Archinect - News 2016-09-30T06:13:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149971225/mayor-of-london-launches-probe-into-the-impact-of-foreign-investment-in-city-s-real-estate Mayor of London launches probe into the impact of foreign investment in city's real estate Nicholas Korody 2016-09-29T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T12:58:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uw/uwg6dsqt52iy84zf.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London mayor Sadiq Khan is to launch the UK&rsquo;s most comprehensive inquiry into the impact of foreign investment flooding London&rsquo;s housing market, amid growing fears about the scale of gentrification and spiralling housing costs in the capital. Khan said there are &ldquo;real concerns&rdquo; about the surge in the number of homes being bought by overseas investors, adding that the inquiry would map the scale of the problem for the first time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966148/as-a-new-class-of-super-rich-investors-displace-the-traditional-elite-average-londoners-are-pushed-further-and-further-outside-the-city-limits" target="_blank">As a new class of super rich investors displace the traditional elite, average Londoners are pushed further and further outside the city limits</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955774/overcrowding-on-london-s-canals" target="_blank">Overcrowding on London's canals</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970031/american-home-sales-drop-unexpectedly-in-august American home sales drop unexpectedly in August Nicholas Korody 2016-09-22T12:57:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:26:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f76a14v4l3494a7n.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August, crimped by a shortage of inventory that is boosting home prices faster than the pace of wage growth. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales declined 0.9 percent to an annual rate of 5.33 million units. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast sales rising 1.1 percent in August to a 5.45 million-unit pace.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>July's sales pace was also revised lower to 5.38 million units from the previously reported 5.39 million units. However, despite sales being at their second-lowest pace of the year, home resales were still up 0.8 percent from one year ago.</em></p><p>For more on the current state of the housing market in the States, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964055/the-us-housing-market-is-the-planet-s-biggest-concentration-of-financial-risk" target="_blank">The US housing market is "the planet's biggest concentration of financial risk"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960645/even-the-wealthy-are-having-trouble-buying-homes-in-silicon-valley-so-lenders-are-offering-zero-down-loans" target="_blank">Even the wealthy are having trouble buying homes in Silicon Valley, so lenders are offering "zero-down loans"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960015/facebook-enters-the-housing-market-and-it-s-probably-not-a-good-thing" target="_blank">Facebook enters the housing market &ndash; and it's probably not a good thing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959956/why-it-just-isn-t-possible-to-build-affordable-housing-in-the-current-u-s-housing-market" target="_blank">Why it just isn't possible to build affordable housing in the current U.S. housing market</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969601/the-set-of-number-four-privet-drive-childhood-home-of-harry-potter-is-up-for-sale (The set of) number four Privet Drive, childhood home of Harry Potter, is up for sale Nicholas Korody 2016-09-20T19:55:00-04:00 >2016-09-21T16:16:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7zqmcv9506mt1m1h.jpg" width="514" height="212" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you looking for just the right home for you, your corpulent husband, spoiled son, and abused nephew of mysterious provenance? Just can&rsquo;t find the right-sized cupboard-under-the-stairs? Now you&rsquo;re in luck: the 3-bedroom detached house used as the set of Harry Potter&rsquo;s childhood home has been listed for &pound;475,000.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/65/65ps1reoqsdt2q93.jpg"></p><p>Located in Bracknell, Berkshire &mdash; not Privet Drive in Little Whinging&nbsp;&mdash; the home has a recently renovated kitchen, a living room with garden access, and an en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom. It&rsquo;s close to Martins Heron Station. And a young Daniel Radcliffe honed his acting skills in its foyer.</p><p>As noted in the Telegraph, the color palette, thankfully, does not include the &ldquo;peach and salmon pink&rdquo; favored by Petunia Dursley.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/80/80gyg9pej6ek53ky.jpg"></p><p>Some older, but related, posts:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58824/harry-potter-theme-park-to-open-in-florida" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harry Potter theme park to open in Florida</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39699/invisibility-cloak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Invisibility Cloak</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/90439/harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-book-movie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Book &amp; Movie</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/83482/any-harry-potter-fans-new-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Any Harry Potter fans? New Book!</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969474/the-downsides-of-the-charming-holdout-houses The downsides of the charming "holdout" houses Nicholas Korody 2016-09-20T13:25:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T23:47:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3m8jv965ow6timwy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is something romantic about the idea of a holdout, a David to the big developer's Goliath, a protagonist&nbsp;for whom home matters more than money, a solitary survivor. In the Pixar movie "Up," the holdout is the hero. In the real-life Seattle version of the story&nbsp;that reportedly inspired the film's premise, an elderly woman who refused to sell her home became &mdash; along with her home itself &mdash; a city icon.