the Finnish association of Architects limited grove group ceo Hannu lehto, according to the healthy competition.according to Him, affordable housing is possible to prepare, write trade magazine."If we are just given the chance, so we were able to build in Southern Finland, 100 000 € for two-room apartments.This happens, if we can make the formula your own pencil without zoning inspectors, boards and construction supervision of a number of unjustified restrictions," Grove argues."we Dropped a huge amount of housing costs, but we would follow still, all of the standards.This does not mean DDR-level traces, but the architect's professional skill there is to design preferably."
With rent prices in cities like San Francisco, Portland, and New York soaring to astronomical heights as of late, hearing about the new rent-bidding service Rentberry is sure to put prospective renters in a tail-spin.So instead of going about renting an apartment the old-fashioned way — you know by submitting an application for the price that s listed — interested tenants now have the ability to place bids on any residences they re keen on, be it over or under the posted list price.This isn t just about people offering a lot of money, Lubinsky told Digital Trends.Application fees are a pain in the neck — especially if a renter doesn t actually move into a place they ve already spent money on — and not hearing back from a landlord causes undue stress during an already strenuous time.While the above examples are purely speculative, it remains to be seen just how exactly landlords and tenants will react to a venture like Rentberry.To address its main criticism, Lubinsky remained firm in asserting that if prices are destined to rise in the housing market, they will with or without a service like Rentberry.
When traveling to an area you re unfamiliar with, you should be especially aware of your surroundings and potential risks: pickpocketing, for example.Citybase Apartments put together the data based on their own research you can head to their post to see their full list of sources .Some of these are fairly straightforward.Barcelona, SpainLas RamblasPlaza CatalunyaRome, ItalyTerminiThe Via dei Fori ImperialiPrague, Czech RepublicThe Old Town SquareThe Charles BridgeMadrid, SpainEl RastroThe MetroParis, FranceEiffel TowerNotre-Dame CathedralFlorence, ItalyThe Ponte VecchioThe San Lorenzo MarketAmsterdam, HollandRed Light DistrictDam SquareAthens, GreeceOmonia SquareMetaxourgioLondon EnglandOxford StreetCamdenYou always want to pay attention to your surroundings, but it helps to know the areas where pickpockets strike most so you can be prepared.For more spots, head to their infographic at the link below.WHERE IN EUROPE ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO BE A VICTIM OF PICKPOCKETING?
Caption: Playboy Architecture, 1953—1979, a new exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago, features this rendering for The Playboy s Town House, from a 1962 issue of the magazine.Playboy, on the other hand, welcomed thinkers like van der Rohe and spaces not meant for families.The magazine s editors used these designers to construct the idea of the Playboy pad, a space the Elmherst s academics describe as a universe of radical interiority and total environments that sustain the art of seduction.Bathing suits: optional.The layout for the Town House also came with pages of product recommendations, prices, and places to shop.Colomina says Playboy s decision to feature chairs, which were accessible in ways apartments and indoor swimming pools were not, was particularly significant.
GIFJust because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn t mean you don t want to entertain.So here s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating around, without wasting precious floor space once all your guests have left.Designer Jongha Choi s From 2D to 3D furniture collection is fully functional when unfolded to third dimensional form.But for easy storage, the simple seats and table collapse into just two dimensions mostly so they can be slid behind a bookshelf or hung on a wall as a piece of functional modern art.There s no word on where or when you ll be able to buy Choi s unique take on flat-pack furniture.But its clever engineering could be used for everything from dining room tables to bed frames, and the next time you had to move would be as easy as picking up plywood from the lumber store.
The model apartment is for customers to get the touch and feel before they strike. But you come to a border when it is not possible to make smaller apartments. - Many have found that this is safer than regular outlets, because you can pick off the socket when not in use, says Lotta Sjödin. By electrical outlets are removable you avoid using extension cords while increasing freedom of choice for each lamp can be placed. Eight families have lived there for two weeks each to know how the solutions work in practice. - In the evening, before the laying of the children, there were many who chose to move the TV closer to the wall sofa to create a cozier atmosphere, says Lotta Sjödin.
