Today, approximately one in three Americans rent. Demand for apartments and multifamily living spaces is at an all-time high. Last year, the multifamily market saw dramatic growth, with a 15 percent jump in apartment transactions totaling nearly $168 billion.
Adaptive reuse is on an unprecedented rise. Within the coming decade, experts estimate that 90 percent of real estate development will involve adaptive reuse of existing buildings instead of constructing new ones.
It wasn't very long ago— just a few decades— that every building began with a pencil and a piece of paper. Architects designed large buildings by drawing onto sheets of paper taped together to create a canvas hundreds of feet long.
In the hospitality industry, access management is crucial for commercial success. It contributes to guest satisfaction and a solid reputation for those in the hospitality business. Effective access management can greatly benefit hotels. For one, electronic locks and mobile access technology provide seamless room entry and enhanced security for guests.
Whether it’s a small, independent inn with just a few rooms or an international hotel chain, without the right solution, managing access can be a major challenge. What makes an access control system come together seamlessly is versatile keycard-based access management software that’s ready to be integrated with both current and up and coming technology. […]
Workplaces have evolved from cubicles and private offices to open-plan layouts and shared spaces. Many workers feel cubicles and closed-door offices have been a hindrance to collaboration, so breaking walls down was a natural next step to make way for open-plan offices.
Rapid urbanization means cities around the world are denser and more expensive than ever before. With land at a premium, an urban future where businesses and individuals can thrive will require intelligent, efficient and flexible room designs that maximizes existing space.
Recently named as the European Union's most innovative region, Stockholm is a modern city in every sense of the word and joining others in a growing list of Smart Cities accross the World. Stretching across fourteen islands, the Swedish capital boasts not only to some of the world's best universities but the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.
In a city of multitudes, the architectural traditions that characterize the city are far from homogeneous: Sao Paulo is constantly evolving as futuristic designs take their place alongside colonial-era landmarks and much-loved modernist masterpieces.
Virtual reality is commonly associated with the gaming and entertainment realm, with users immersing themselves in computer-generated worlds. Yet the technology could play a vital role to revolutionize urban living, with the potential to transform urban landscapes across the globe.
Every year the congress center in Altbach becomes the interdisciplinary meeting spot for 5,000 Europeans from science, business, politics, and culture.
Experts are predicting a significant boom in the aging population throughout this century, the likes of which we've never seen before, which in turn will increase the need for state of the art Senior Living Facilities.
Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, employees can often work away from the office nowadays, from a location best suited to their task. Vodafone Germany picked up on this trend and created a modern workplace in Düsseldorf for its 5,000 employees.
The Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, first opened its doors to visitors in 1824. A few years ago, the Egyptian Museum in Turin underwent a massive refurbishment that required innovative access solutions.