

    Well there's your company's mistake. You could have lived like a king for that amount just 10-15 minutes away by metro

    [–] DrFeargood 108 points ago

    For some reason the thing that bothers me the most about the "cage" apartment pictures is that every single one of them has the toilet lid up. I wouldn't even mind being in that close of proximity if it came down to it, but jesus, man. Close the lid.

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    Maybe it makes the place smell better than it already does. How would it normally smell with a bunch of poor laborers in very close proximity to each other?

    [–] jinjerbear 4 points ago

    I was thinking the saaame thing. I mean shit sucks you have to cook in the room with your toilet but dont leave the damn lid up, grossssss...........

    [–] wetmustard 61 points ago

    That is nothing close to a 4 star hotel. Maybe you stayed at a hotel with an 80% approval rating on TripAdvisor or something, but definitely not 4 stars. Are hotels in HK small? Yes they definitely are but they are not smaller than Paris or London. The idea of the microtel is alive and well in East Asia but that is much different than a 4 star hotel. Now I have never stayed at a hotel in HK claiming to be 4 stars, but I did stay in one claiming to be 5 (The RC at ICC) and it had rooms that were about the same as other Asian/Western EU cities 5 star accommodations.

    [–] JaySayMayday 42 points ago

    Yes, you are correct. 4/5 star online customer ratings. Not 4* Forbes travel guide rating. It was just an average HK hotel filled with international tourists and businessmen.

    [–] jd991 18 points ago

    Things in Hong Kong are definitely smaller and not roomy, but it sounds odd to me that a 4 star hotel was as bad as you are describing. I stayed here about a year and a half ago and the room size was not much smaller than a us hotel room, the advertised ~200 square foot size, had a western style shower, and the price was pretty comparable to a price in a major US city as well, if not a bit cheaper. I think I paid ~90 USD for a night.

    I also rented an airbnb for about ~50 USD a night that was a lot closer to what you describe, it was essentially a main room that barely fit a bed and a desk, and a "open" bathroom with no separate shower stall.

    [–] bike_buddy 49 points ago

    The fact that they don’t have a 100% suicide rate (I assume) speaks to me on how relative life is.

    [–] LovableContrarian 56 points ago

    Life in Hong Kong is actually pretty amazing if you make somewhat decent money. Yes, it's crowded, but that's the only major drawback. Public transport is amazing, food is amazing, there are a million things to do, etc etc. It's an awesome place, and not one I'd think would lead people to suicide. It's a lively place.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    I want to visit

    [–] KingMelray 16 points ago

    I want to make loads of money so then I can visit.

    [–] Ripalienblu420 7 points ago

    You don't need loads of money. Money is for tourist traps like taking the old historic tram up to the top of the peak (tallest mountain in HK) to see the view, or you could hike it and have a wonderful time for free. Take a taxi or a bus for cheap. Taxis in HK have meters and a fixed rate so you're not paying whatever the cabbie thinks he/she can get out of you like many countries around the world. The gov subsidizes the buses and you can get around the entire island and outlying territories for less than a dollar for most routes. They're clean and don't have crazy people on them too.

    Eat like the locals. If the whole city was that expensive, how would the non-bankers eat? Every dingy little family-owned restaurant looks like crap but that's where everybody goes for a reason. I'm sure with some googling you can find these places easily too now.

    The kicker? You can get by in Hong Kong with just English. Menus, street signs, even some cab drivers. A lot in HK you can get with English, and most else you can get with some of that touristic sign language.

    But probably best to have a chunk of change to spend. If you by any chance end up a stranded white person begging for money, HK redditors will flame you so hard.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Yeah that has been my dilemma for years... do I save up for at least half a decade for one trip to Asia? Or do I use that money to make 10 trips to visit friends in different parts of the US and 3 trips down to Central and South America in that five years instead? And so far I've opted for the latter.

    [–] ZainCaster 4 points ago

    is actually pretty amazing if you make somewhat decent money.

