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Extreme Shots of Hong Kong Show a City Climbing Sky High

In an effort to house one of the densest populations in the world, Hong Kong's urban architecture—particularly in the fascinating, nigh-dystopian Kowloon Walled City—has long capitalized on growing upwards toward the sky instead of outward across extremely limited parameters. Documented by Australian artist Peter Stewart, the towering, ultra-narrow landscape of stacked residences is dazzling and terrifying at once, emphasizing the human elements—like household lights streaming through the opened windows, outdoor furniture, and hanging laundry—as well as the spooky lifelessness of the seemingly-endlessly tall towers. "Whenever I look at the photo's I wonder who's in that apartment, and what they are doing," says the photographer of his work, "this just gives so much depth to the photo's and I can sit looking at them for hours."

· The stacked urban architecture of Hong Kong by Peter Stewart [Design Boom]
· All Kowloon Walled City posts [Curbed National]