These Chinese Cave Dwellers Refuse to Move Into Normal Houses [New York Times] I would probably live in one of these caves, as long as I could get wifi installed.
Who Has More of a Right to DC’s Sidewalks – Bicyclists or Walkers? [WAMU] I ride my bike on the sidewalk pretty often, but I’m constantly amazed at the fact that it’s legal. It’s like if a city accidentally made bank robbing legal or something. Or maybe it’s just the city’s implicit acknowledgement that DC drivers are terrible.
This Sicilian Immigrant Designed the World’s Most Valuable Apartments [Architectural Digest] He was so confident in his abilities that he put a velvet rope around his desk so his colleagues wouldn’t steal his ideas. I may steal this idea.
The Walter Reed Redevelopment’s Green Spaces Are Going to Be Pretty Fancy [Urban Turf DC] If we’ve truly entered the era of former government installations being turned into private luxury real estate, it’s only a matter of time before we’re settling into our micro-units in the Capitol dome.
What the Future of Affordable Housing Looks Like [Citylab] *A photo of your parents’ basement*
Polished Concrete Is the New Marble [Arch Daily] I’m no mineralogist, but isn’t marble just polished concrete? Wait, isn’t every gem, metal, and mineral just polished concrete?