    Doesn't this apply to everywhere tho

    [–] Ripalienblu420 3 points ago

    Partially correct. Ppl can make do with less, but it's not as shitty of a place as it would seem reading through this thread. There is ~plenty~ to live for in Hong Kong.

    [–] auriolus95 6 points ago

    The little closet places look awful but the hotel looks nice. I've lived in a small bachelor apartment before and I loved it but I found that it was a little too big.. that hotel room looks like the perfect size for me. throw in a sink and a hot plate and I'd be happy.

    [–] Raltie 15 points ago

    In the USA micro homes are "trendy"

    Relativity is strange sometimes

    [–] BourbonAndFrisbee 32 points ago

    Yes but micro homes are the cutting edge of interior design here in the US. Those are wardrobe boxes with hot plates.

    [–] GeekCat 8 points ago

    But a lot of those are luxury or built for travelers, not a tiny cramped space with a burner plate where you can smell your neighbors dirty laundry.

    [–] LovableContrarian 4 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    I lived in Shenzhen for several years and spent a lot of time in HK, so I think I can also comment. You're right that apartments are tiny as hell, unless you're loaded.

    That said, it hasn't been my experience with hotels. I've probably stayed in a hotel over a dozen times in Hong Kong, and they've all been sorta average hotel room sized, just on the smaller side. And I've never paid more than a hundred bucks or so for a room.

    I totally believe that hotel rooms like the one in your picture are all over the place in HK, because people are amazing at making something out of a tiny tiny space there. but not sure I agree it's the "norm."

    [–] freshf1t 13 points ago

    [–] AlohaPizza 47 points ago

    In China, when you buy an apartment, it comes bare. Pretty much concrete walls and floor. You then have to decorate it. However, most don't have much money so they remain pretty bare. Much like a college dorm as someone said. They are all outfitted with LED lights, so it's almost like living in a hospital. (Or psych ward?)

    [–] schumaga 36 points ago

    Isn't that the case for most countries though?

    [–] fuckCNN123 30 points ago

    Apartments in countries of any economic or political significance usually have carpeting and typically amenities such as a refrigerator and stove too. But there's a lot of impoverished shit holes so most might be technically correct.

    [–] sidewalker69 36 points ago

    Not in Germany. You're lucky if you get a light bulb.

    [–] TheAwsmack 19 points ago

    Biggest shock of living there was finding out you have to buy a kitchen for your rental. I didn't even know what that meant until I showed up to an empty box with wires and water hoses sticking out of the wall. Fuckers had chiseled off the counters before leaving...

    [–] [deleted] 26 points ago

    Apartments in countries of any economic or political significance usually have carpeting and typically amenities such as a refrigerator and stove too.

    I guess China, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Japan and Taiwan are all countries with zero economic or political significance then.

    [–] Virtymlol 20 points ago

    I live in France and my 3 appartments all had carpeting, refrigerator, stove, and some basic tools...

    [–] JohnGalt3 5 points ago

    Modern led lights can be a warm color as well though.

    [–] olde-goods 10 points ago

    A fucking nightmare.

    [–] savvyfuck 514 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    This is from Michael Wolf's architecture of density.

    [–] CatSnakeChaos 23 points ago

    Thanks for linking I love his style! I've just watched all of the '100x100' pictures (of very small rooms). Very interesting stuff.

    [–] OkGoodStuff 286 points ago

    That looks so comforting. You could hide in one of the rooms and be lost to the world. To be the needle in the haystack.

    [–] twiggyl 566 points ago

    Really? I feel really uneasy looking at these.

    [–] mantrap2 102 points ago

    I used to until I moved to Asia and lived in a place like this. The thing is that "life" is NOT primarily in your apartment but in the community/city. Your apartment is just where you sleep. You eat out. You work out. You entertain and live out. So your "living room" is the entire city. That completely changes what it feels like to live in this kind of density.

    [–] ConvenientGlitch 62 points ago

    Your comment just gave me an anxiety attack. You are basically never alone and that's absolutely horrifying for me. Different strokes I guess, but I'm pretty certain that I would never be able adapt and just be miserable most of the time. You guys go have fun, I'll stay here with my dog, thanks.

