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Le Haut Perché / Studio Weave

<i>From the architect.</i> About Refuges Périurbains:
The fringes of Bordeaux remain relatively unknown. As is common to this periphery in most cities, …

Architecture

Upstairs, Downstairs: A Workshop and Garage Hidden in a Hillside

London-based architects Feilden Fowles designed a combination workshop and garage that is meant to disappear into the hillside at the base of a …

Architecture

Multibillion-dollar buying spree by Chinese investors shows signs of slowing

A cooling economy and government regulations putting brakes on investment in U.S. real estate<p>China has become the dominant global power when it comes to overseas real estate investment. According to data from JLL, a global commercial real estate service, the county became the worldwide leader in …

Real Estate

What Fewer Vacant Homes Say About the Housing Market

Zombies are great for TV, great for movies and books, seemingly even great for the national psyche. But there's one place where they are not so …

Real Estate

Contrast in Coastal Communities and Beaches Really Matter!

Maine Beach<p>My wife grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and we try to stay in touch with old friends. We came back from a visit a few days ago and …

New Hampshire

SPAM Real Estate Mailings….Don’t do it!

Ticks and Spam…not good!I’ve been writing about real estate, social media and my hometown, for more than 10 years. In that time, I’ve learned a …

Real Estate

8 cool ideas for U.S. cities, courtesy of the Dutch

Urban interventions galore<p>From Mondrian’s colorful, pared-down compositions to a bike- and weed-friendly culture, there’s a lot the Netherlands is known for. And recently, these cultural footings —as well as universal headaches like potholes and road safety—have inspired a number of innovative …

United States

Why Seoul’s Garden Bridge Is A Success In Urban Planning

Seoul’s ambitious Skygarden revives a disused elevated 1970s highway with 24,000 plants – and is open to all, 24 hours a day

Urban Design

Edmonton looking to protect boulevard trees from construction damage

'These trees have a lot more value than just the esthetics,' says Parkallen resident<p>The City of Edmonton is looking at developing new rules to …

Construction

10 questions you should ask mortgage lenders

1. What’s the interest rate?<p>Right off the bat, you should ask your lender for a direct interest rate quote as well as the corresponding annual …

Millennials should stop whining about their high rent — and do this instead

Go ahead, make a grandma your new roommate<p>The money you’ll save doing this won’t get old.<p>Millennials and boomers could both solve their real estate …

Real Estate

Where Chinese millionaires want to move

Chinese millionaires are warming up to Canada and cooling on Britain. But they're still red-hot for the United States.<p>That's according to a survey by research firm Hurun Report and Visas Consulting Group that tracks immigration trends among Chinese individualsworth between 10 million and 200 …

China

U.S.-China Relationship Key to Global Luxury Real Estate’s Future, Says Knight Frank’s Market Watcher

Liam Bailey says he’s surprised by just how much governments around the world are getting into the property game<p>As global head of Knight Frank’s …

Real Estate

London New Home Starts Surge 42% as Builders Ignore Brexit Woes - Bloomberg

London home starts rose to the highest in 18 months even as the number of unsold properties under construction climbed amid uncertainty surrounding …

Real Estate

Stripping buildings of their cladding ‘is actually increasing the risk of fire’

Stripping buildings of their cladding – even if it’s suspect – could actually increase the risk of fire, landlords have been warned.<p>Tower blocks …

Construction

10 Contemporary Japanese Homes Pushing The Architectural Envelope

Contemporary Japanese homes are a balance between the country’s traditional values of organizing spaces and architectural innovation that is …

Architecture

A breakdown of Toronto's foreign real estate buyers

Toronto may be popular with foreign buyers, but probably not as popular as you think.<p>Thanks to the Ontario Ministry of Finance (MoF), we’ve received a regional update on where exactly foreign buyers are flocking in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region (GGHR). Between April 24, and May 26, Toronto …

Real Estate

Workshop in Italy Constructs Rammed Earth Structures to Rescue Constructive Traditions

In a 12-day workshop, Building Trust International and Terraepaglia joined the Ciuffelli Agricultural Technical Institute in Todi, Italy, with the …

Architecture

Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide

TechCrunch:<p>Unless you’ve had a chance to try some Apple HomeKit products in someone’s home or apartment, it can be hard to understand how it all …

Apple

25 Percent of Australian Homes Have Switched to Solar, and Other Green Triumphs This Week

<i>Solar panels on a home in southern Australia. (David Clarke / CC 2.0)</i><p>Renewables continue to take the world by storm, which is good news for the …

Cleveland

This NYC Penthouse Looks Totally Normal Until You Spot This 1 Insane Thing

With its weathered shingles, bucolic cupola, and inviting wrap around terrace, it's hard to resist the charm of a Nantucket-style cottage. But what happens when you move that signature beach house style away from the shore and into the city? You get 72 East 1st St., one of the most unique …

Houses

Copenhagen Needs More Jane Jacobs, Says Jan Gehl

When it comes to new construction in his hometown, the veteran urbanist is not impressed.<p>Don’t believe everything you read about the influence of Jane Jacobs. When it comes to constructing new neighborhoods, her ideas are largely being ignored. So says Jan Gehl, the groundbreaking Danish architect, …

Urbanism

The Housing Crisis Is a Building Crisis

Construction industry productivity in the U.S. is lower today than it was in 1968—and it won’t pick up unless it can embrace modernization.<p>There’s at least one thing many urbanists and Donald Trump appear to agree about: America is indeed stuck in a building crisis. Its infrastructure is …

Construction

Is the Tiny House Trend Over? Survey Reports Homeowners Regret Not Buying Bigger Homes

Tiny house nation may only exist on TV, a new study finds.<p>After polling 2,264 U.S. adults ages 18 and up, Trulia unearthed what real estate missteps …

Real Estate

Facebook unveils new campus plans

Facebook is set to vastly expand its Menlo Park campus, unveiling plans for on-site stores, pharmacies and over a thousand new housing units.<p>This …

Facebook

Fresh data expected to show house price growth is slipping

Fresh signs of a slowdown in the housing market are expected this week when one of the most highly regarded barometers of the sector is released.<p>The …

Personal Finance (UK)

6 smart doorbells to watch over your front stoop

Smart Homes

Guide to Removing Interior and Exterior House Walls

01 of 07<p>Can I Take Down Exterior Walls?<p>Next to "Is there hardwood under that carpet?" the second most-popular question among homeowners must be: "Can …

Home Improvement

Study: When retail stores close down, neighborhood crime goes up

New research on crime and closures confirms Jane Jacobs’s ‘eyes on the street’ theory<p>Activist, author, and urban theorist Jane Jacobs’s famous concept of eyes on the street—that active, lively mixed-use communities are safer and more stable due to constant observation and activity from …

Cities