That means you have your full internet speeds wherever you are in your home, even if you're far away from your primary Eero, and you never have to think about switching the connection, like you do on a regular extender.I spoke with Nick Weaver, CEO and co-founder of Eero, who helped explain what makes the Eero as good as it is.It seems so simple and obvious, so why don't other companies use two radios in their WiFi extenders to talk AND listen simultaneously?And let's not forget one of the worst pain points of routers and extenders: Setup.Indeed, it's fairly expensive compared to the regular routers and extenders we're used to.It's ideal for large homes where your main router might not reach the furthest corners, and it's also great for certain types of apartments, too, like those that are longer than they are wide.More from Tech Insider:Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in commonApple may be building more than just an electric car AAPL Google is opening a new driverless car facility near Detroit this yearApple has a huge decision to make about naming the iPhone AAPL This is, quite simply, the best WiFi router you can buyNOW WATCH: Sorry Apple fans — the iPhone 7 is going to be boringLoading video...
Small urban apartments aren't ideal spaces to grow plants.But Livi, a new mini planter created by a team of landscape designers and architects, aims to make greenery accessible to everyone.Livi can stick to any surface — whether that's a windowpane or wall — which helps plants get the optimal amount of sunlight.The idea is to bring life to dim, cramped apartments, especially ones with limited space on their windowsills, the lead designer, Hooman Koliji, tells Tech Insider.The Livi team launched a Kickstarter campaign, which has raised over $21,000 of its $23,500 goal since April 20.Backers can order one for $16, two for $30, or six for $66, with expected delivery in September.Check out the cute planters, which are shaped like little critters.View As: One PageSlides
City of Boston Archaeology Program The boyhood home of influential black activist Malcolm X has turned out to be a fascinating archaeological site.Rodnell Collins — Ella's son, who owns the house today — plans to restore the home, possibly to turn it into apartments for graduate students studying civil rights, social justice or African-American history, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation."I wish it hadn't happened, but we're recovering a lot of materials that were in the house that the family hadn't seen since the looting in the '70s," Bagley told Live Science, adding that Rodnell Collins has been able to identify toys that he played with and pieces of his mother's mixing bowl.Surprisingly, the excavators discovered a foundation for a previously unknown structure and a hoard of artifacts from the 18th century, including clay wig curlers and expensive ceramics that indicate there was a wealthy person's home there more than 200 years ago."We're finding thousands of artifacts from at least 100 years before the house was built," Bagley said.For example, they posted a picture of a broken gold, plastic disc found at the site, and within minutes, someone had identified it as a trading stamp token from a store called Sav-A Coin in South Carolina.
apartment buildings is one the fastest-growing sectors in the country right now.Post-traumatic stress from the recent mortgage crisis and a younger generation less attached to home ownership is fast making renting the new American choice.In an era when consumer tech is saturated and unicorns are dying off by the day, real estate remains ripe for innovation.This has created the expectation for easier online interfaces on the professional side, as well — and made calling or faxing rental contracts and leasing information seem increasingly dated.Enter SaaS-based solutions.With some of the biggest names in venture capital, including our own lead investor, Trinity Ventures, doubling down, growth in 2016 is expected to be even steeper.
Whether you re setting up a new home, planning a series of upgrades—or even assembling a sound system from scratch, in a sizable home or luxury apartment, no matter if your favourite music is Beyonce or Beethoven, a multi-room wireless speaker system needs to provide outstanding sound quality, style and convenience.Christian Honegger, CEO at Tat Chuan Acoustic Ltd, which distributes high-end sound systems, including SONOS speakers and home entertainment equipment across South-East Asia says a latest trend in wireless multi-room music includes the ability stream from various music services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer .Play: 1Given that rooms in sizable homes and luxury apartments vary, Honegger notes that many multi-room speaker systems fail to take into consideration room size and acoustics, which is especially true for bigger homes.Honegger says a good example of this is the versatile way a single player source can be stereo-paired, used with Play: 5 speakers for surround sound or coupled with a Sub to firm up the low-end range of acoustic sounds.Using a single app, users can play music, change settings, use different sources of music and update software.You simply unplug, move the device and plug it in again, says Honegger.
