All posts tagged “apartments

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DANCHI DREAMS

Below is an interesting Kickstarter project by photographer and art director Cody Ellingham. I think many of you will appreciate it. It is a photobook of Japanese public housing apartments, which are known as Danchi. All of the photos were taken by Cory at night, hence… Read More

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A cohousing case study

There’s a lot of interest right now in micro apartments. Here is a recent example from New York City. Generally speaking the model is driven by a need to increase housing affordability: shrink the apartments; lower the prices.  To compensate for these smaller units, the… Read More

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Seattle vs. Vancouver

A reader recently shared an article with me called: Why Seattle builds apartments, but Vancouver, BC, builds condos. Thanks for that. It’s a good summary of the differences between these two markets and why over the last five years less than 4% of all new… Read More

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Art and apartments

Image Source: Vancouver by Marc M on 500px According to a recent Bloomberg article, this is where the rich are putting their money today: “The two greatest stores of wealth internationally today is contemporary art….. and I don’t mean that as a joke, I mean that… Read More

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Revisiting Charlotte

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Charlotte Apartments in Berlin and tried to back into some of the numbers for the project. I wanted to compare the economics behind a mid-rise project in Berlin to one in Toronto. After I wrote that post I forwarded… Read More

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Rise of rental

Last month Oxford Properties submitted a site plan application for the redevelopment of the rundown Cumberland Terrace in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood. If you’d like to browse the full application (including all the drawings), you can do that here. The proposal is a departure from previous… Read More