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>In practice, though, modern cities grow out of older ones in large part through the unglamorous process of parcel assembly &mdash; of fitting together the once-smaller pieces of the city, "Tetris"-like. And while the result often produces fantastically bizarre neighbors, cities can't evolve if every property owner is such a hero.</em></p><p>For more on tiny houses, follow this link:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963622/the-onion-takes-on-the-tiny-house-movement" target="_blank">The Onion takes on the 'Tiny House' movement</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937530/tiny-houses-in-the-city-showcases-big-opportunities-in-small-housing" target="_blank">"Tiny Houses in the City" showcases big opportunities in small housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146129250/the-tiny-house-fantasy" target="_blank">The Tiny House Fantasy</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966963/is-the-mcmansion-era-finally-over Is the McMansion era finally over? Nicholas Korody 2016-09-06T13:40:00-04:00 >2016-09-07T16:17:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kk2coc6f9citoimc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The McMansion style, built between 2001 and 2007 and averaging 3,000 to 5,000 square feet, lacks the appeal with today's buyers compared to old vintage homes or large freshly built homes. The realization is especially hard on homeowners trying to sell because when they bought the giant homes in the early 2000s, they thought of them as great investments, Feinstein said. Then, the idea was that bigger was better because prices presumably would keep going up.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Now, housing analysts say the day of the McMansion has come and gone. An analysis just completed by Trulia shows that the amount buyers are willing to pay for McMansions over other homes has fallen 26 percent in just four years. As homes in general have been regaining value, McMansions have been losing appeal in comparison to others as the giants of the pre-crash years have aged.</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/56513/mcmansions" target="_blank">Dissecting McMansion ugliness</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98147010/let-them-eat-mcmansions-the-1-percent-income-inequality-and-new-fashioned-american-excess" target="_blank">Let them eat McMansions! The 1 percent, income inequality, and new-fashioned American excess</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/27359669/homework-and-jacuzzis-as-dorms-move-to-mcmansions-in-california" target="_blank">Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966144/chicago-tribune-tower-sale-closes-mixed-use-redevelopment-likely Chicago Tribune Tower sale closes; mixed-use redevelopment likely Alexander Walter 2016-08-31T13:42:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T13:43:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0y51kqsf7mn45vzu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles-based developer CIM Group has agreed to buy Tribune Tower for up to $240 million, marking the end of media ownership for the historic North Michigan Avenue building and the beginning of a new chapter, likely as part of a mixed-use redevelopment. [...] Tribune Media unveiled conceptual plans last year to redevelop the parcel, adding several buildings to maximize the space with residential, retail and hotel components.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Tribune Tower sale previously in the Archinect news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946493/chicago-tribune-tower-inches-closer-to-hotel-residential-redevelopment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Tribune Tower inches closer to hotel &amp; residential redevelopment</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965226/when-walkability-goes-up-so-do-home-prices When walkability goes up, so do home prices Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:02:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0hkepplpce8p8o0y.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles, where homes sell for a median price of $475,000, has an overall Walk Score of 66.3. Each additional walkability point adds an average of $3,948, or a 0.83% bump, to the sale price. [...] Pedestrian access adds the most proportional value to homes in cities such as Atlanta, where the overall score is 48.4 and revitalization efforts are starting to open up more community gathering hubs. A single-point upgrade to an Atlanta home&rsquo;s Walk Score boosts the sale price 1.69% on average.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the relationship between pedestrianism and the market:</p><ul><li><a title='Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947531/jan-gehl-never-ask-what-the-city-can-do-for-your-building-always-ask-what-your-building-can-do-for-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."</a></li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li><li><a title="Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123686052/stockholm-s-vision-zero-offers-idealistic-concept-of-car-free-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116114669/study-links-walkable-neighborhoods-to-prevention-of-cognitive-decline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Study Links Walkable Neighborhoods to Prevention of Cognitive Decline</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965122/brooklyn-say-hello-to-your-new-neighbors Brooklyn, say hello to your new neighbors! Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T18:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T16:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ve always wanted to call Brooklyn home. But it&rsquo;s complicated. You&rsquo;re not really the pioneering type. Brooklyn can be rough around the edges. Amenities are lacking. We understand. Industrial-chic finishes are important in life. So are 25-year tax abatements. And European-style, car-sized parking turntables.