Sino Land are working on a new residential development near my office. It’ll be six tightly-packed blocks of 40+ storeys each, with lots of tiny concrete-box apartments per floor. It’s on the edge of Mong Kok and Tai Kok Tsui, which is widely held to be one of the most densely-populated places on the face of the Earth.
And what have they decided to name this habitat? Human-hive? The Sardinecan? Pod City? No, they’ve opted for The Hermitage.
Perhaps it’s not standard apartments at all. Perhaps it’s over 40 floors of bijou columnettes, for the urban Stylite-about-town.