A building boom of supertalls in New York City is resulting in some of the highest residential units in the world—we’re talking apartments that are at a dizzying 90 stories and higher. So where does that leave the people who live in the former-tallest residential buildings? Don’t worry, they’re just fine in their 80th…
When you live in an apartment or a condo not only do you have to put up with noisy neighbors, you also have to deal with their smells sneaking into your home via the hallway. A draft blocker is one way to seal off the crack at the bottom of your front door, but those always seem to be in the way. So the Door Filter,…
We've seen our fair share of transforming apartments around here, from MIT's super-advanced version to this Ikea-esque wonder. But none of them can compare to the sheer inventive genius of this apartment, in which huge sliding racks make it possible to pack a whole household into a tiny corridor of space.
The development of micro-housing—apartments and other dwellings smaller than 300 square feet—is a growing trend in many popular cities cramped for space. But where in the country can you find the teeniest examples of this trend? Maybe not the cities you'd first guess.
The Internet is a great place to look at things you can't have, and this clever map that cross indexes San Franscico real estate listings with location fits snugly in that category. At least the nicer districts do.
Living in New York City isn't all adventure and dynamism. Unless you are wealthy the way no real person is, you probably have to settle for a living space that is cramped and cluttered. It is the project of Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, to come up with an ideal New York apartment—one with a…
No matter how you look at it, apartment hunting sucks. You could just drink your way through it or you could manage with Lovely, a new apartment search app. Oh, and you can still drink.
As expected, Craigslist is slowly rolling out a new Map View feature for finding apartments. Good luck huntin'
Looking for an apartment is horrible. But technology can help. If you're smart, you can cut through the junk and beat the competition en route to a sweet pad. If you're planning to rent in a city, your search is bound to go through good old Craigslist—especially now that its listings no longer appear on Padmapper.…
Heading off to work on a rain-soaked bike is unpleasant, and paying for an expensive apartment with a car-sized garage is even moreso. So Japanese architects have designed the perfect compromise—an apartment complex that integrates a compact motorcycle garage into each unit.
In the penthouse of the Smith Tower, more than 35 stories and 362-feet into the cool Seattle air, lives an extremely lucky family. I want to live in a tower. I hate them.
It's hard to believe that this loft exists in Manhattan, the city in which I currently live, in 2010, the year in which I currently exist, but the space age pad is very real, and OH MY GOD this bookshelf:
Whether the trucks were transporting oil, milk or some other sort of liquid, designer Aristide Antonas has conjured up a world where we would recycle the containers into apartments. The gallery below shows a post-apocalyptic world where we remain mobile.
Another Sunday, another best of the best list from our buddies in arms at Lifehacker. What's August 16, 2009 have in store for you?
Hong Kong architect and technophile Gary Chang has the most amazing apartment. His 344-square-foot space can be shifted into at least 24 different layouts, using a funhouse's worth of sliding walls and detachable shelving.
While the average American kitchen has expanded to be a stainless steel and granite-clad football stadium, the Armoire Kitchen is refreshingly simplistic.