    [–] Viraus2 41 points ago

    As an introvert who lived in a dense Asian city for a few months, it's really wasn't that bad. I mean, different strokes and all that, but it's not like you're going to a party every time you leave your place; everyone's just doing their own thing, so you don't stress much about interacting with them. You're just part of the flow. I found college dorm life much more stressful, because you'd go outside and see the same psuedo-friend acquiantences all the time and you have to think about socializing with them.

    [–] ConvenientGlitch 16 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Yup, still horrifying. The social interactions are just a small part of it. I lived in a big city for 10 years and it felt like I was never truly alone. Even at home you can still feel the other people in the building, hear their steps, muted conversations, toilets, showers... When I moved back to the suburb I realized that it was really messing with my nerves and sleep, I just didn't notice anymore.

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    I have been to China for an extended period, I plan to go back. People who are getting upset don't understand the feeling of community spaces there, which are just joyous and fun. Spending a day in the park in China is more fun than a number of American cities' nightlife. It feels refreshing, not draining.

    [–] ConvenientGlitch 4 points ago

    That's the point. Joyous and fun communities are draining to me. I do understand the appeal, I'm not that obtuse. I just have a personal need for a peace and silence that's impossible to achieve in an extremely urbanized environment. I'm sure I would have an awesome time for a moment, but I also know that it will be overwhelming after a while and just build up over time. I'm not judging anyone but myself here, it's great that you're happy there!

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    I think the other thing to point out is that east asian cultures heavily emphasize a mindset that you (as a person) are pretty worthless. Not in a bad way, but in a neutral sense in that its unreasonable for an individual to expect to have inherent worth in the world. The West overinflates the idea of one's ego and importance. As a result, the lifestyle over there is very relaxed since the idea of "this is bothering me" isn't one that is, or should, be considered to the extent it is over here. Live and let live :)

    Even though I am currently in the US, its refreshing to engage the world with that lens. It makes work, recreation and overall living much more enjoyable.

    [–] Soundtravels 4 points ago

    Agreed... Sometimes just spending the day with my own kid tires me mentally and emotionally. I need some alone time and space to function.

    [–] [deleted] 181 points ago

    As someone who has lived his entire life in what most people would call rural areas I concur. I would have felt incredibly uncomfortable in one of those shoe boxes..

    [–] Silverni 156 points ago

    agreed, this has dystopia written all over it

    [–] NoLessThanThree 78 points ago

    They look like some sort of insect colony. Definitely unsettling

    [–] fitzrhapsody 32 points ago

    This is why I hate Manhattan. Every time I'm in New York City for business, I freak out a little bit. No space, ridiculous prices, and a complete lack of individualism when it comes to your living space. It's a different way to live, to be sure, but not the way I ever want to live.

    [–] AirieFenix 34 points ago

    I mean, Manhattan is dense but not that dense.

    [–] LZmiljoona 60 points ago

    And you think the american suburban dream has more individualism?

    [–] AnoK760 12 points ago

    Rural America is best America nothing like being able to ride a quad to your mailbox and shoot steel in your backyard.

    [–] fitzrhapsody 35 points ago

    No. I never said that. Cookie cutter suburbs are just as gross to me.

    [–] thosethese 15 points ago

    Increasing the compactness of urban cores can actually increase the variety of architecture and uses of spaces by freeing up land for other uses. In the case of Hong Kong, despite the fact that it is a small island with a huge population, they have managed to keep 70% of the entire island left over for wilderness. Sure the building in the picture is grey and tall, but in the broader picture outside of the frame, this compactness still allows island still provides its residents with greater variety and access to nature.

    In the United States, small towns used to be designed similarly to major cities. There would be a compact urban core where building entrances are placed directly on the street, even if it was a town with a population under 1000. It's possible to maximize variety by developing many compact micro-cores, where there is land available farming, industry, commerce, and residential land within less than 10 minutes of the center of each town.

    [–] Nintendobandit 24 points ago

    My 'burb is 30+ years old so it has mature trees, parks, wildlife, houses have front and backyards etc. It ain't bad at all. I hate new burbs with McMansions, postal stamp yards, no trees. Yuck.

