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Urban Views: Living In China’s Megacities (Video)

More than 60 percent of China’s population of 1.4 billion currently lives in cities. Within a decade, the share of urban dwellers is expected to increase to 75 percent. Construction is booming and competition for residential land is fierce.

But the right to live in a city in China is conditional. Authorities want their modern cities to be peopled with well-educated, highly-qualified or politically well-connected residents. As a result, certain standards have to be met to be eligible for a modern, urban home. Only members of China’s political classes and the financially successful have a hope of qualifying. Yet more than half of the people who live in cities are so-called “migrant workers.” They come from rural communities and have no official rights to settle in cities. They are there to work. With no proper rights, they are merely tolerated while they serve as merchants, servants, waitstaff, cleaners, construction workers and tradespeople.

But while they are indispensible to daily life in the cities, they are unable to afford their exorbitant rents. This documentary looks at how and where these workers live, and asks whether middle and working class Chinese even figure in the official vision of shiny, high-tech cities. The filmmakers also look at what happens to those who oppose official plans, or stand in the way of the building boom.

Future Of Living Spaces: “Studypod” And “Birdbox” By Livit Design Studio

Studypod by LivitScience shows that being surrounded by plants, trees and nature improves mental health, productivity and learning abilities. This is why Studypod is designed to be placed in your garden, in the forest or any inspiring environment. With one large window in the front, its like working outside while being sheltered.

Birdbox is a prefabricated room designed to bring you close to nature. It should give you comfort and shelter, at the same time be small and light enough to be placed in unique places with minimal footprint.

Birdbox by Livit Interior

Birdbox comes in two versions, Birdbox Mini and Birdbox Medi. Delivered key ready with interior.

A room for imagination

Home office, Yoga studio, hobby room, extra bedroom. With the detachable desk comes new opportunities. Studypod can be used as a affordable on site office solution.
Add extra mobility with heavy duty lockable wheels.

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Future Of Living Spaces: “Lumipod” By French Firm Lumicene – “Curved Glass”

LUMIPOD is built around a LUMICENE® window. This new concept uses curved glass in aluminium frames sliding between two rails, allowing the interior space to be occasionally transformed into an outdoor space.

Lumipod Layout

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  • 1. Curved entry door
  • 2. Lumicene curved reversible window
  • 3. Curtains
  • 4. 14m²  bedroom with panoramic view!
  • 5. Bathroom and toilets
  • 6. Wardrobe
  • 7. Technical room
  • 8. Curved wood-frame walls

 

Closed, LUMIPOD is a comfortable cocoon but fully immersed in Nature.

In a single gesture, LUMIPOD eliminates the boundary between interior and exterior for an unforgetable experience.

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