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Failed Architecture takes a closer look at Brooklyn's wildly sprouting 'developer architecture':</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21bbb923e7031b647d54c8b26c560c76.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3602ab9b587c626f54b6def3c000b4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8f1fe7bad6bc179be03b54834174db42.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cf/cfba7c338867ef0f862ac431fdda313e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74fcfcc084213d17b18ec2bee9a53734.jpg"></p><p>Photographs by Cameron Blaylock. Find many more examples of <em>subtle contextualism</em> over on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.failedarchitecture.com/photo-essay-brooklyns-new-everyday-architecture-for-the-1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">failedarchitecture.com</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962479/tadao-ando-s-sprawling-santa-fe-compound-for-tom-ford-hits-the-market-at-75m Tadao Ando's sprawling Santa Fe compound for Tom Ford hits the market at $75M Julia Ingalls 2016-08-10T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T00:53:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/ranzltrod5v3gdxv.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whatever canvas he is given, whether it's a highly constrained urban lot or a sweeping New Mexico landscape, Tadao Ando rarely falters. Cerro Pelon Ranch, the two compounds he designed for former architectural student turned fashion maven/filmmaker Tom Ford, is no exception.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4v/4vph0pxqq084zkjw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/bifafy6gz75tuwk5.jpg"></p><p>Enormous, horizon-hugging curved concrete walls ripple out from the primary rectilinear residence, engaging the surrounding terrain while creating a boundary for the enormous pools adjacent to the house.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d83j333i0b06i1h2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/72/72d9d9mg39bssrx3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6bulpdx07jht3kcz.jpg"></p><p>The ranch, with construction oversight provided by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>, is&nbsp;currently on the market for $75 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ib/ibfwbwrux8i7c2lm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uvpqoh3s6pm4vs61.jpg"></p><p>What else is Tadao Ando up to?</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142440798/tadao-ando-and-elyn-zimmerman-win-the-2016-isamu-noguchi-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman win the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129654403/tadao-ando-amid-serious-health-concerns-just-being-alive-isn-t-sufficient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando amid serious health concerns: "Just being alive isn&rsquo;t sufficient."</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962259/become-the-proud-tenant-of-a-neutra-designed-office-space-in-los-angeles Become the proud tenant of a Neutra-designed office space in Los Angeles Nicholas Korody 2016-08-09T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:20:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rijbdw9ayeel0b3.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you&rsquo;re looking for some exceptional LA office space, you&rsquo;re in luck. <a href="http://neutra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Neutra Institute Museum</a> in Silver Lake, Los Angeles&mdash;formerly known as the Neutra Office Building&mdash;is leasing 160 square feet in the front of the building for $1,200 a month to a &ldquo;sympathetic Neutra fan/tenant&rdquo;. The rest of the 1200 square feet space is intended to house a museum or gallery that would &ldquo;become a cultural center for Silverlake&rdquo;, among other programs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5e6n2aw2q3v4ihf.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7rzuaytcx4atgch.jpg"></p><p>Currently, an attorney rents the space. Before being converted into an institute, Richard and Dion Neutra Architects and Associates occupied the site. The office space that&rsquo;s available for lease must be &ldquo;voice activity tolerant&rdquo; as it&rsquo;s adjacent to a conference room.</p><p>The newly-created Neutra Institute Museum will create an &ldquo;community room&rdquo;-cum-gallery for artists to display work; host exhibitions curated by local museums such as LACMA; display parts of the Neutra archive; and serve as a retail space. It will also develop support programming for the VD...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958136/cutting-out-the-real-estate-middle-man-a-closer-look-at-self-builds Cutting out the (real estate) middle man: a closer look at Self-Builds Alexander Walter 2016-07-15T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T05:10:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c35318ba8fd0ce3fabd59f33809ac0f8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s not a new argument to say that cities are increasingly morphing from social configurations to investment vehicles. [...] &ldquo;Self-builds&rdquo;, &ldquo;Baugruppen&rdquo;, and &ldquo;zelfbouw&rdquo; are just a few ways to define variations of building-it-yourself (BIY), whether done individually or as a collective. The end users (who are the commissioners), together with architects, decide on the design of their homes, and then take care of the construction themselves or have contractors do it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956435/it-s-the-culture-stupid-curatorial-statement-for-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam-from-executive-director-george-brugmans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's the Culture, Stupid: curatorial statement for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, from executive director George Brugmans</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957948/reinhold-martin-hosts-contentious-house-housing-panel-provoking-discussion-on-inequality-real-estate-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reinhold Martin hosts contentious 'House Housing' panel, provoking discussion on inequality, real estate and architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951467/halfway-there-the-limits-to-aravena-s-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Halfway there? The limits to Aravena's social housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957948/reinhold-martin-hosts-contentious-house-housing-panel-provoking-discussion-on-inequality-real-estate-and-architecture Reinhold Martin hosts contentious 'House Housing' panel, provoking discussion on inequality, real estate and architecture Ayesha Ghosh 2016-07-14T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kivlnp7zjllymg33.