Author Archives: nazim

Art Center College of Design



Kowloon Walled City

For those of you talking about density: this used to be the most dense populated area in the world, 14 thousand ppl per hectare! but now demolished

[nostalgia] Kowloon Walled City

Once the most dense populated area in the world with 14.000 persons per hectare, now demolished: Kowloon Walled City.

Would have been amazing to walk there… Some googled pics:

Does somebody have more pics?

10 Hills Place by Amanda Levete Architects


Site Possibilities

1. Narrow Buildings (or sites) located between high rise/skyscrapers

Sources: : Narrow Buildings in Japan and Around the World : 20+ really thin buildings and houses in Japan : Cramped City Living: 10 of the Narrowest Houses in the World : 12 of the Narrowest Homes in the World

Capsule living

Thought might be relevant for some of our projects.  The post is on capsule living, they give a few examples including the one below by Arakawa.

The original post is on

DVF Studio by Work Architecture Company


Depthscrapers Defy Earthquakes (Nov, 1931)

An underground skyscraper designed to address the issue of earthquakes in japan, published in a newspaper in 1931. Read the text at