Reuters — European Union governments should not ban services like home-rental site Airbnb or ride-hailing app Uber except as a last resort, the EU says in new guidelines, seeking to rein in a crackdown on the sharing economy .In guidelines seen by Reuters, the European Commission said any restrictions by EU member states on these new online services should be justified and proportionate to the public interest at stake.Total bans of an activity constitute a measure of last resort that should be applied only if and where no less restrictive requirements to attain a public interest can be used, the draft document says.In the case of room-renting sites like Airbnb, the Commission said banning short-term lets of apartments appears difficult to justify when limits on the maximum number of days apartments can be rented out would be more appropriate.The guidelines will come as good news for the likes of Uber and Airbnb, which have faced outright bans or restrictions in some cities as established industry players complain of unfair competition.Airbnb, founded in 2008, and Uber, launched a year later, both grew up in the hot-house San Francisco Internet scene and almost from the start have faced regulatory battles across the United States, and, more recently, around the world.Both have become favorite targets of local officials and rival trade groups in Europe, with its tradition of strong social oversight.In the sharing economy , customers use the Internet to contract services such as ride-sharing, where amateur drivers displace professional taxis, or home-sharing, which reduces hotel demand.These services can fall within several sectors, falling under the regulatory burden of all of them, the Commission said.A case in point is Uber, which considers itself merely a digital service connecting drivers and passengers as opposed to a transport service, which would make it subject to more onerous rules on driver qualifications, road rules and insurance.The EU s highest court is set to rule later this year or next on whether Uber is a transport company or a digital service.Associations of taxi drivers have staged high-profile protests against Uber in France, Britain, Portugal, Spain and many other European countries since 2014.Last year, French prosecutors staged a high-profile raid of Uber s Paris offices in a showdown over whether the company was violating a law to curtail online taxi services.Uber suspended its UberPOP service, which relies on non-professional drivers, in Brussels last October after a court ordered it shut down.The company reintroduced its service in Madrid in March after beating a hasty retreat from the market in 2014 following a court ruling against it.Airbnb has faced loud criticism from city officials in Barcelona and Paris over its impact on local housing markets.On May 1, Berlin officials implemented one of the world s toughest clampdowns on Airbnb.City officials have promised to reject 95 percent of requests by landlords to rent out places on a short-term basis.City officials have received more than 500 legal complaints over the murky provisions of the new law.A Berlin court on June 8 is handling the case of German Airbnb competitor Wimdu, which filed suit over the new regulation.German hotel association IHA said in response to the EU guidelines: The current legal vacuum…comes at the expense of consumers, residents and taxpayers and distorts the competition to the disadvantage of the heavily regulated hotel industry.Additional reporting by Tina Bellon in Frankfurt, Michel Rose in Paris, Paul Day in Madrid, Toby Sterling in Amsterdam and Axel Bugge in Lisbon; editing by Adrian Croft
A Utah apartment complex is going one better: instead of squelching negative reviews, owners of the complex are trying to coerce tenants into giving positive feedback.Last week, tenants at City Park Apartments, located in Salt Lake City, received a "Facebook Addendum" posted on their doors, outlining what's expected of them.The predictable results are already rolling in.I don t want to be forced to be someone s friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that, tenant Jason Ring told KSL-TV.In general, contracts that require customers to give up their rights to review services haven't held up in court.In 2003, a New York judge found that a contract barring customers from publishing reviews of software programs "without prior consent" violated that state's unfair competition law.
Residents also had to let City Park Apartments post pictures of them and their guests on its Facebook page, and were forbidden from posting any negative comments about the complex on any public forum or page.I don t want to be forced to be someone s friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that, tenant Jason Ring told KSL News.Since issuing the addendum, City Park Apartments has racked up overwhelming negative reviews on Yelp — where it currently boasts a one-star rating — as well as on ApartmentRatings.com.Commenters on social media have since voiced their disapproval of the apartment s policy on Facebook, Yelp and other websites.The addendum that appeared on residents doors went beyond what the complex intended and was not carefully reviewed before its release, the firm stated.While we openly encourage residents to follow the property Facebook page for announcements and feedback, this is not mandatory and an absence of engagement on Facebook in no way affects any residential lease agreement, the letter stated.
