Archinect - News 2014-04-23T12:05:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/82053475/kowloon-city-as-perverse-amusement-park-in-japan Kowloon City as (perverse?) Amusement Park in Japan Quilian Riano 2013-09-17T12:19:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:39:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/004a9694cb5295f5c12298bcfb23a9d4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a 5 minute walk from Kawasaki Station (&#24029;&#23822;&#39365;) it was easy to spot the amusement complex from its faux rusted exterior sticking out like a sore thumb between standard Japanese tower blocks. Note that it&rsquo;s over 18&prime;s only!</p></em><br /><br /><p> After a 5 minute walk from Kawasaki Station (&#24029;&#23822;&#39365;) it was easy to spot the amusement complex from its faux rusted exterior sticking out like a sore thumb between standard Japanese tower blocks. Note that it&rsquo;s over 18&prime;s only!&nbsp;Entering through the sliding doors you find yourself in a red anti-chamber which looks like something out of Half-Life.&nbsp;Proceeding through the hissing door you&rsquo;re immediately immersed in a dark and dingy alleyway constructed with the look and feel of the original Kowloon Walled City &ndash; grimy, devoid of sunlight and complete with a soundtrack to match.&nbsp;Even the city&rsquo;s reputation as a den of iniquity for prostitution, gambling, and drugs has been recreated!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71489890/kowloon-walled-city-life-in-the-city-of-darkness Kowloon Walled City: Life in the City of Darkness Archinect 2013-04-18T15:57:00-04:00 >2014-03-15T14:03:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9ptqdcbv4qbptn6n.jpg" width="514" height="838" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kowloon Walled City, located not far from the former Kai Tak Airport, was a remarkable high-rise squatter camp that by the 1980s had 50,000 residents. A historical accident of colonial Hong Kong, it existed in a lawless vacuum until it became an embarrassment for Britain. This month marks the 20th anniversary of its demolition.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>