Tag: apartments

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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Apr 2, 2012

The Most Expensive 1-Bedroom Apartment in the World

The Most Expensive 1-Bedroom Apartment in the World

Photograph via Japan Sotheby’s International Realty Listed at a cool 1.8 billion yen ($21.8 million USD), the Sifter’s jaw dropped when the listing stated an apartment called The House, in the exclusive Minami-Azabu district of Tokyo (the most expensive neighbourhood in Tokyo), was a 4,434 square foot (411.932 sq m) 1-Bedroom apartment. At…

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Jul 28, 2011

Coolest. Loft. Ever. [40 pics]

Coolest. Loft. Ever. [40 pics]

Photograph via Rob Levy & Steve Wu It’s a bold statement I know. What constitutes the “Coolest. Ever.”? When you’re talking loft spaces, high ceilings is a must…. 30 ft… check. It also needs something unique, something memorable, so when you tell your friends about the “coolest loft ever” one line is all it…

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Jun 21, 2010

The Craziest Penthouse in San Francisco

The Craziest Penthouse in San Francisco

Perched on the top two floors of the 5-star St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. This $49 million, 20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq meters) penthouse is the craziest property I’ve ever seen in San Fran. Did I mention the 21-ft glass walls and 2,000 square foot terrace? Check out the pictures and descriptions below for…

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Apr 29, 2010

A Townhouse in the Sky

A Townhouse in the Sky

It has been a few months since I’ve posted a real estate jaw-dropper from the mecca of insane property values that is New York City. This time I shift focus from the artsy SoHo district, to the ultra-swank neighbourhood of TriBeCa; which Forbes listed as New York City’s most expensive area code in 2006. Check…

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