The former school hall, beach hut, bank and other unusual properties up for auction this June

The former school hall, beach hut, bank and other unusual properties up for auction this June

It’s not just terraced and semi-detached homes and parcels of land that can be bid on at property auctions in Wales. Every now and then there are places going under the hammer that are a bit more unusual than the standard house that needs renovation work. During June, any keen bidder might be tempted by a former bank that looks like a mini Tudor mansion, a thatched cottage and barn that has planning permission for…

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Google’s Mountain View development plans include affordable housing

Google’s Mountain View development plans include affordable housing

Google is still tweaking its Mountain View expansion plans, and the public just got a clearer glimpse of what those changes could entail. The city has published a Google development proposal for the North Bayshore area that would at least partially address the San Francisco Bay Area’s housing problems. The 3.12 million square foot project would include up to 8,000 new residential units, 6,600 of which would sit on Google’s own land. About 20 percent…

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The secret story behind Divock Origi’s Barcelona winner – and why Liverpool face another Champions League mountain

The secret story behind Divock Origi’s Barcelona winner – and why Liverpool face another Champions League mountain

Divock Origi has revealed the work on the training ground that went into the goal that put Liverpool into the Champions League final. Origi notched 11 minutes from time to earn the Reds a 4-0 semi-final second leg win over Barcelona at Anfield and wipe out a 3-0 reverse at Camp Nou six days later. Jurgen Klopp later hailed both the quick thinking of Trent Alexander-Arnold to whip in an improvised low corner from the…

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Charles Cunniffe Architects completes affordable housing complex in Colorado ski town

Charles Cunniffe Architects completes affordable housing complex in Colorado ski town

Tiny homes, an apartment building and a boarding house make up the Virginia Placer development, which was designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects for a Rocky Mountain community in Colorado with a dearth of low-cost housing. The Virginia Placer development is located in Telluride, a popular resort town ringed by forests and snow-capped peaks. Funded by the local government, the project was conceived in response to the area’s shortage of affordable housing. While hotel rooms and…

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Zipwire and mountain bike circuit plans to transform one of Wales’ best known retail park

Zipwire and mountain bike circuit plans to transform one of Wales’ best known retail park

Zipwires and racetracks for mountain bike enthusiasts are some of the projects being planned to transform one of Wales’ leading retail parks into a new leisure and tourism attraction. As revealed earlier this month Festival Park Outlet Shopping and Leisure Park in Ebbw Vale has been acquired by London-based investor GMW Capital. The retail park, which generates an annual income of £1m a year, extends to nearly 100,000 sq ft, with a further 80 acres…

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Volta updates holiday apartment inside Breuer’s brutalist Flaine ski resort

Volta updates holiday apartment inside Breuer’s brutalist Flaine ski resort

Architecture studio Volta has revamped an apartment within the Marcel Breuer-designed ski resort Flaine, adding a handful of Bauhaus-inspired details to its interiors. Having already gone through a number of renovations, the apartment has now been redesigned by Paris-based architecture studio Volta to more closely reflect its "original spirit". It’s set inside the Cassiopeia apartment block in Flaine, a ski resort designed by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer back in 1960. The resort is located in…

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Four full GB teams named for European Mountain Running Championships

Four full GB teams named for European Mountain Running Championships

Trials winner Andrew Douglas headlines senior men’s team for the event in Macedonia Four full teams have been selected to run for GB at the European Mountain Running Championships in Skopje, Macedonia, on July 1. Andrew Douglas headlines the senior men’s quartet after winning the trials in Sedbergh last weekend. A consistent performer for the British team at major championships over the last few years, this will be his fifth consecutive appearance at the Europeans….

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13 Insider Tips To Take Your Real Estate Game To Another Level

Real estate development and investing isn’t just about looking for a good deal from one day to the next. It’s also about keeping a close eye on the markets, identifying the relevant market trends and deciding when to make your next move with a subtle approach or an aggressive one. So, how do you zero in on what could be your next big deal that makes for a massive win for everyone on your team?…

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Moto X Smartphone

You’ve been waiting for two years to see what kind of magic that Google and Motorola would create together. Now, with the new Moto X, we know what the brains in Mountain View have been cooking up. You can talk to it. You can flip it around to tell you information. You can do just about anything an Android smartphone can do and maybe a bit more. So, what’s all the fuss? What exactly is…

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