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Cocoons | Peter Steinhauer | Via

Steinhauer, who lived in Asia for near twenty years, beautifully captured the style of construction that is unique to Hong Kong in which the building is wrapped in silk fabric to prevent debris from falling onto the street and pedestrians below.

Buildings are wrapped in silk regardless of whether the building is being built, being taken down, and regardless of whether it’s inhabited. It is possible to have to live with silk-covered windows for as long as the construction on one of these enormous buildings lasts.