Reinventing Apartment Buildings

We live in a small town (15,000 people) in the country about a 45 minute drive south of the center of our state’s largest city, Portland, Oregon (609,000 people).  We have windows in every room, with plenty of sunlight, even during our drab, dark rainy season.  When I look out my window I see trees, grass, flowers and single story buildings spaced apart from each other.  It’s a quick drive to reach the city limits and beyond that are farms and orchards, rivers and forests.

When I see cities like New York or Los Angeles on television shows (which is the only way I’d like to see them), I can’t imagine how people can live in a place like that, with so much congestion, concrete and pollution.  And those are small cites compared to others around the world.  It pains my quiet loving introvert soul.  So this TED talk blew me away.  Why aren’t the city dwellers demanding housing like this?  What a fabulous vision of how to live more organically!


 Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.

10 thoughts on “Reinventing Apartment Buildings

  1. It”s really sad that this concept didn’t proliferate even though the concept was developed 40 years ago. Obviously there is perceived to be no money in it otherwise it would be everywhere 😦

    • I loved the video. It was amazing. Whenever I see Singapore on television or in the movies, all they show is the congestion. I had no idea this effort has been under way. It is beautiful. I can only hope that other cities take note and replicate it all around the world.

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