Stacked Living, Hong Kong

Stacked Living

Because of historical, political, and geographical reasons, only 23.7% of Hong Kong’s land is developed out of which only 6.8% land is used for housing. No wonder Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places on the planet, with more than 6,400 people packed into every square kilometre.

The city has spawned an array of remarkable solutions to its array of urban issues, ranging from one architect’s convertible apartment to the city’s desire to halt rampant property speculation. Perhaps the most important urban strategy that makes Hong Kong a celebrated exemplar of planning and design is the high-density residential architecture in Hong Kong.