Categories: Architecture

Prefab Homes a Hit at Dwell Design Show

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on June 29

I stopped by Dwell on Design, a home design show sponsored by Dwell magazine at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. This was the kind of event I...

Tata's Nano Home: Company behind world's cheapest car to sell $7,800 apartments

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on May 07

Tata, the Indian company that made worldwide headlines with its $2,000 Nano car, now plans to build 1,000 tiny apartments outside Mumbai that will sell for $7,800 to $13,400 each....

Look What's Becoming of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

Posted by: Peter Coy on May 24

Generations of airmen and airwomen would undoubtedly be amazed to see what's happening to the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, which was opened in 1942 and then shut...

Coming soon: Tallest building in the U.S.

Posted by: Dean Foust on April 23

You probably saw the news last week that architect Santiago Calatrava unveiled plans for the Chicago Spire, which, if completed, would stand as the tallest building in the U.S., taller...

Announcing the 1st annual Hot Property "Ugliest House Ever" contest...

Posted by: Dean Foust on April 23

As the old saying goes, you can’t buy taste. Exhibit A: The $30 million home (compound?) that publishing tycoon Duane Hagadone built in Palm Desert. According to this account...

Small Apartment Contest

Posted by: Peter Coy on April 21

This bedroom is in a 546-square-foot junior 1-bedroom apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Its tenant calls it "Sarah's Modern Glam Palace." To see more glamorous small apartments,...

Apartment Or Sensory Deprivation Tank?

Posted by: Peter Coy on March 30

Here's the public relations spiel about this new luxury residential building at 20th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan: The development is inspired by the infinite potential of a...

How 'Boomfluentials' Want to Retire

Posted by: Peter Coy on September 29

You are a Boomfluential if you are between 50 and 60 years old and have an annual household income of $100,000 or more. Boomfluentials--according to publisher Hanley Wood LLC, which...

Green Homes

Posted by: Peter Coy on May 02

This is an artist's rendering of an environmentally conscious home that's going up in Raleigh, N.C. It's called the National Homebuilder Mainstream GreenHome. Just a few of its "green"...

Architectural Review Boards

Posted by: Peter Coy on March 23

It's not enough that you spent $2 million for a bare lot and you have to spend another $6 million to build your dream house on it. Now you're forced...

Glass Foreheads

Posted by: Peter Coy on March 20

I realize that giant windows above the front door are the height of fashion in some circles, but to me they always look like glass foreheads. I picture a person...

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BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.

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