Density and Space: Hong Kong

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From every point of view, housing in Hong Kong is staggering: in height, in density, in sheer numbers and cost.  Hong Kong is one of the most expensive places to live. It has also some of the most densely packed … Continued

Cuba: Colour the World

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If only Ireland was more like Cuba Colour? Difficult to get right, easy to get wrong. And when it is wrong, it is very wrong. So we tend to play it safe. Architects famously favour white, and grey and black. … Continued

Kitchens R Us

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In the 1980’s we loved our ‘country kitchens’. Typically, this is a kitchen with heavily moulded cupboards and brass-like handles, (or wooden knobs) wood trimmed formica worktops and latticed glass cabinets. It is normally, accompanied by a farmhouse table and … Continued

Spring Cleaning

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Spring: where the sun is high in the sky – and shining straight into our rooms….. And all we can see is the dust, grime, wear and tear and we know that something has to be done.   Traditionally, this is … Continued

Round The Houses With Sarah Beeny

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Round the Houses  with Sarah Beenyis a series of podcasts where the ebullient  property developer and broadcaster visits well known people in their homes and chats to them about their lives, where they lived before, and where they live now.  Sarah Beeny, … Continued

Big City: Alternatives in Dwelling

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With rents in big cities now costing more than most people can afford, should we now be looking more creatively at housing provision? Is it time to explore, create and support wider alternatives for dwelling? Locked out of the quality … Continued