Tiny Hong Kong Apartments

The Society for Community Organization (SoCo) took a series of overhead photos of the tiny apartments in Hong Kong, China. The project aims to raise awareness about the housing concerns of Hong Kong, ranked one of the world's most liveable cities. Click here to read the full story.
 
Two children rest in the top bunk while two others read below.
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Two children rest in the top bunk while two others read below.

These wide-angle photos are shot from overhead, highlighting the plight of the individuals and families who stack their belongings as high as the ceiling.
 
Three people eat while crammed inside one tiny apartment.
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Three people eat while crammed inside one tiny apartment.

Many of these apartments average about 40 square feet, no bigger than a large office cubicle.
 
A man reads at his desk with a tiny kitchen shelf above his head.
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A man reads at his desk with a tiny kitchen shelf above his head.

These apartments are often the result of dividing already small apartments into even smaller, partitioned rental spaces.
 
A woman sits in an apartment no bigger than a walk-in closet.
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A woman sits in an apartment no bigger than a walk-in closet.

Hong Kong may be ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities, but a city's major issues - such as inadequate housing - are often overlooked with these glamorous rankings.
 
A man eats while sitting cross-legged in his make-shift bed.
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A man eats while sitting cross-legged in his make-shift bed.

This particular apartment appears to be no bigger than a jail cell, and the walls leave much to be desired as well.