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"<a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=upcoming&amp;expid=318" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Housing; An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate</a>", a globally touring exhibit, has finally arrived in its place of conception, New York City. After <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106100539/koolhaas-missing-fundamental-is-alive-and-kicking-in-house-housing-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first appearing</a>&nbsp;at the 2014 Venice Biennale, &ldquo;House Housing&rdquo; has popped up in Chicago, Berlin and Los Angeles. The exhibit opened this past Tuesday, July 12 at the AIA New York Center for Architecture.</p><p>Researched and organized by Columbia University&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149943915/the-temple-hoyne-buell-center-for-the-study-of-american-architecture-columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture</a>, the opening was accompanied by a panel discussion moderated by Reinhold Martin, Director of the Buell Center. Martin was joined by Patrice Derrington, Director of the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia, GSAPP and Lissa So, Founding Partner at Marvel Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c3/c3kqdj7pjenw6308.jpg"></p><p>The exhibit is quite timely, given the frequency with which New York&rsquo;s housing stock is embroiled in tension between real estate, architecture, private capital and the demand for more affordable housing. If anything, the exhibit and panel disc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957713/google-acquires-linkedin-s-hq-in-huge-unexpected-property-swap Google acquires LinkedIn's HQ in huge, unexpected property swap Justine Testado 2016-07-13T18:13:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1onxmola6x960ers.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Google and LinkedIn] announced a large, surprising property swap encompassing over three million square feet of existing and future real estate... From Google, LinkedIn is picking up seven buildings...In return, Google is getting LinkedIn&rsquo;s Mountain View headquarters office and...four different surrounding properties that enable Google to follow through on its ambitious plan for a new, green, crazy-futurist campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Following an unsuccessful bid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126833043/google-loses-to-linkedin-in-silicon-valley-hq-pitch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, this is good news for Google as they continue to push toward making their dream campus a reality.&nbsp;Unleash the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;crabots&rdquo;</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122201296/archinect-sessions-episode-19-don-t-be-evil-don-t-throw-stones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions Episode #19: Don't be Evil, Don't Throw Stones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126833043/google-loses-to-linkedin-in-silicon-valley-hq-pitch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley HQ pitch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Googleplex will be built by robots</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Unveils BIG + Heatherwick Studios Collaboration for New Campus Master Plan</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957053/the-era-of-aspirational-pricing-is-over The era of aspirational pricing is over Nam Henderson 2016-07-11T01:39:00-04:00 >2016-07-11T01:39:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bx1avg7zhu7z5hax.jpg" width="427" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brokers say the very top of the market &mdash; consisting of eight- and nine-figure homes &mdash; is faring the worst as slowing economies overseas and volatile stock markets have spooked buyers. The supply of homes for the rich exploded as builders aimed at the high end after the financial crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert Frank highlights a&nbsp;worrisome pileup in the&nbsp;overinflated; luxury housing,&nbsp;megamansions and penthouse market.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956509/new-jersey-s-oldest-and-largest-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-2-2m New Jersey’s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-07T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qekiba6rbqhp0syt.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of the four houses Frank Lloyd Wright built in New Jersey, the first and largest was the 2,000-square-foot James B. Christie House, which dates to 1940. Wright built the home on seven acres of secluded woodland and employed his Usonian principles of simplicity and practically that connect to nature. After selling in 2014 to a private buyer for $1.7 million, the Christie House is now on the market for $2.2 million after receiving a new roof and heating system.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner To live in London you can't be a Londoner Julia Ingalls 2016-05-27T01:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T13:03:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpr44knaiqd21nw9.