Tag: apartments

Apr 12, 2017

This Glass Bottomed Pool Lets You Admire the Ground 500 ft Below

This Glass Bottomed Pool Lets You Admire the Ground 500 ft Below

Check out the sky pool on the rooftop of the 40-story Market Square Tower in Houston

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Sep 6, 2016

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Density

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Density

It’s the fourth densest place on Earth with the second most high rises (12 stores or higher) in the world

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Apr 12, 2016

This Transformable 309 Sq ft Smart Home Has Way More Than Meets the Eye

This Transformable 309 Sq ft Smart Home Has Way More Than Meets the Eye

It’s one of the best uses of small space we’ve seen

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Apr 2, 2016

Windows That Morph Into Balconies at the Push of a Button

Windows That Morph Into Balconies at the Push of a Button

The award-winning design by HofmanDujardin is currently in production

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Jul 27, 2015

A Clever Hotel Room ‘Loft’ Designed for Longer Stays

A Clever Hotel Room ‘Loft’ Designed for Longer Stays

In a regular hotel room or studio apartment, the bed always dominates. At Zoku, a big kitchen table serves as focal point.

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Apr 18, 2013

An Old Clock Tower Converted Into a Penthouse

An Old Clock Tower Converted Into a Penthouse

Located in the trendy DUMBO (down under the Manhattan bridge overpass) neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York is One Main Street; a 126-unit loft conversion by David Walentas (creator of the DUMBO neighbourhood) in 1998. The former cardboard box factory was originally built in 1915 and features a beautiful clock tower. Walentas renamed it the…

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Apr 1, 2013

Depictions of Architectural Density in Hong Kong

Depictions of Architectural Density in Hong Kong

Born in Munich and now living in Hong Kong, award-winning photographer Michael Wolf has focused his career on capturing life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture and vernacular culture of metropolises. Wolf grew up in Canada, Europe and the United States, studying at UC Berkeley and at the Folkwang School…

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Feb 21, 2013

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Founded in 1972, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) in Hong Kong recently released this series of startling photographs that show the cramped living conditions of residents by shooting entire ‘apartments’ from above. While the use of a wide-angle lens certainly dramatizes the effect, there is no doubt that these are very small living…

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Oct 2, 2012

‘Elevator Bed’ Rises to Reveal Sunken Living Room

‘Elevator Bed’ Rises to Reveal Sunken Living Room

Design and Photography by YO! Home Inspired by the counterweight mechanics of stage scenery, YO! Home attempts to rethink the urban apartment and create additional space by hiding rooms when not in use. The most dramatic example is the ‘elevator bed’ which rises into the ceiling to reveal a sunken living room beneath.…

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Sep 18, 2012

Belgium Water Tower Converted into Single Family Home

Belgium Water Tower Converted into Single Family Home

Located in the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel, this 30 meter (98.4 ft) water tower was originally built between 1938 and 1941. It was in service until the 1990s and was even used as a watchtower by the Nazis when they took over Belgium in World War II. In 2007, Bham Design Studio set forth…

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