Chinese apartment buildings

In addition to all this beautiful architecture, that we have already covered, we will occasionally post something to balance things. So this time we will have a gallery which does not look good at all. This LEGO-like architecture is of Chinese origin.

There are several factors contributing to such architectural outcome

1. The land prices in Hong Kong and mainland China have continued to rise and the construction companies are forced to go vertical

2. Strict laws regarding construction development

Usually the apartments in these buildings are as small as possible with as many as several families sharing a single apartment while still paying extraordinary prices for the rent. So no privacy and no coziness. If for example one would like to buy an apartment in such a building then the average price per square foot (in Hong Kong) can be as high as $1, 893.

Enjoy the images. Pictures courtesy of Michael Wolf &