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost two-thirds of homes in the Tower, a 50-storey apartment complex in London, are in foreign ownership, with a quarter held through secretive offshore companies based in tax havens, a Guardian investigation has revealed. The first residents of the landmark development arrived in October 2013, but many of the homes are barely occupied, with some residents saying they only use them for a fraction of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The kind of wealth&nbsp;that turns a home into a status symbol&mdash;and an underused status symbol at that, with occupancy rates of only a few weeks a year&mdash;is not easing London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing crisis</a>. As the city's housing rates push actual citizens to decamp to cheaper suburbs or simply leave the area altogether, London can look forward to being transformed into an empty stage set of a once thriving metropolis.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gg/ggzi7y7ajsaa9o4m.jpg"></p><p>For a fuller perspective on London's housing problems:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98551137/london-s-skyline-needs-more-tower-blocks-not-more-luxury-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's skyline needs more tower blocks, not more luxury flats</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 renderings of ideas to solve London's housing crisis released</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing Nicholas Korody 2016-05-25T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T17:59:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x29xrkqjwmqgw4iz.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Private property developers are outmanoeuvring councils in housing negotiations and routinely delivering fewer affordable homes than town halls want, an industry analysis has revealed. Amid growing anger at the sale to foreign buyers of almost two-thirds of London&rsquo;s tallest residential skyscraper, which includes no affordable housing, it has emerged that not one London borough which set targets met them in the last six years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the increasingly dire state of housing in London, take a look at some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:07:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cherry atop 520 West 28th, Penthouse 37 contains five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, including a corner master suite with two windowed dressing rooms and his-and-hers baths nestled on its lower level, which also houses three guest en-suite bedrooms, a utility room, and a wet bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Running at a little over $7,269 a square foot, Zaha Hadid's one and only <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>-adjacent luxury penthouse design features a sinuous metal exterior with floor to ceiling glass windows between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Levya Architects</a> worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to create the 39-unit condominium, which offers starter units at $25 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4en41taxlhvfbjwj.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e98noesdix20rtsu.jpg"></p><p>The latest on Zaha Hadid Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946493/chicago-tribune-tower-inches-closer-to-hotel-residential-redevelopment Chicago Tribune Tower inches closer to hotel & residential redevelopment Alexander Walter 2016-05-20T19:34:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T13:27:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpw8xc4mh8bnfu42.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of developers on the short list to buy Tribune Tower want to convert the Gothic Michigan Avenue landmark into condominiums, apartments and even a hotel [...] The property also comes with something all developers love: land for new buildings. A buyer could build one or two more towers on the parking lot next door and on space created by demolishing some of the existing Tribune building that is not landmarked. [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>In other recent Chi-Town news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943941/aerial-cable-cars-proposed-for-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aerial cable cars proposed for Chicago</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936792/chicago-spire-s-gaping-hole-to-be-hidden-behind-piles-of-dirt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire's gaping hole to be hidden behind piles of dirt</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943925/it-s-official-250m-mega-penthouse-in-stern-designed-220-central-park-south-tower-is-now-nyc-s-priciest-address It's official: $250M mega penthouse in Stern-designed 220 Central Park South tower is now NYC's priciest address Alexander Walter 2016-05-05T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T21:52:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcbguw6tmi6rhphz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been whispered about for months, but now it&rsquo;s official: Vornado Realty Trust&nbsp;is offering up a palatial four-floor apartment at 220 Central Park South that is priced at a record-smashing $250 million. The massive condominium will encompass floors 50 through 53 of the Robert A.M. Stern-designed limestone tower, and it will span some 23,000 square feet [...]. The asking price works out to nearly $11,000 per square foot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129791831/this-250m-mega-penthouse-might-become-new-york-s-priciest-home" target="_blank">This $250M mega penthouse might become New York's priciest home</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943753/hudson-yards-could-generate-nearly-19b-for-new-york-city-study-claims Hudson Yards could generate nearly $19B for New York City, study claims Alexander Walter 2016-05-04T17:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u9l2wcu3joy42qkx.