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<p>Set in a beautiful walled botanic garden, this stunning house was conceived by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. Architecturally, it is a unique combination of local Moorish touches, art deco flourishes, and more than a little of the (then) new school of Modernism. The distinctive blue colour bears Majorelle's name. </p>
Villa Majorelle

Set in a beautiful walled botanic garden, this stunning house was conceived by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. Architecturally, it is a unique combination of local Moorish touches, art deco flourishes, and more than a little of the (then) new school of Modernism. The distinctive blue colour bears Majorelle's name.

Marrakech, Morocco
December 2010   ▪   Pentax K10D

<p>An angular modern house plays with the slope of its plot near Bressanone. The large front windows overlook vineyards.</p>
Angular modern

An angular modern house plays with the slope of its plot near Bressanone. The large front windows overlook vineyards.

Bressanone / Brixen, Italy
September 2020   ▪   Ricoh GRIII

<p>The transition from farm fields to high-rise blocks is sudden on some approaches to Sofia.</p>
Blocks outside Sofia

The transition from farm fields to high-rise blocks is sudden on some approaches to Sofia.

Sofia, Bulgaria
September 2011   ▪   Panasonic DMC-TZ10

<p>A view over Singapore's public housing blocks and cranes at the city-state's immense container terminals.<br /></p>
Blocks and cranes

A view over Singapore's public housing blocks and cranes at the city-state's immense container terminals.

Singapore
December 2013   ▪   Pentax K10D

<p>The spiral staircase of a modern flat takes on a different air by night.</p>
Spiral

The spiral staircase of a modern flat takes on a different air by night.

Bressanone / Brixen, Italy
September 2020   ▪   Ricoh GRIII

<p>Macao has some of the highest population density figures in the world. Some sections of the geographically constrained city are home to more than 20,000 people per square kilometre. </p>
Population density

Macao has some of the highest population density figures in the world. Some sections of the geographically constrained city are home to more than 20,000 people per square kilometre.

Macao
May 2012   ▪   Pentax K10D

<p>Better known for its soaring skyline and manic lifestyle, Hong Kong also retains aspects of its pre-colonial Chinese tradition, particularly in the New Territories connected to the mainland. This courtyard home called Tai Fu Tai dates from 1865, not long after the British had seized Hong Kong Island but before they leased the New Territories from China. It is an outstanding example of 19th Century Chinese architecture. <br /></p>
Portal and courtyard

Better known for its soaring skyline and manic lifestyle, Hong Kong also retains aspects of its pre-colonial Chinese tradition, particularly in the New Territories connected to the mainland. This courtyard home called Tai Fu Tai dates from 1865, not long after the British had seized Hong Kong Island but before they leased the New Territories from China. It is an outstanding example of 19th Century Chinese architecture.

San Tin, Hong Kong
July 2006   ▪   Pentax K10D

<p>An elegant flat with improbably narrow top floors at the corner of Juncal and Montevideo. </p>
Juncal y Montevideo

An elegant flat with improbably narrow top floors at the corner of Juncal and Montevideo.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 1998   ▪   Pentax IQ Zoom 120

<p>Space-restricted Hong Kong has been building high-density high-rise housing for decades. More and more districts are taking on this character.<br /></p>
High-rise homes

Space-restricted Hong Kong has been building high-density high-rise housing for decades. More and more districts are taking on this character.

Aberdeen, Hong Kong
May 2012   ▪   Pentax K10D

<p>Designed by Viktor Andreyev (who also did the Hotel Cosmos just down the road), this 25-storey tower block dates from 1968 and is something of a Moscow landmark. The trees block the stilts that give it its unusual name, the House on Chicken Legs (Дом на ножках in Russian). </p>
House on Chicken Legs

Designed by Viktor Andreyev (who also did the Hotel Cosmos just down the road), this 25-storey tower block dates from 1968 and is something of a Moscow landmark. The trees block the stilts that give it its unusual name, the House on Chicken Legs (Дом на ножках in Russian).

Moscow, Russia
September 2011   ▪   Panasonic DMC-TZ10

<p>The facade of the Ming Fung Building on Wan Chai Road reveals a few residents still up, burning the midnight oil. <br /></p>
Ming Fung

The facade of the Ming Fung Building on Wan Chai Road reveals a few residents still up, burning the midnight oil.

Hong Kong
May 2012   ▪   Panasonic DMC-TZ10

<p>A gracefully dilapidated house still shows its charms.</p>
Faded glory

A gracefully dilapidated house still shows its charms.

Willemstad, Curaçao
April 2015   ▪   Olympus TG2

<p>Snow coats a row of homes along Kensal Town's First Avenue, with the Trellick Tower in the distance.</p>
First Avenue, Kensal Town

Snow coats a row of homes along Kensal Town's First Avenue, with the Trellick Tower in the distance.

London, United Kingdom
December 2010   ▪   Panasonic DMC-TZ10