In Little Italy, San Diego there is a shortage of apartments at a price point working class people can afford. This is driving people farther away from the city and creating a further reliance on the automobile. One of the main impetus for this increase in costs is parking. Parking takes up a tremendous amount of space, drives up construction costs, and delays construction.
Interior design studio FWS_work has used natural materials and neutral colours to complete this calming apartment renovation in Xinpu, Taiwan, designed to offer the owner a refuge from his busy job as a pilot. Dubbed Residence W, the apartment was intended as an antidote to city life, with its entry, kitchen, reading, dining and living
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Australian studio Jackson Clements Burrows has completed a mass-timber student accommodation scheme at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Victoria, which has been shortlisted in the housing category of Dezeen Awards 2021. Two sweeping arcs providing accommodation for 642 students hug a central courtyard on the 18,000-square-metre site, which is the first to complete in a
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Among the new real estate consumption trends, there is the neologism called ‘Young-kkel Generation’ which means that young people borrow money from banks and their entire family members as much as possible desperately to buy their own house. ‘Yeong-kkel generation’ is an expression of anxiety created by the young generation’s fear that they cannot buy their own houses in the future due to a sharp rise in house prices. This situation is getting so serious.
Japanese studio Tatsuya Kawamoto + Associates has created a house in the city of Ichinomiya, Japan, with exaggerated eaves that shelter an outdoor living space and garden. The dwelling, named Imaise House, is situated on a private side road in a densely populated district. It is shortlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
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The gut renovation of a Brooklyn brownstone for a chef and their family led Home Studios to create spaces intended for hosting dinner parties. Built in 1901, the three-storey Fort Greene Townhouse required an entire overhaul following an earlier “underwhelming” renovation that left its spaces lacking in character. Brooklyn-based Home Studios, which is shortlisted for
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Prince Charles’ private estate has revealed plans for a sustainable, “landscape-led” new town in Faversham, Kent, created in collaboration with architect Ben Pentreath. South East Faversham is a proposed extension to Faversham, a market town in Kent, England, located 48 miles from London. The town will be built on land owned by the Duchy of
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Lukstudio has overhauled a formerly gaudy apartment interior in Guangzhou, China, to feature a series of serene living spaces lined in Douglas fir. The apartment belongs to businessman Peter Fong, who previously collaborated with Lukstudio on the design of a nearby cafe-cum-co-working space. He brought the studio back on board to revamp the apartment he
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Mexican studio Escobedo Soliz has renovated a family’s residence inside a 1940s housing complex that was modelled on Le Corbusier’s Radiant City masterplan. The project entailed the renovation of an apartment in the Centro Urbano Presidente Alemán, or CUPA, a notable housing project in Mexico City’s Del Valle neighbourhood. It was the first modernist residential
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