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  • Horizontal skyscrapers provide housing in LA
  • Horizontal skyscrapers provide housing in LA
    Michael Maltzan (2014) ©

Horizontal skyscrapers provide housing in LA

Living in a high-rise is notoriously lonely; there are no fences to chat across and no reasons to venture up to the 15th floor to meet your neighbours. An LA-based ‘horizontal skyscraper’ is providing dense housing, but instead of building up, homes are spread across, recreating the feel of a neighbourhood.



  • Article image Markthal Rotterdam: more than just a marketplace

    It may be known as ‘the Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam’, but Markthal Rotterdam is not a religious monument – it’s a market. Part market hall, part housing development, part cultural hub, it boasts food stores and restaurants alongside over 200 apartments. Is this what markets will look like in the future?

  • Article image Roppongi Hills: a cultural oasis in the heart of Tokyo

    Tokyo is often perceived as a disjointed concrete jungle. Roppongi Hills challenges this assumption by putting all life’s essentials – from museums to office space – under one roof, wrapped up in almost three hectares of foliage. Is this what the cities of the future will look like?

  • Article image Why are more people retiring to the city?

    “I would rather live in a cupboard in Soho than in a mansion in Surrey,” says 50-year-old Vishnia. Urban retirees are embracing life after work as a chance to learn and explore. And owning 80% of the UK's net personal wealth, they can afford to. But what’s driving them to the city?

  • Article image What does a Millennial’s home look like?

    In 2013, property prices in the UK increased by over 11%. Living spaces may be getting more expensive (and smaller) but new schemes aim to make houses better connected and personally serviced too. How are people and brands reacting to the changing nature of our homes?