All posts tagged “apartments

Two-up, two-down

Feargus O’Sullivan is doing a series in CityLab right now on the “home designs” that define four European cities: London, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris. The first one is on London’s classic “two-up, two-down” design, which refers to a two storey home with a living room… Read More

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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