A building boom of supertalls skyscrapers in New York City is resulting in some of the highest residential units in the world — we're talking apartments that are at a dizzying 90 stories and higher. So where does that leave the people who live in the former-tallest residential buildings? Don't worry, they're just fine in their 80th floor apartments — because the view there is supposedly better.
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When you live in an apartment, not only do you have to put up with noisy neighbours, you also have to deal with their smells sneaking into your home via the hallway. A draft blocker is one way to seal off the crack at the bottom of your front door, but those always seem to be in the way. So the Door Filter, which attaches to the bottom and rides along whenever your front door's opened and closed, seems like a far better one.
The days of movie posters and tapestries are over. It's time to give your apartment some personality, but you probably don't want to spend a fortune. Well, I'm here to tell you that it can be done, and I'll also tell you exactly how to do it. Here are 10 tips for whipping your place into shape, without busting your budget.
Did you think a 32sqm apartment sounded impossible to live in? This one's even smaller at just 22sqm. Somehow, architect Tim Seggerman renovated a New York residence to make that postage stamp-sized space work like magic. And he even made room for a washing machine!
Living in New York City isn't all adventure and dynamism. Unless you are wealthy the way no real person is, you probably have to settle for a living space that is cramped and cluttered. It is the project of Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, to come up with an ideal New York apartment — one with a small footprint, both physically and environmentally, and one that offers just as much beauty and functionality as a pad multiple times its size.
Heading off to work on a rain-soaked bike is unpleasant, even more so when you're paying for an expensive apartment with a car-sized garage. So Japanese architects have designed the perfect compromise — an apartment complex that integrates a compact motorcycle garage into each unit.
Hong Kong can now claim a Frank Gehry of its own, joining the ranks of Los Angeles and New York, Prague and Bilbao — cosmopolitan cities privileged with a billowing bauble with which to launch a minor tourism or luxury apartment campaign.
I initially thought this apartment building, designed by Japanese firm Eastern Design Office, had an eating disorder. But really, the On-The-Corner house has a triangular wedge design that, when viewed at just the right angle, nearly makes it look two-dimensional.