Cars are so pedestrian. Airplanes are the commuter vehicles of the future, at least in Qatar, where OMA has been chosen to design an aerotropolis.
The 3.9-square-mile project will connect the new Hamad International Airport with the city of Doha. About 200,000 people will live and work in the mixed-use development, which will take 30 years to complete. Read more
The most recent rendition of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, complete with politically progressive touches (Cinderella criticizes the kingdom’s cruel policies and hands her glass slipper to the prince, rather than leaving it in a midnight-induced tizzy) got us thinking about modern-day fairy tales.
Specifically, modern-day fairy tales and real estate. Read more
Kickstarter has revolutionized the way creative people receive funding for their amazing projects. Since the crowdfunding site launched in 2009, over $500 million has been pledged to fund a wide range of smart, helpful and downright brilliant products and services.
To get started all you need to do is design your project page on Kickstarter, set your funding goal and let the community loose on it. It’s remarkably easy if you have a genuinely good concept.
Naturally, there are some killer products that relate to our favourite industry. Explore some of Kickstarter’s coolest real estate projects below…
Since 1980, 65-year-old Nevada resident Dennis Hope has been “selling” plots of land on the moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury and Io (one of Jupiter’s 67 moons).
Hope’s bizarre real estate career is the subject of the New York Times’ mini-documentary The Man Who Sells the Moon, by Toronto filmmaker Simon Ennis.
In the short, Hope points out that the United Nations’ 1967 Outer Space Treaty states: “No nation by appropriation shall have sovereignty or control over any of the satellite bodies.”
“[The treaty] doesn’t mention anything about individuals,” Hope explains. Read more
This short-and-sweet new video promo for Alan Faena’s blockbuster Faena House in Miami Beach puts the “tease” in “teaser.” Read more
Picture here is a proposal for a Dubai building that would grow on its own by absorbing salt water. From California-based architecture firm Faulders Studio, GEOtube‘s design was created specifically for Dubai’s unique environment. Read more
Does putting a hot dog in boiling water sound like a lot of work? Then the hot dog toaster is for you. Sure its size and overly specific use may make it impractical, but at least it looks hilarious. Read more
We’re big proponents of change at BuzzBuzzHome; we love watching neighborhoods evolve and grow. Cities are living organisms, after all.
This week’s shots are about movement, whether it’s condos sprouting or us snapping photos of downtown Toronto from the expressway (don’t worry, someone else was at the wheel). Read more
Douglas Elliman is going Hollywood with a new office opening this year in Los Angeles.
The first West Coast outpost of New York’s biggest residential real estate brokerage will open in Beverly Hills, most likely by the fall, The Real Deal reported. Douglas Elliman chairman Howard Lorber told The Real Deal that the office will hire 25 to 30 local brokers and agents. The exact space for the new branch has yet to be decided.
Douglas Elliman has 22 offices in New York City, 27 on Long Island, nine in the Hamptons, six in Westchester County and 10 in South Florida.