- The International Construction Costs Index published by Arcadis, analyses the relative costs of construction across 44 major cities, and also shows a crucial imbalance in London’s expensive construction market.
- London is the most expensive city in Europe and the second most expensive city worldwide in which to build, according to an index from a global design and consultancy business.
- At the other end the least expensive cities for construction are Taipei, Bangalore, Bangkok, Kula Lumpur, Ho Chi Min, Bucharest, Prague, Sarajevo, Sofia and Jakarta.
- Overall the top city is New York, with Hong Kong in third place followed by Geneva and Macau.
- Cost premiums in the top cities range from 40% to 60% in comparison with other European counterparts.
FitzSimons’s installation is meant to explore how we “view, think and dream” about homes
- Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015: a stark installation on the Chicago lakefront by artist Sarah FitzSimons features the outline of a traditional two-storey American house (+ slideshow).
- Her work has been exhibited in cities around the US.
House is on view in Chicago through 25 October.
- Titled House, the structure sits on a beach along Lake Michigan, with a part of it submerged in water.
- The temporary installation has no roof, walls, nor cladding – leaving it intentionally open to the elements.
- FitzSimons used aluminium poles and joints to create the outline of a typical two-storey home found in the American Midwest.