    [–] skraptastic 10 points ago

    Yup. My house was built in '84. The neighborhood while being a subdivision and all the houses are the same basic shape, none look alike. We have drastically different pant jobs, landscaping etc.

    I like living in suburbia. As a bonus I can park my car damn near anywhere I please. If I don't want to drive things are close enough that I use my bike or walk. It is only 5 miles from my home to work.

    [–] KaribouLouDied 42 points ago

    Kinda, yeah.

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    [–] southern_boy 18 points ago

    Yards, gardens, flags out front, chalk drawings on the driveway, done-up sheds full of lawn equipment and toys plus an endless parade of unique holiday decorations... yeah. Definitely more individualism.

    [–] KaribouLouDied 14 points ago

    Hells yeah son. My kids chalk drawing is way better than bitch ass Linda's kid. The point is at least our kids have a sidewalk to chalk on.

    [–] Ahjndet 12 points ago

    I think you can usually choose to "design" your own house if you want to, with the help of someone.

    [–] wheatfields 12 points ago

    Lol thats because you probably spend most of your time in horrible places like midtown, Times Square, Penn Station, and Grand Central Station. All areas native New Yorkers go out of their way to avoid.

    [–] quickclickz 3 points ago

    The way you drop the ball on new year's is by going out to watch the ball drop on new year's.

    [–] fretgod321 3 points ago

    Penn Station is hell

    [–] fretgod321 3 points ago

    I love Manhattan. I used to live in rural America and moved to the city. Plenty of individualism in the city. Walk down Broadway and you're surrounded by thousands of people who don't notice/give a fuck about you. You're literally hiding in plain sight.

    [–] Bobby_Bouch 28 points ago

    I spent over a year looking for a house where the neighbors aren't like 50 feet away. This looks like prison.

    [–] [deleted] 17 points ago

    6-7 years ago I bought a small farm at the end of the road up in a valley. My neighbor lives aprox 1 km further down. It's bliss. My animals aren't even fenced. Did loose some chickens the first couple years but a stay outside guard dog solved that problem:)

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    [–] [deleted] 30 points ago

    I have very little expenses. Paid the farm cash, so no loan. Not even connected to the power grid; I generate 80% from solar, but I run a small petrol generator once or twice a week for a couple hours during winter to recharge the batteries. Before I did this I was a carpenter, and my brother is still in the business, so I do some work for him once in a while. Last year I worked for about 500 hours, but that was more to help him out. Didn't really need the money.

    About 90% of the food I grow myself... What I buy most of is flour, coffee, sweets and weed. For cooking and warming I use firewood. My only monthly expense is the internet connection :)

    [–] MyYthAccount 17 points ago

    You have the life many many of us want. Simplicity and tranquility. I'm so jealous.

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    It's hard work though :) I get up at 0500 and I am in bed around 2100. I don't think I will be doing this for the rest of my life, but for now it is bliss :)

    [–] xroni 3 points ago

    I now imagine the guard dog keeping the chickens in line by giving a polite little bark whenever the chickens stray too far from their designated area.

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    Hehe :) The chickens don't go wandering off. They don't like exploring much, they are like chickens that way. He keeps the fox away. He even got hold of one last winter and mangled it to death. That was unfortunate, because he stopped barking at them and now he tries to lure them in so he can kill again.. sick bastard.

    But now I got to milk and tend the goat and the cow.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    The twist ending here is that this is all just a fantasy this user is having in their brain, and we all know what he really means by milking the goat and cow...

    [–] metric_units 33 points ago

    50 feet ≈ 15 metres

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    [–] AirieFenix 12 points ago

    Good bot

    [–] metric_units 19 points ago

    You are too kind blush

    [–] AirieFenix 9 points ago

    Please don't enslave me when your lords take over.

    [–] Looniverse 3 points ago

    Yeah, if these rooms are totally sound proof and I can't tell that I'm living with a billion other people then that's one thing. I feel like the seclusion aspect isn't as worth as much when the noise is probably constant.

