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February 2020

There are disadvantages of big windows.

By | Interior Coordinate, Real Estate

(1)The resistance to earthquake is weak.

A room walled is solider than a room with big windows.  A building with floor-level windows has little walls and so the earthquake resistance is weak.

(2)The cost of big windows mounts up.

Windows are more expensive than walls. Big windows costs more than small windows.

(3)Crime prevention is weak.

60% burglars break windows and invade into a house. Especially the floor-level windows in a living room or balcony.

 (4)Insulation is bad.

A room with big windows is not well insulated. Summertime is hot and the winter season is cold.  

 (5)Fuel and lighting is expensive.

Since big windows are not well insulated and airtightness, the air-conditioners consume more power and consequently it comes to be expensive.

 (6)The arrangement of furniture is limited.

Big windows make the arrangement of furniture difficult. Walls in a room are better for good interior coordination.

 (7)Acoustic insulation comes to be weak.

Big windows make the room’s acoustic insulation weak. A noise outside the house cannot be shut our well.

 (8)Privacy protection is weak.

People who live in a house with big windows shall fell someone’s eye from outside. Especially when lights turned on at night, the protection of privacy comes to be weak.

 

On the other hand, the followings are the merits of big windows.

  • The room is well-lighted
  • The house is well ventilated.
  • People can go in and out through the big windows.
  • Big windows give a sense of spaciousness.

Tokyo Bay area for living

By | 未分類

(Photo: Toyosu area from Tsukada Island)

Tsukuda area was largely developed 30 years ago. Tsukuda area is the pioneer of Tokyo bay area, but this area is still popular region. However other bay areas are showing remarkable growth for exclusive residential areas.  Tokyo bay area means Tsukuda area,

Tsukishima area, Kachidoki area, Harumi area, Toyosu area, and Ariake area. The Olympic village will be constructed in Harumi area. Tokyo bay area is noticeable area where the largest-scale real estate developments are planned.

In Kachidoki area there are MID Tower, SEA Tower, and urbane shops. Harumi Park Tower has brand new beautiful building and lots of green spaces inside the site which are very attractive.

In Toyosu area there is “La La Port”and enough commercial institution. The consideration that will carry weight is that the apartment is close to Subway station or not.

In Kahidoki area there is Subway Oedo line Kachidoki station. However because of the large tower buildings, Kachidoki station looks crowded with people. Nevertheless Kachidoki area is expected to be very attractive town in the future.

In Toyosu area there is Subway Yurakucho line Toyosu station.

In Tsukishima area there are two Sub way lines: Subway Oedo line Tsukishima station and Subway Yurakucho line Tsukishima station.

Tokyo “BTR” (= a bus route) will be opened in Tokyo Bay area because of Tokyo Olympic Game.

https://toyosu.tokyo/access/tokyo-brt-plan-info/

However compared to Subway, a bus route does not have so large transport capacity. So Tokyo Bay area near Subway stations is good location for an apartment to live in.

Complex use real estate development

By | Life Style, Real Estate

Photo by Dios : Kachidoki area (MID Towrr and SEA Tower)

“Complex use” is a real estate development that apartments, offices, hotels, shops, and entertainments are combined.  Roppongi Hills is a typical example of “complex use”. “Complex use” is a real estate development to meet the Japanese needs of the time. The key industry of Japan was a manufacturing industry. However now it is the age of the knowledge-information society In the wake of changes of the Japanese industrial structure, the design of apartments and Japanese lifestyle also have undergone change.

Tsukuda area from Hachobori (photo by Dios)

“Complex use” is a real estate development to meet the Japanese needs of the time.  The key industry of Japan was a manufacturing industry. However now it is the age of the knowledge-information society. In the wake of changes of the Japanese industrial structure, the design of apartments and Japanese lifestyle also have undergone change.

To work with a laptop computer at a cool café. Business meeting is not at a dull office, but at a center of town in a pleasant atmosphere. Persons with remarkable talents, the rich, and powerful international business persons will meet at the center of attraction where luxury apartments, shops, and services.  Hereby “Interlayer effect” is produced by “complex use” real estate developments. The mainstream of luxury apartments in Tokyo or Osaka will be “complex use” developments.

A commercial and entertainment complex at Toyosu Island