Mini-appartamenti nel mondo in cui la gente vive davvero


Sempre più persone si trasferiscono in città, ma le città non si ingrandiscono allo stesso ritmo, anzi, per tener testa alla crescita della popolazione, le case si rimpiccioliscono. Alcune persone sono costrette a vivere in spazi davvero microscopici, e fare di una stanza un’abitazione intera. Nei bassifondi di Mumbai, in India, più di un milione di persone prende in affitto camere da 100 metri quadri per 5 centesimi al metro quadro, mentre a Hong Kong c’è un appartamento di 600 metri quadri diviso in cubicoli da 25 metri quadri l’uno soprannominati “stanze bara”. Ecco alcuni dei posti più stretti e angusti che certe persone si trovano costrette a chiamare “casa”:
a-few-miles-away-seungchul-you-agrees-his-one-room-200-square-foot-apartment-suits-his-needs-just-fine

another-style-is-the-cage-home-a-stackable-six-foot-by-two-foot-wire-box-also-located-in-hong-kong

by-comparison-jon-christian-stubblefield-lives-in-a-200-square-foot-palace-in-seattle-washington

chinas-largest-developer-china-vanke-showcases-a-micro-apartment-at-the-pearl-river-delta-real-estate-fair-in-guangzhou-province

dharavi-a-locality-in-the-direct-middle-of-mumbai-india-is-one-of-the-largest-slums-in-asia-more-than-a-million-people-live-there

hundreds-of-elderly-men-such-as-kong-siu-kau-live-in-these-conditions-in-one-such-building-up-to-12-men-can-live-together-in-tightly-packed-cages



in-space-deprived-china-tiny-is-the-new-big

inside-a-600-square-foot-apartment-complex-in-hong-kong-sit-19-units-all-measuring-less-than-25-square-feet-they-are-known-as-cubicle-homes-or-more-ominously-coffin-homes

it-was-an-affordable-option-living-inside-the-citys-core-for-under-1200-stubblefield-told-reporters-in-2013

its-the-home-of-israeli-writer-edgar-keret-who-visits-warsaw-twice-a-year

keret-designed-the-apartment-to-commemorate-his-parents-family-who-died-in-the-holocaust-during-world-war-ii

kong-kyung-soon-73-lives-in-a-cramped-apartment-with-just-21-square-feet-of-living-space-not-including-the-area-for-her-toilet-and-hot-plate

like-in-all-tiny-apartments-efficient-storage-keeps-the-room-from-feeling-too-constricting

she-lives-next-to-the-posh-gangnam-suburb-in-seoul-south-korea

the-conditions-are-squalid-there-are-bed-bugs-and-putrid-smells

the-rent-for-a-100-square-foot-home-ranges-from-004-per-square-foot-to-006-per-square-foot

tiny-apartment-hong-kong

until-the-hong-kong-government-acknowledges-the-danger-of-the-conditions-however-the-best-former-residents-can-do-is-protest-the-cages-are-where-many-will-live-out-their-remaining-years

wang-cunchun-90-lives-with-his-60-year-old-son-in-a-107-square-foot-apartment-in-shanghai-china

with-rent-costing-150-a-month-the-units-are-comprised-of-just-two-wooden-panels-set-together-residents-are-just-steps-from-shopping-and-financial-districts