"Total bans of an activity constitute a measure of last resort that should be applied only if and where no less restrictive requirements to attain a public interest can be used," the draft document says.In the case of room-renting sites like Airbnb, the Commission said banning short-term lets of apartments "appears difficult to justify" when limits on the maximum number of days apartments can be rented out would be more appropriate.The guidelines will come as good news for the likes of Uber and Airbnb, which have faced outright bans or restrictions in some cities as established industry players complain of unfair competition.In the "sharing economy", customers use the Internet to contract services such as ride-sharing, where amateur drivers displace professional taxis, or home-sharing, which reduces hotel demand.A Berlin court on June 8 is handling the case of German Airbnb competitor Wimdu, which filed suit over the new regulation.Additional reporting by Tina Bellon in Frankfurt, Michel Rose in Paris, Paul Day in Madrid, Toby Sterling in Amsterdam and Axel Bugge in Lisbon; editing by Adrian Croft
Image caption Facebook "Likes" are commonly sought by businesses - but few have tried to make them a legal requirementTenants in Utah were asked to sign a new lease agreement requiring them to "friend" and "like" their apartment complex on Facebook.Residents at the City Park Apartments complex in Salt Lake City complained to local news service KSL that they found contract addenda taped to their doors.However, the addendum has now been withdrawn and City Park Apartments' community manager has apologised"I don't want to be forced to be someone's friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that," tenant Jason Ring told KSL.Now, Kirk A Cullimore LLC, a law firm in Utah representing the apartment complex owners, has said the addendum was "not carefully reviewed" and that "at no time was any resident in jeopardy of eviction or action from City Park for failure to sign the addendum"."We sincerely apologise for any confusion this may have caused and hope to earn your positive comments through our customer service efforts and not through any perceived obligation," said community manager Ana Raphael in a statement to KSL.Citing the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, Mr Kotecha told the BBC a tenant could likely contest any attempt at eviction over social media clauses.
But one apartment complex has gone to extreme lengths to look popular, by demanding tenants give it positive feedback or face breaking their lease agreement.The demands have prompted at least one tenant, Jason Ring, to move out of the apartments after the final month of his lease.It s a violation of my privacy.Legal experts say the addendum may not be fair to those people who are unwilling or unable to create Facebook accounts, such as elderly individuals.It s also pointed out that if a lease is already signed, tenants may not be required by law to sign late add-ons.City Park Apartments' actions are similar to those of the Windermere Cay Florida complex from a few months ago.
An apartment complex in the US has been criticised for ordering tenants to like its Facebook page and allow it to post pictures of tenantsTenants living at an apartment complex in Salt Lake City, Utah in the US have been ordered to add their landlord as a friend on Facebook or risk breaching their lease agreements.The same document also required the tenants to authorise the apartment complex to post pictures of the tenants and any visitors they received on the Facebook page, presumably to help advertise the apartment complex as an attractive place to live.It's outrageous as far as I'm concerned," said tenant Jason Ring, who intends to move as soon as his lease runs out in one month."It's a violation of my privacy."The Facebook addendum also requires tenants to agree not to post any negative comments about the apartment complex community on any public forum, including Facebook.The Facebook Addendum document was taped to the front doors of all the apartments in the complexFollowing US property law, any new tenants who move into this apartment complex will have to abide by these rules should they choose to sign the lease agreement, however, for tenants who have already signed the lease, they can contest a late add-on to the contract as long as they do not sign the addendum.
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Rents are falling in two of the most expensive US markets.New York City and San Francisco are finally seeing declines in the cost of rent, according to the housing provider Equity Residential.The firm lowered its guidance for its revenue growth because of the softening in the two markets."The revision is being driven by continued weakness in its New York portfolio and recent underperformance in the company's San Francisco portfolio," a release from Equity Residential said."While occupancies and renewal rates in these markets continue to perform in line with the company's expectations, new lease rates are not meeting original projections due to new rental apartment supply."While the rest of the country is running significantly short on housing supply, Equity Residential is seeing too many apartments in two cities that have been a huge focus of the housing market in the past few years.The massive amount of building in these metro areas was also pointed out by Michelle Meyer, an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in a recent note."The dramatic increase in the supply of housing seems to have hit a tipping point, as Meyer estimated that the average rent for both of these markets will slide slightly over the next year.Following the announcement by Equity, its stock is trading down just over 4.3% for the day at $66.21 a share.NOW WATCH: 7 inventors who were killed by their own inventionsLoading video...
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