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A study commissioned by the developer indicated that total economic output of the companies projected to occupy Hudson Yards will contribute $18.9 billion to the city's gross domestic product. [...] Many projections in the report are also contingent on a host of economic indicators in the city, including demand for Class A office space. Out of the 10.4 million square feet Related will have to lease up, so far it has locked in commitments from tenants for 4 million square feet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Hudson Yards project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96639885/a-plan-to-build-skyscrapers-that-barely-touch-the-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Plan to Build Skyscrapers That Barely Touch the Ground</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942593/looking-to-buy-a-small-town-this-nevada-desert-gem-could-be-yours-for-8-million Looking to buy a small town? This Nevada desert gem could be yours for $8 Million Alexander Walter 2016-04-27T13:58:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T23:40:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ifbf03w953nf5cj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An hour south from the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, a tiny town in Nevada is up for sale. Cal-Nev-Ari, Nev. (pronounced Cal-Nev-Air) is off a lonely stretch of Highway 95, surrounded by distant mountains and endless desert. The town isn't far from the California and Arizona borders [...]. If you can afford the $8 million asking price, you'll get the airstrip, the diner and the town's only casino. That includes a dozen old slot machines and a smokey bar. This place has character.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938451/new-nevada-solar-plant-can-store-heat-from-the-sun-for-up-to-10-hours-with-molten-salt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Nevada solar plant can store heat from the sun for up to 10 hours &ndash; with molten salt</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940683/faraday-future-holds-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-1b-nevada-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faraday Future holds groundbreaking ceremony for $1B Nevada factory</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141435421/a-look-inside-tesla-s-growing-gigafactory-it-will-blow-your-mind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look inside Tesla's growing Gigafactory: "It will blow your mind."</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor Nicholas Korody 2016-04-06T19:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:38:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8o23qigt09yyh87h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s red-hot housing market of late is by now an international legend, drip-feeding the media with tragicomic stories of insane pricing on a weekly basis&mdash;from the $710 cupboard to the one-bedroom flat on sale for $37 million. Now a new report out this week details some of the harmful social effects that this boom in housing costs has wrought. Unsurprisingly, they are many.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This research, conducted by the think tank Centre for London, shows that the city's housing crisis is creating a massive gulf between the city's rich and poor. It's also creating an "inequality chasm" between London and the rest of the United Kingdom.</p><p>The report identifies three major trends. First, privately-rented homes outnumber owner-occupied ones, with the former growing increasingly poor. Second, while the top ten percent of British citizen are growing exponentially more wealthy, the rest of the country is getting much poorer. Third, in a reverse of historic models, poverty is becoming "suburbanized."</p><p>Read the linked article for more information on the study and what it says about life in London today.</p><p>For related Archinect coverage, check out these articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937328/a-guide-to-london-mayoral-candidates-and-their-housing-policies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A guide to London mayoral candidates and their housing policies</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could a pop-up village in south-east Londo...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937011/bank-of-england-proposes-new-limits-for-buy-to-let-landlords Bank of England proposes new limits for "buy-to-let" landlords Nicholas Korody 2016-03-29T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:40:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43lwh7r8rs6sq97c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buy-to-let landlords should face new limits on the amount they can borrow, the Bank of England has proposed. It suggested that lenders should be much stricter when deciding whether or not to grant landlords a mortgage. Instead of just taking their rental income into account, the Bank wants lenders to look at their wider financial situation as well. If adopted, the new rules could reduce lending to landlords by up to 20% over the next three years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the newly-proposed standards should "curtail inappropriate lending, and the potential for excessive credit losses."</p><p>The new strictures would take into account the costs a landlord accrues in order to rent a property, tax liabilities associated with the property, a landlord's "personal tax liabilities, 'essential expenditure' and living costs," and, in cases where it supports the loan, a landlord's extra income.</p><p>For more on the real estate landscape of the UK, check out some past Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145216392/the-state-facilitated-death-of-the-council-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The (state-facilitated) death of the council house</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136203111/new-restrictions-on-public-space-in-england-and-wales-could-make-unusual-or-unpopular-behavior-criminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New restrictions on public space in England and Wales could make "unusual or unpopular" behavior criminal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130502087/the-guardian-reveals-how-developers-play-the-planning-system-to-get-around-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130268199/robin-hood-gardens-residents-dare-lord-rogers-to-spend-a-night-in-the-blighted-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936514/a-guide-for-new-yorkers-exploring-the-suburban-jungle A guide for New Yorkers exploring the "Suburban Jungle" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-25T12:55:00-04:00 >2016-03-25T15:11:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0n6sp1nwoedm4er.