This video explains everyone’s upstairs neighbour in a nutshell

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 1 April 2015

It’s 2am and your neighbour upstairs is making a racket, but not just any old racket. This type of racket sounds unlike anything you’ve heard before. Could that be… bowling balls being… rolled across the floor?

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Take a peek into the world’s most expensive one-bedroom apartment at US$21.8 million

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Saturday 11 October 2014

Would you like a quick tour of the world’s most expensive 1-bedroom apartment? It’s being listed at 1.8 billion yen (US$21.8 million) as we take a peek. Simply called The House, it’s located at the most exclusive district of Tokyo – Minami-Azabu. At 4,434 square foot (411.932 sq m), we did the math and it came up to a jaw-dropping US$4,920.75 per square foot.

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Apartment transforms and opens up like a playground for grown-ups

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Thursday 24 April 2014

Wow, what is this? This crazy apartment design by Vlad Mishin comes with metal-framed plywood sculptural moulds that sharply pivot, fold and rotate to reveal the TV panel, the kitchen, and openings to different parts of the 60-sqm space. It looks like a total delight to live in.

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A photo tour of Einstein’s apartment in Switzerland

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Einsteinhaus is located in a regular apartment building in Bern, Switzerland, but an extraordinary man used to live here: Albert Einstein. For just two years, from 1903 to 1905, Einstein called this small apartment home, yet while he was working at the Swiss patent office and living in this space, he also published his very famous Annus Mirabilis papers, which ‘became the foundational work not only for his research, but almost all of astrophysics to come’.

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Creative converted school buses

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 2 October 2013

We’ve all had that dream (right?) when we’ve thought about buying a school bus and turning it into a makeshift apartment. Right? Well I have, so I’m excited to present these 15 amazing converted school buses via Mental Floss. People who have been lucky enough to get their hands on a retired school bus really […]

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The remarkable Basket Apartments in Paris

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Thursday 29 November 2012

When you’ve got a piece of land that measures 11 meters by 200 meters, you really don’t have much space unless you think like Slovenian design firm OFIS. In a seemingly small space, OFIS have managed to fit service areas, public function rooms, and 192 studio apartments. So what? People build high rise buildings everyday. […]

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Vertical garden design by Urbio

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By Steve Javiel in Video on Thursday 5 April 2012

I came across Urbio on Vimeo. This Vertical Garden design just looks so sweet. I can’t wait to get mine. Ever wanted a garden in your apartment? Well, now you can have one. [watch the video below]

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