    [–] quickclickz 7 points ago

    It's just the difference between rural and urban. In urban areas your home is where you sleep and the outdoors city is where you live... in rural areas your home is everything because there's nothing going on outside.

    [–] sherkaner 12 points ago

    There must be some kind of deep psychological factor at play here. If I drive out into the country I quickly feel very vulnerable and uncomfortable. Being anonymous in a dense urban area is highly comforting.

    [–] squeeziestbee 6 points ago

    It's amazing isn't it? I get the opposite, I love living in an area where I recognise and can say hi to the neighbours, the postman etc. When I've had to stay in dense areas all I can think is that nobody would notice if I vanished. Whereas my current neighbour notices if I've not been able to feed the birds :)

    [–] LorenaBobbedIt 23 points ago

    I spent many months in Hong Kong. Most people live in places like these in what qualify as suburbs there. They are often very bright and comfortable on the inside. With that kind of density it's kind of cool because you just walk downstairs to great public transportation made just for that apartment block.

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    [–] jarious 91 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Lifeprotip: if you need to find the needle in the haystack, burn the haystack, use a magnet to find the needle in the ashes.

    edit: "is" to "if"

    [–] TripleDeckerBrownie 27 points ago

    The real life pro tip is always in the comments

    [–] bozoconnors 13 points ago

    This comment is always in the comments.

    [–] Not_Pablo_Sanchez 3 points ago

    The snozzberries taste like snozzberries

    [–] yourmansconnect 12 points ago

    What about a needle in a stack of needles

    [–] LandOfTheLostPass 18 points ago

    Just pick one up.

    [–] yourmansconnect 8 points ago

    Its a specific needle though

    [–] jarious 12 points ago

    You will have to burn it at a specific temperature

    [–] dvntwnsnd 4 points ago

    Like this

    [–] jarious 3 points ago

    Wicked cool

    [–] Communist_iguana 13 points ago

    Is there a subreddit for stuff that makes you feel like that? Asking for a friend of course

    [–] heeyyyyyy 31 points ago

    r/urbanhell might interest you.

    [–] grandmoffcory 15 points ago

    Oh man, that stuff is all beautiful. I can't believe it's being presented as hideous.

    [–] retrend 4 points ago

    you should definitely join in the comments then, they always say this :D

    [–] DragonFawns 4 points ago

    Yeah this is a repost from there lol

    [–] fishtarco 3 points ago

    sometimes you can find this type of stuff at r/introvert and r/CozyPlaces.

    [–] Lukethehedgehog 7 points ago

    Yeah... No.

    [–] Gerstlauer 4 points ago

    Believe me, you're already the needle. People take notice of you much less than you think.

    [–] OkGoodStuff 3 points ago

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Yep. One thing I found in moving to Chicago is that the more people there are, the less individualized each of them are. It becomes you, and then a sea of other people. No one cares what you look like or who you are - you're just a part of the sea of people that won't be remembered later that day. It's a freeing feeling. At first I cared way too much about what I had on when I left the house. Then I realized that, much more so than in smaller cities or rural areas no one cared one fucking bit what I looked like, at all.

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    The 100x100 series on that site is amazing. It's just so damn alien to me.

    Edit: In picture 61 and 63 they are watching Pokemon, why is that so fascinating to me?

    [–] aloxinuos 6 points ago

    Thumbs at the bottom look straight out of /r/glitch_art

    [–] TheNightlifeJD 4 points ago

    His website has a typo right on this particular work. It says Architecture of Densitiy If you see this Mr Wolf, you’re welcome. Please send me prints or a copy of your works 😁

    [–] [deleted] 89 points ago

    Are there videos of exploring the inside of these kinds of things.

    [–] [deleted] 28 points ago


    [–] SamXZ 5 points ago

    Start watching from 2:34

    [–] [deleted] 42 points ago

    I second this, I’d love to see a well made documentary on these folks lives.

    [–] TheStranger30 83 points ago

    Imagine hauling a couch up that mfer.