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some New York City real estate agents have teamed up with their counterparts outside the five boroughs for organized seminars and &ldquo;immersive tours&rdquo; of the suburbs. The city agents get a cut of the commission if their clients decide to buy a house in the suburbs. The services, which reside somewhere between shrink session and sales pitch, intend to address the concerns of families unsure about leaving the city and guide them to suburbia, step by step.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news from the 'burbs on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The strength of Chinese suburbia" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146361522/the-strength-of-chinese-suburbia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The strength of Chinese suburbia</a></li><li><a title='How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140828555/how-one-urban-planner-is-helping-revamp-a-miami-suburb-without-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"</a></li><li><a title="In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132341095/in-chicago-forming-economically-integrated-suburbs-is-more-complex-than-it-looks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks</a></li><li><a title="Renzo Piano: the future of European architecture lies in the suburbs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122837421/renzo-piano-the-future-of-european-architecture-lies-in-the-suburbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano: the future of European architecture lies in the suburbs</a></li><li><a title="Paris and its Suburbs Will Join to Become the M&eacute;tropole du Grand Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107565442/paris-and-its-suburbs-will-join-to-become-the-m-tropole-du-grand-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris and its Suburbs Will Join to Become the M&eacute;tropole du Grand Paris</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935208/can-wework-re-engineer-the-spatial-dynamics-of-society Can WeWork re-engineer the spatial dynamics of society? Julia Ingalls 2016-03-17T12:57:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T10:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4tm92pwzw37u14o8.jpg" width="514" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>WeWork&rsquo;s inspirational mottoes&mdash;"Do what you love," "Thank God it&rsquo;s Monday," among many others&mdash;its evangelical faithful, and gatherings like the summit all have religious echoes..."Start imagining it a bit bigger," Neumann says about WeLive, stoking his idyllic view, "an entire building. And then instead of having just one building doing it, five buildings doing it. Then you&rsquo;ll be able to imagine what a WeNeighborhood or a WeStreet would be."</p></em><br /><br /><p>This in-depth profile of WeWork founder and (pro-capitalist) visionary Adam Neumann is worth the read. Whether you like to freestyle your work and life or prefer the centuries-old model of deeded quiet, WeWork (and now, WeLive) is making a previously unsustainable model profitable. Is Neumann just creating a fashionable new real estate bubble, or is he reengineering the way society operates?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l7/l79q0m4lit28j3q4.jpg"></p><p>To catch you up:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Miguel McKelvey</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145729323/welive-wework-s-co-living-venture-opens-for-beta-testing-in-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeLive, WeWork's co-living venture, opens for beta testing in New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139473784/arexa-to-renovate-wework-s-first-co-living-project-on-wall-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARExA to renovate WeWork's first co-living project on Wall Street</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135806594/more-details-emerge-about-wework-s-residential-endeavor-welive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133566870/the-design-never-stops-wework-acquires-case" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The design never stops: WeWork acquires Case</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149933857/sidewalks-new-york-s-most-desirable-real-estate Sidewalks, New York's "most desirable real estate" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-09T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-03-10T12:46:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4cokq796i2jze66.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York collects about $60 million annually for allowing signs, ornamental lampposts, stand-alone clocks, benches, bollards, planters, permanent trash receptacles, delivery ramps and just about anything else imaginable on, over or under the city&rsquo;s 12,000 miles of sidewalks. [...] Overall revenue from sidewalk-permit fees has risen by about 50 percent in the past decade, the bulk of it from utility companies for pipes and transformers below ground.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128102115/not-all-sidewalks-are-created-equal-in-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C.