for an european, it often surprises me how little space asians calculate for passageways, rooms, facilities. everything is cramped, tight, narrow and yet, there is a whole different aesthetic around the resulting perspectives.
in america, it's the opposite: everything is broad, spacy, open - and people keep their distance. in fact, it all leads me to my newest theory of a east-west vector of opening space for human beings.
i wonder if this has something to do with the direction our planet spins around the sun.
Calmate! Calmate! take a deep breath.............ok,let me explain in more detail about this post! Ill start with my second shot and that is the same photo as #1,but i used a symmetrical program that mirrors one half of the image,thus makes this passageway look much narrower then it really looks.yes asians are more compact,sensible,aware of their environment,especially in such tight quarters,but living in the city this becomes their life,with the many of thousands of people all wanting to come to the big city in hopes of making money and finding a new life,many endure the consequences of the city.many live in very small rooms and share with maybe five or six others,students going to college are notorious on this subject.On the subject of america and the habitats of the people their,all i can say is enjoy it while you can.the world is still the same size,but we are getting bigger.
not sure what direction were spinning but from time to time i feel a little wobble!
I almost forgot to mention also that when hanoi was being built there was a huge tax on the width of your property but mentioned nothing of the length,so people built their homes like freight trains in width and length.