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News and updates about property developments, project launches and house-building around the world.

World’s first disappearing skyscraper gets green light

Skyscrapers have been racing to become the tallest for years, but in South Korea one company is thinking outside of the box. In fact, they are making the box disappear altogether. How? By building the world’s first invisible tower.

The toilet that became a house

There was a young woman who lived in a toilet. It's not the usual place for someone to make their home, but Laura Clark is no ordinary person. The architect, who used to live in a four-bedroom house in Sydenham, spotted her new residence when she first moved to London. The only catch? It was a derelict underground public lavatory.

Developer builds first homes for sale in Stella Maris

Construction is now underway on what are believed to be the first homes offered for sale in Stella Maris.

Wales plans to demolish Hobbit home

In a hole in the ground there lived a Welsh couple - but soon, their Hobbit-like existence will cease to be. Their house, which resembles the hideaways featured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy books, will be demolished after they lost their appeal to local officials.

New York tower plays real-life Jenga

A New York tower designed is set to play real-life Jenga with the city's skyline. The building's jumble of cubes, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, makes it look like the penthouses are about to fall over.

Meet the world’s first zero-carbon city

Travel to the United Arab Emirates and pop just outside Abu Dhabi and you will find Masdar City: the world’s first zero-carbon city. Yes, it actually exists.

Nakheel to showcase 3.5bn of property at Dubai Property Show

Nakheel will be showcasing AED3.5 billion of real estate at the Dubai Property Show in London this weekend.

New housebuilding hits nine-year high amid slowing construction sector

Workload and confidence are both climbing in the UK's construction industry, according to builders.

Rising demand and government schemes boost Scottish home-building

A new £25 million fund will provide an estimated 500 new affordable homes to rural areas across Scotland.

New homes on the up as Spanish construction rebounds

Spain's house-building business continues to come back to life, with new figures showing that planning approvals have surged in 2016.
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2018/06/28 10:35:33pm