Size really does matter in apartment planning
The recent reduction in the minimum sizes for new apartments has generated controversy. Are the latest rules a sensible way to help tackle the housing crisis or a gift to property speculators who want to cram more homes into each development and increase returns?
Eight years ago, a near 200-year-old British institution came to an interesting conclusion – Ireland was an exemplar for home-building.
It was quite an endorsement from the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba), but the group was not envious of Ireland’s house-building rate – construction activity had of course plummeted during the economic crash. It was instead full of praise for the standards of new Irish builds.
“A three-bedroom flat suitable for five people has to...
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