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.
There are three kinds of people in South Korea: those who make real money and live in real homes; those who make cents assembling your phones and share a room with six other people; and those lucky ones who make a few dollars and can afford these prison cells that they call "apartments."
If you have a small apartment, here are eight extremely useful and clever tips to make the most out of it. They are also very easy to implement, so bookmark for later today and get to it.
Every year, China puts out millions of college graduates who can't find jobs. Without any possibility to have a house of their own, they go to live into huge compounds—often underground—where they share rooms and bunk beds. They call them the "ant tribes."
A new federal study proves that gays are having a hard time renting a place to live—especially male gays. Landlords are less likely to rent to gay men couples, the Housing and Urban Development study reveals. Lesbian couples also face discrimination, but not quite so much.
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.
Hong Kong has one of the most expensive housing markets in the world, with home prices rising 70 percent since 2009. But a new real estate niche market offers greatly discounted home prices, if you're willing to bunk with the former residents' ghosts.
Even though his sex drive basically doomed the entire human race on Battlestar Galactica, you have to admit Gaius Baltar had one gorgeous bachelor pad. And for a mere 4,300 a month, you can rent it out too!