</a></li><li><a title="Rise in cycling expands NYC's real estate market" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100631867/rise-in-cycling-expands-nyc-s-real-estate-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise in cycling expands NYC's real estate market</a></li><li><a title="Protected bike lanes strengthen city economy, report finds" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91832887/protected-bike-lanes-strengthen-city-economy-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protected bike lanes strengthen city economy, report finds</a></li><li><a title="Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117424438/why-los-angeles-is-struggling-to-fix-thousands-of-miles-of-sidewalks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks</a></li><li><a title="People-streets link small L.A. neighborhood and $325MM Shenzhen transformation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108565110/people-streets-link-small-l-a-neighborhood-and-325mm-shenzhen-transformation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People-streets link small L.A. neighborhood and $325MM Shenzhen transformation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/99365040/screen-print-15-sophie-yanow-s-war-of-streets-and-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #15: Sophie Yanow's "War of Streets and Houses"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148888343/single-women-emerge-as-second-strongest-group-of-homebuyers Single women emerge as second-strongest group of homebuyers Alexander Walter 2016-02-24T13:48:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:08:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d6q6wbbnzia03il.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's hard to remember that just a few decades ago it was difficult, if not impossible, for a woman alone to take out a mortgage. Federal legislation changed that. And yet, it's still surprising to learn how dominant single women have become in the housing market today: Their share is second only to married couples, and twice that of single men.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103274600/millennials-not-forming-enough-households" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Millennials, not forming enough households</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118197559/a-look-at-the-growing-influence-of-immigrants-on-the-american-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at the growing influence of immigrants on the American housing market</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123600021/looking-to-buy-a-home-in-sf-good-luck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to buy a home in SF? Good luck</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147117709/selling-cuba-gehry-s-already-there Selling Cuba (Gehry's already there) Alexander Walter 2016-02-01T14:16:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T20:21:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cm7w9p815czoq872.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I give it two years, max [...] It will be US business interests that finally push congress into lifting the embargo &ndash; they&rsquo;re all going crazy being shut out of this market.&rdquo; American architects and developers are already queuing up to be first in line, ready to pounce on investment opportunities when the embargo drops. Frank Gehry sailed into Havana in December, aboard a streamlined yacht he designed for himself, here to &ldquo;offer his expertise to Cuba&rdquo; according to a government statement.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;You know that Cuba is at the centre of attention of many people,&rdquo; Gehry told the gathered crowd. &ldquo;And in the immediate future it will attract many investors &ndash; particularly the tourism sector. But I am sure that you know to be careful with those projects.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124359173/airbnb-now-open-for-business-in-cuba-despite-anemic-internet-access" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb now open for business in Cuba, despite anemic internet access</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126711733/take-a-virtual-tour-of-havana-s-modern-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a virtual tour of Havana's modern architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016921/cuba-in-talks-for-cultural-exchange-with-us-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cuba in talks for cultural exchange with US museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146578071/selling-architectural-history-in-a-new-york-market Selling architectural history in a New York market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-25T13:22:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:34:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcj9sb3fchk8kgyr.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As an architectural historian, Ms. Clark, 30, has studied buildings throughout New York City in pursuit of her doctorate. [...] Working for JDS, Ms. Clark felt she could have more than a theoretical effect on architectural history. &ldquo;I think real estate in many ways is the story of New York, how the city grows and changes,&rdquo; she said. [...] As soon as JDS considers acquiring a property, Ms. Clark heads to the archives ... to start developing a case for or against the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the world of architectural history and New York real estate:</p><ul><li><a title="Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal</a></li><li><a title="The challenges and opportunities of updating Midtown NY&rsquo;s aging office towers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143992226/the-challenges-and-opportunities-of-updating-midtown-ny-s-aging-office-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The challenges and opportunities of updating Midtown NY&rsquo;s aging office towers</a></li><li><a title="Architectural historian discovers Chartres Cathedral has started faking it" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116032713/architectural-historian-discovers-chartres-cathedral-has-started-faking-it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural historian discovers Chartres Cathedral has started faking it</a></li><li><a title="The Digital Future of Architectural History" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82526606/the-digital-future-of-architectural-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Digital Future of Architectural History</a></li></ul>