Hong Kong is the city with the most prominent high-rise buildings of the world. Its well-known skyline displaying the high percentage of commercial buildings and luxury penthouses. However, it’s also a city that contains the complete opposite of this modern spatial planning. This collection zooms in on the residential areas behind the front line, the settlements that evolved next to the original development plans. ‘Tanka people’, who transformed their boats into a complete village on stilts, urban squatters, who have been occupying unused land for over 50 years with self-made huts, roof-communities, who settled down on top of many high-rise buildings throughout the city, and the less privileged, who will end up in subdivided spaces as a result of the highly dense environment. All within one city.