All posts tagged “towers

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Limits of housing affordability

The San Francisco Chronicle recently published an article called, “SF residential projects languish as rising costs force developers to cash out.” It talks about the impact that rising costs (both construction and other) are having on new housing supply. Some developers aren’t building even though may… Read More

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The Hong Kong window ledge

My friends at the architecture practice Valente Rodgers told me something fascinating about the Hong Kong real estate market last night. Both partners worked as architects in Hong Kong for a number of years. In Hong Kong, you’re allowed to deduct certain projecting windows from… Read More

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Un bosco verticale

At the end of 2015, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat awarded Bosco Verticale in Milan the “2015 Best Tall Building Europe” and the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide.” It was the 14th Annual of these awards. What makes Bosco Verticale (or Vertical Forest) special… Read More

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Rethinking the tall building

Back in February of this year (2015), Philip Oldfield, who is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Nottingham, gave the following talk at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Click here if you can’t see it below. If you’re interested in cities and how… 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