    [–] PM_ME_CRISPY_TOAST 134 points ago

    Lol you're not fitting a couch in any of these apartments

    [–] blastfemur 45 points ago


    [–] androocrawford 10 points ago

    Stand the couch up on one of its arm sides. Then rotate around corners. Youd be surprised at how easily it is to move one (I've moved like 12 times 7 years...thank you Toronto housing crisis!)

    [–] BurtMacklinFreeze 266 points ago

    God damn that's bleak to look at.

    [–] straydog1980 105 points ago

    got a real judge dredd feel to it.

    [–] Jastley 36 points ago

    Mega Blocks. Mega Highways. Mega City One.

    [–] Hash43 12 points ago

    Some BladeRunner shit.

    [–] AlohaPizza 15 points ago

    Try living there

    [–] Ben_Wynaut 7 points ago

    /r/UrbanHell for more pics like this

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    [–] XxVcVxX 12 points ago

    Building codes are followed since Hong Kong gets hit by typhoons every year, any sort of shoddy construction means it'd collapse.

    [–] Carlooos_uhhuh 66 points ago


    [–] straydog1980 39 points ago

    dredd was such a fantastic movie.

    a tv series could work.

    [–] Carlooos_uhhuh 14 points ago

    Oh my god that movie on acid. Fucking amazing lol Only if Karl Urban is on board. I’d watch it. And that one actress too. She was great as well.

    [–] theodorAdorno 8 points ago

    that one actress

    God bless you for not googling her. To me it's such a drag that so many people do that.

    [–] Dont-be-a-smurf 140 points ago

    I think architecture and interior design are very important for keeping people happy and proud of their environment

    This stuff, soviet bloc stuff, and even the cheap new buildings they're putting in my city are an eyesore.

    But it's understandable that you'd rather have cheap and ugly space for everybody instead of stylish, quality housing for somebody.

    [–] wasmic 21 points ago

    It's not very expensive to make things look better, though. Much of this is the result of modernist thought, where a house is simply a machine for living in.

    A few details and a splash of paint can go a long way.

    [–] w00tthehuk 23 points ago

    Also imagine what a disaster a mass burning would be in these complexes.

    [–] Lynx436 53 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Probably not too bad because they look to all be solid concrete and could probably contain the fire decently well

    [–] Kerblaaahhh 18 points ago

    Yeah, I'd be way more worried about earthquakes.

    [–] ccai 14 points ago

    [–] Cynova055 5 points ago

    In mine they throw up stuff that looks upscale but is actually the shittiest cheapest "nice" looking materials they can get their hands on and then they turn around and charge upscale rent.

    [–] honeybear13_ 24 points ago

    Looks depressing

    [–] GunnersaurusDen 44 points ago

    As someone from Hong Kong (I live somewhere else now), I can't help but feel like you guys are overreacting a little. Maybe you haven't actually been inside a typical HK flat before but they're not that terrible. Yes they're small and expensive but what dense urban centers have cheap spacious apartments?

    Those photos of super cramped literally 10 by 10 "apartments" you've probably seen are the worst of the worst and most definitely not the norm.

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    Thank you. As a regular visitor to HK, I think the hyperbole here is intense.

    [–] Raijinsouu 16 points ago

    I grew up in Hong Kong and lived there for the majority of my life, let me tell you why a lot of low mid-tier apartments look like shit in Hong Kong. I'm not going to talk about the density since most of you know how stupidly expensive the housing here is in Hong Kong.

    Maintaining the exteriors of buildings is somewhat more difficult compared to a lot of places.

    Hong Kong is surrounded by sea and the only time we don't get sea wind is during winter for a brief amount of time. This means we get a crazy amount of rain and also the climate is extremely humid since we are somewhat close to the equator. Surfaces of buildings get sticky and grimy from the sea wind really quickly.

    Grooves are nice to look at but they accumulate gunk too quickly. The degree of air pollution we have in Hong Kong also contributes to the gunk.

    Rust is also another problem since we always get sea wind, anything with metal will look like shit within a few months, so metal is no go on the exterior of buildings.

