Daily Archives: January 13, 2013


PHOTOGRAPHY – 100 Photos of 100 Rooms of 100sq ft 12

Michael Wolf’s classic 2006 series ‘100×100’ documents 100 dwellings measuring approximately 100 square feet in HK’s oldest public housing estate. The project, shot at Shek Kip Mei Estate, is Wolf’s ‘investigation into the use of limited space‘…

See also: Michael Wolf’s most famous series Architecture of Density. Also, Hong Kong Cornerhouses and, his latest, most controversial work, Window Watching….

He used a wide-angle lens and completed the shoot before much of the estate was demolished and redeveloped. Originally built by the British to house large numbers of mainland migrants and relive the city of hillside ghettos, the housing units – little more than small cubicles – were completed in 1953…

New towers were built in 1979 and 1982. There are now 26 blocks and 7,363 units on the site with an authorised capacity of 13,900…