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This $10,000 3D printed house can be built in 24 hours and is bigger than a studio apartment

March 14th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

One of the less obvious products being unveiled this week at SXSW is a small concrete house. On the outside, it doesn’t look like anything particularly special, although the covered patio and spacious windows are less common on tiny poured-concrete buildings. That’s because the innovation isn’t in the structure or materials — it’s in the […]

8 incredible innovations helping homeless people around the world

February 18th, 2018 at 8:22 am » Comments Off

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes

January 26th, 2018 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world’s priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.

America’s great renter boom is over

December 26th, 2017 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

The foreclosure crisis dumped a lot of high earners who have traditionally bought homes into the rental market. Rapidly rebounding housing markets, with skyrocketing home prices in big cities, kept them there. Now the number of renters has reached a plateau, and it could be about to fall.

Corporations are killing suburban office parks, so people have started living in them

September 8th, 2017 at 1:07 pm » Comments Off

The traditional suburban office park — a cluster of homogeneous, cubicle-filled buildings surrounded by large parking lots and highways — is dying in the US. As more corporations flock to cities, they are vacating these office parks, many of which were built in the 1980s.

Airbnb now has more listings worldwide than the top five hotel brands combined

August 13th, 2017 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Airbnb has reached a new milestone: 4 million listings worldwide.

Solving the housing crisis with cheap backyard ‘granny flats’

June 6th, 2017 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

A startup out of Los Angeles, California, wants to bring small, pre-fabricated living spaces into the backyards of the country’s hottest real estate markets. The homes range in size from 300 to 1,200 square feet — but don’t call them tiny homes.

The Jetsons’ world of 3D print

April 20th, 2017 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

When I was a kid I always wondered about how cool it would be if we could live in the world of the popular American animated sitcom The Jetsons. The show aired from 1962 to 1963, but the cartoon was set 100 years in the future. As it sometimes turns out with sci-fi stories, the future […]

Home Smart Home: The Shape Of Things To Come

March 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

A new report predicts intelligent ‘Cognitive Homes’ of the future will be able to assess and manage our needs and desires in later life. Almost 32 million people will be aged 60 or over in the UK by 2039. But what sort of living environment do older people face when they leave the workplace and […]

First 3D printed house in Russia for $10,000

March 4th, 2017 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it’s pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours. Located in Russia, this 400-square-foot home (37 square meters) was built in just a day, at a cost of just over $10,000.

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