We are happy to introduce Arkemi's academic discourse sessions, Arkademi. It consists of a presentation/film screening followed by open discussions, Thursday lunch at our office. The subject is different every week, but focuses on architecture history and technology, as well as architectural news.
We have recently been working a lot with urban density for an exciting project of ours (coming soon), so our amazing fellow arkemist Niels has chosen Kowloon Walled City as the topic this week. Located in Hong Kong.
Kowloon used to be the most dense and ungoverned human settlement on the planet. Demolished in 1987, it housed ca 50'000 residents within its 6.4 acre borders. That's a population per acre rate of 7'888 and FAR of 12.0, exceeding any other known example.