Author Archives: nazim

Art Center College of Design

Source: bldgblog.blogspot.com

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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

Source: dezeen.com

Site Possibilities

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

Sources:

darkroastedblend.com : Narrow Buildings in Japan and Around the World

bouncingredball.com : 20+ really thin buildings and houses in Japan

weburbanist.com : Cramped City Living: 10 of the Narrowest Houses in the World

pointclickhome.com : 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 darkroastedblend.com

DVF Studio by Work Architecture Company

Source: www.dezeen.com

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 modernmechanix.com