Independence Library and Apartments, a hybrid library and affordable housing development in Chicago. Designed by John Ronan Architects
How the city of Chicago and nonprofit groups partnered to build three libraries plus affordable h...read more
The mural of a plant indigenous to Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood adorns a building's exterior wall that's visible to residents of a recently opened apartment building. Image: Evan Joseph
A 90-foot mural overlooks the courtyard of a new residential building.
Organized Living closet systems were installed in all units at 20 Fulton East by dealer Rayhaven Group.
20 Fulton Street East is a 12-story residential community in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., develo...read more
The skylit 75-foot, three-lane lap pool at Hub, a 54-story rental tower of 750 apartments (150 affordable) in Brooklyn, N.Y., designed by Dattner Architects. Photo: Evan Joseph, courtesy Dattner Architects
Multifamily developers show no signs of pulling back on specialty spaces and unique offerings in...read more
Rendering courtesy Magnusson Architecture + Planning
Magnusson Architecture + Planning is designing the project.
The late Victorian structure at 859 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass., has been fully upgraded to “near” net-zero energy standards. The 7,500-sf home can shelter 10 homeless women and their children. Photo: Bruce T. Martin
The 1885 Victorian home in Cambridge, Mass., gets a new, energy-efficient life as Renae's Place,...read more
The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.
Ori Pocket Closet opens (via black button) for access to clothes, etc. Pocket Closet comes with 110 cubic feet of storage, 140 inches of hanging space, a desk, 48-inch TV nook, LED lighting, three outlets, and two USB ports and adds the equivalent of 40 square feet of usable space to an apartment. Cost: $3,000 to $7,000. Photo: Ori Living
This robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system can add more than 100 square feet of u...read more
Ori Studio Suite comes with a full or queen bed, a dining table or desk, a 50- or 60-inch TV nook, up to 133 cubic feet of storage, 48 to 60 inches of space to hang clothes, LED lighting, six outlets, and two USB ports. The system “adds” up to 136 of usable square footage to the unit. Cost: $7,000 to $15,000, depending on order quantity. Photo: Ori Living
Meet Ori Living's robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system.
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Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent construction costs for low-rise and mid...read more
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We're looking for the best new "student housing" communities for our Fall Issue of Multifamily De...read more
Sitka, a 384-unit apartment complex in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Photo: Vulcan Real Estate
Ballpark living in Anaheim, Calif., and a water-friendly apartment complex in Seattle highlight t...read more
Williams Terrace, Charleston, S.C., designed by David Baker Architects. The project echoes the iconic Charleston single house, with piazzas that function much like porches. These wide, open-air corridors provide external circulation and surround an airy central courtyard. Photo: Luker Photography, courtesy AIA
The firm's Williams Terrace project is the first dedicated housing for Charleston, S.C.’s low-inc...read more
Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.
Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...read more
Wanderwall is one of the largest public art pieces in North Carolina. Designed by Marc Fornes/Theverymany, it reimagines an exterior wall of the Stonewell Station parking garage along Interstate 277 in Charlotte (more below). Photo: NAARO
9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation....
Images courtesy CetraRuddy
CetraRuddy designed the project and Delshah Capital is the developer.
Despite a decline in rental households, multifamily construction pushed forward last year. Image: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
However, supply shortages, especially on the affordable end, are likely to push rents even higher...
Renderings courtesy The Architectural Team
The Architectural Team designed the project.
Design Collective is the project’s architect.
The Carillon at Belleview Station, a 163-unit complex near the Denver light transit line. The project team: MGL Partners, owner; Parikh Stevens Architects, architect; StudioSIX5, interior designer; and Milender White, general contractor. Photo: Michael Lowry Photography
Style, flexibility, and fun highlight the latest design trends for the 55+ market.
Freedom Rail Century Gray closet system from Organized Living, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019.
At the 202-unit Niche 905 Apartments, Chicago, FitzGerald Associates Architects designed an 18th-floor roof deck featuring a large communal grilling station adjacent to smaller individual grills and private dining areas with family-style tables. A nine-foot glass wall running along the perimeter shields residents and their guests from the wind. The glass enclosure “helps the space feel more like a room and makes it more intimate,” said FitzGerald’s Kristen Larkin. Photo: C360 Images, Jim Tschetter
Seven tips for ensuring outdoor kitchens deliver safe, memorable experiences for residents and gu...read more
A crew from Andres Construction Services performs work on the adaptive reuse of First National Bank Tower, Dallas, into apartments, restaurants, retail, and the 200-room Texas flagship inn for Thompson Hotels. Photo: Andres Construction Services
The landmark tower has been vacant for a decade.
Common area at AVA DoBro, a 30-story, 500-unit apartment community in Downtown Brooklyn by AvalonBay Communities. Photo: Alan Schindler for AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
The nation's fourth-largest owner of apartments holds more than 85,000 apartments in 291 communit...read more
Marcus & Millichap specializes in real estate investment sales and financing.
Data from Marcus & Millichap 2019 U.S. Multifamily Investment Forecast on Average Price/Dwell...read more
The Danforth, Seattle. Photo: Aaron Locke Photography
Special-needs housing in West Hollywood, Calif., and a warehouse-turned-apartments in the Twin Ci...read more
Organized Living releases new color option for apartment and condominium storage systems.
Inset, Edison with a Type A4 Edison cell, the nickel-iron alkaline storage battery produced at his factory in West Orange, N.J. Left, The Residences at Edison Lofts: 279 reconstructed apartments and 21 penthouse rentals, plus 34 new-construction units, a parking garage, and retail space. Photo: Prism Capital Partners
America’s greatest inventor would have appreciated this project team’s ingenuity and persistence....
Baby boomers are selling their homes, relocating from suburban family-friendly neighborhoods to urban developments, and embracing density and city life. As renters, this group expects their multifamily communities to address wellness and zen-like opportunities for personal development. Photo by Vladimir Kudinov from Pexels
Boomers are on the move and Millennials are seeing upward mobility, but issues with affordability...read more
Multifamily housing starts should hit 379,000 units this year. That’s 2% down from 2018’s 386,000, but well ahead of the average for multifamily starts from 2000 to 2007. Photo: Pexels
Apartments are being built, and in goodly number. But not enough of it is affordable.