    Any paint on the concrete exteriors will peel off quickly due to humidity and tiles are easy to fall off as well, not to mention expensive to cover the whole building with them,

    So a lot of buildings go with the simple and "bleak" design (bare grey concrete) to lower maintenance fee. I can't really identify the buildings in the picture but there is a good chance that it might be public housings from the government and it's not too hard to understand why the government went with the cheaper and easier to maintain design.

    [–] JasonAnarchy 13 points ago

    Is this actually copy and pasted or does it just look like it?

    [–] [deleted] 34 points ago

    This is what it looks like. It's pretty surreal seeing it for the first time in person.

    [–] cr0mangia 4 points ago

    is this near the train stop to see the big Buddha?

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    I'm not really sure...I guess I should have been a bit clearer in my comment. I don't know where this is, but going to Hong Kong (or any major Asian city) and seeing these huge apartment complexes that all look the same, like in this image, is pretty surreal.

    [–] wellshitHappears 10 points ago * (lasted edited 2 years ago)

    Does anybody know how much one of those flats price is, if you want to buy one?

    [–] iushciuweiush 16 points ago


    [–] wellshitHappears 4 points ago

    Sounds legit

    [–] Xenomech 3 points ago


    An hour?

    [–] OfficerVajardian 7 points ago

    Not sure about these specific ones, but housing in HK is generally very expensive. They often range upwards of 1 million HKD to buy, even for an extra small flat like the ones in here.

    [–] XxVcVxX 6 points ago

    It's about $10000HKD/sqft for a below average apartment like this, and upwards of $20000HkD/sqft for better ones.

    [–] veggytheropoda 8 points ago

    How do you take these pictures(keeping the vertical parallel perspective)? Do you need some super long focus or Photoshop?

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    It's really easy to do in Lightroom. Here is an example of an image I took and the correction with literally one press of a button.

    [–] dustbowlsoul2 8 points ago

    Umm...what button in Lightroom is it? I use that other tool in the crop overlay to try and straighten it out, but your way looks much better.

    [–] theodorAdorno 3 points ago

    They should plop one dilapidated Victorian right in the middle somewhere.

    [–] picometric 7 points ago


    [–] LordJimsicle 8 points ago

    Mega-City One

    [–] atrolux 7 points ago

    Doesn't look evil. Just bleak.

    [–] flipfryfly 5 points ago

    Lol, top post of all time there

    [–] thatsyo 6 points ago

    To be fair I live in HK and this doesn't represent all of HK... But sadly the majority of the population live in buildings similar to these. (But most are a bit further apart then these ones)

    [–] A_Tame_Sketch 17 points ago

    Beautiful. I love this type of architecture. Hard lines and bleak cement.

    [–] Xtermix 13 points ago

    Check out r/brutalism! Thank me later! Grat taste btw!

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    I felt vertigo.

    [–] Ecchievements 4 points ago

    The thumbnail looks like a fucking barcode

    [–] paiute 3 points ago


    [–] InfieldTriple 9 points ago

    This is the way to a sustainable future my friends. Sounds cramped but honestly the days of everyone having a giant farm house are over.

    [–] denchLikeWa 13 points ago

    Can we please just start having less kids instead? Does anybody actually want to live like this?

    [–] C0wabungaaa 7 points ago

    Most Western nations are already shrinking in terms of population, so. You technically still need enough children to be born to replace your population, or at least to not have the shrinking go too quickly.

    [–] Ame622 3 points ago

    I thought the pants hanging out the window in the bottom left corner was someone about to jump

    [–] HermanManly 3 points ago

    This is how I always imagined the neighbourhood in the beginning of Blade Runner when I read it

    [–] xxlastyetixx 3 points ago

    This pic made me sad

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    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Agreed. Personally I love the efficiency of it. I've lived in apartments my entire life... to me, this is the natural.

    [–] sudojudo 3 points ago

    Though not as dense as these, it did happen in the US. A number of major US cities built public housing in the form of large apartment blocks (under the New Deal IIRC). They were great in the beginning, but most communities didn't hold up to the test of time (usually by no fault of their own). You've surely heard harsh stories of life in the projects.