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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang rests in a hammock inside his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. After three decades in the same boxy dwelling Chang grew up in, he has come up with an innovative answer to the increasingly cramped lives of many urban dwellers -- the science fiction-like "domestic transformer". 

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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang rests in a hammock inside his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. After three decades in the same boxy dwelling Chang grew up in, he has come up with an innovative answer to the increasingly...more

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang rests in a hammock inside his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. After three decades in the same boxy dwelling Chang grew up in, he has come up with an innovative answer to the increasingly cramped lives of many urban dwellers -- the science fiction-like "domestic transformer". REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a wall filled with CDs to reveal an inside compartment in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. 



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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a wall filled with CDs to reveal an inside compartment in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a wall filled with CDs to reveal an inside compartment in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a compartment to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. 



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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a compartment to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a compartment to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a compartment to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. 



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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a compartment to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a compartment to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away two compartments to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. 



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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away two compartments to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away two compartments to reveal a 1.9-metre bathtub in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a track-mounted metal wall that bears a plasma TV to reveal a kitchen in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. 



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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a track-mounted metal wall that bears a plasma TV to reveal a kitchen in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a track-mounted metal wall that bears a plasma TV to reveal a kitchen in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. 



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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010.



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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. 




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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang folds a sofa to reveal a double bed in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a track-mounted metal wall that bears a plasma TV to reveal a kitchen in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. 



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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a track-mounted metal wall that bears a plasma TV to reveal a kitchen in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong architect Gary Chang slides away a track-mounted metal wall that bears a plasma TV to reveal a kitchen in his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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