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Crown Group Partners with Boutique Developer on Melbourne Towers

Crown Group Partners with Boutique Developer on Melbourne Towers Sydney-based developer Crown Group will expand its operational footprint launching its first Melbourne development, in a joint venture project with G3 Projects planned in Southbank. The “arts-inspired” $140 million apartment development comprises two Koichi Takada-designed residential towers that will stand 14-and-16-storeys. Crown Group chief executive Iwan Sunito says…

Overcrowded high-rise units ‘disaster waiting to happen’

A Current Affair has been investigating this property black market since the recent Neo200 fire in the Melbourne CBD. The blaze, likely to have been fuelled by combustible cladding, left a number of apartments requiring major repairs. Overcrowded high-rise units are a “disaster waiting to happen”. (A Current Affair)                           Footage obtained by A Current…

APRA investor crackdown behind drop-off in apartment approvals

APRA investor crackdown behind drop-off in apartment approvals

The number of cranes dotted across city skylines is set to fall with a decline in building approvals for apartments. Photo: Arsineh Houspian   Kate Burke   Journalist  / Apr 4, 2018 A significant drop-off in apartments in the construction pipeline has dragged down the number of buildings approved across the country in February, according to the latest…

These Tiny, Modular Homes Are Made of Concrete Water Pipes

These Tiny, Modular Homes Are Made of Concrete Water Pipes

Feeling the squeeze from Hong Kong’s affordable housing crisis, one architect turns to a surprising new micro-housing solution. With a population of 6,690 people per square kilometer in 2014, Hong Kong has one of the most competitive real estate markets in the world. In fact, it was named the most expensive housing market internationally for…

One Sydney Park: a haven for the mind, body and spirit

One Sydney Park: a haven for the mind, body and spirit

The fourth most common cause of stress among Australians is, paradoxically, the pressure of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s a problem that reflects the Aussie city dweller’s busy, screen-based life where convenience is paramount and relaxing means falling asleep in front of Netflix. Ask any health expert how we might reduce our stress levels and…