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Jakarta has 13 New Condominium

Until the end of the second quarter – and 2012, a total of 3688 completed condominium units. This adds to the cumulative supply of condos to be 93 846 units, or 4.5% higher when compared with last quarter. Thus the results of research conducted by Cushman & Wakefield Indonesia.

According to Arief Rahardjo, Senior Associate Director of Research & Advisory Indonesia Cushman & Wakefield, a total of 13 new projects launched and will be completed in stages until 2015. “Thus, the cumulative total to 57 947 units of condominiums coming,” Arief said in a press release received

The projects are:

Central Green (Tower Cerberra)
St Moritz (New Presidential Suite Tower)
Grand Center Point (Tower D)
U Residence (Tower 2)
Green Bay Seaview Tower L
Sherwood Residence (Tower Regent)
Scientia Residence (Tower C & D)
Providence Park Apartment
The Gianetti Apartment
One 8 Hotel
Northland Ancol Residence
SOHO @ Podomoro City

Condominium sales price continues to rise. At the end of June 2012, the average selling price of condominiums in the CBD reached Rp 23,106,618 per m2, up 12% from the previous quarter.

Until June 2012, the sale of condominiums built in Jakarta and surrounding areas reached 95.3%, up 0.4% from a year earlier and up 0.2% over the first quarter of 2012. In addition, the occupancy rate stands at 66.2%, up 1.8% from the previous quarter.

Meanwhile, sales of pre-sales rate reached 61.6% with 22 274 units remaining unsold. The figure shows an increase of 2.7% from the previous quarter, up 2.5% from 2011 last year. Pre-sales activities of the upcoming projects is dominated by middle-class projects, or about 65.52% of total transactions.

The concept of “Open Plan” As a differentiator Space

Open plan concept in the shelter now more widely applied as settlement houses. Not only fits in a tiny dwelling, but also for homes in larger sizes. Why many are interested in applying this concept?

The concept of open plan turns out to minimize the presence of a wall or vertical elements that differentiate one function room with other rooms. Material that has a major role in the application of this concept is one of the floor. By distinguishing between the two spaces adjacent floor, then psychologically people can distinguish the two functions.

For example, the condition of pantry space adjacent to the dining room. Use of the former are made of ceramic floor mosaics, while the dining room or given a solid wood parquet can already look different.

However, if budget is limited, and you have to buy one type of ceramic, other tactics can be done is to compile the pattern. Or, it could also wear a split level design, the technique distinguishes the space by making a difference in floor height antaruang.

Formed a line height of this level will split into an imaginary boundary between one space to another space. For example, applied to the floor in the living room in a way made higher or lower than the floor in the living room.

Peek “plant” a Unique Trip

Pittsburgoffice space for creative business, Google is one of the serious work related to the comfort of its employees. It looks at Google’s new office in Pittsburg, California, United States, which previously was an old factory with an area of 45,000 square meters.

Citing the Inhabitat page, Google’s new office in Pittsburg this is an old building which is then processed by retaining structures such as the original building. Brought the concept of “reuse”, Google is trying to apply the concept of sustainable building, which adapt to take advantage of the old building into a new place efficiently. As infectious, buildings and environments around the office that was formerly named Nabisco factory, also participate.

Office of the “factory” Google has been designed by local architecture firm named Strada. According to Strada, this office not only to maintain the atmosphere of the factory as a function of the building before, but also offering views of the entire City of Pittsburg.

In it, the office interior inspiration from Kennywood Amusement Park, which is a famous park in Pittsburg. This design combines the feel of the original factory building with a modern twist on it.

Frame buffer before retained factory buildings, buildings made of natural lighting, and office atmosphere is made cheerful and playfull, so that Google employees can work comfortably as if not at the office. That said, this brilliant idea obtained with the help of Google employees themselves.

Yes, for four days, the employees asked to contribute suggestions to determine the ideal form of a work space, including any thing like this in the office and vice versa. All were then summed to materialize into a unique office, other than normal.

“Property in Papua Prospects Good, but ..”

Property developments in Papua is lacking in the spotlight. But in fact the growth of business property in the eastern provinces in the country is quite significant.

This was revealed by the Chairman of the DPP Real Estate Indonesia, Setyo Maharso, when contacted, Thursday (26/7) then. In fact, Papua Setyo to categorize as one of the ten most prospective provinces, in addition to Greater Jakarta, West Java, East Java, Riau, South Sumatra, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, South Sulawesi and North Sulawesi.

“Growth in demand for properties in Papua triggered by the many immigrants who work there and need a home,” said Setyo. “Most of these immigrants worked in mining and plantation sectors.”

He added that the area is most prospective Papua Jayapura, Timika, Manokwari, Sorong and Biak. “But it is now, still more immigrants become citizens than local property buyers,” said Setyo.

Setyo mengungapkan, business prospects in Papua nice property, but did not grow as fast as in Java. “The problem is that the population of a little,” he said, “besides, the raw materials must also come from other parts, so that home prices to be expensive.

Related prices, Minister of Housing Number 7 and 8 of 2012 set the price of house type 36 in the region 3 (Papua and West Papua) rose from Rp70 million to Rp145 million per unit, provided a minimum of DP increased from 10% to 12.5% . But according to Setyo, the price is not in accordance with the conditions on the ground. “According to my friends in Papua REI members, the price of entry for developers around Rp150 million to Rp160 million,” he said.

JK Rowling Build ‘Hogwarts’ in the back home

JK Rowling, author of the bestselling Harry Potter, will make the garden behind her house in Edinburgh, as the Hogwarts playground. Existing schools in the novel and the film will be realized by the fund GBP150 thousand (Rp2, 21 billion).

Rowling plans to build two 40-foot-high tree house for her two children, David (9) and Mackenzie (7). Each timber houses to be built on stilts and has a balcony, carvings, and turrets that are not visible in the Potter adventures.

Both towers are connected by a rope bridge and can be reached through a secret tunnel hidden in a wooden walkway. Rowling has submitted plans to the City of Edinburgh Council. To build a tree house, Rowling invites renowned treehouse designer Blue Forest UK. The tree house is certainly only be built using wood from sustainably managed forests.

Sources at Edinburgh City Council said, “Certainly it clear that it is highly unlikely Rowling did not get permission to build a tree house. Because it’s just a tree house for her two children’s playground, not to be a place to live.”

In the image, the wooden house owned by David’s closest to the secret tunnel and has a trap door that is specially designed and equipped with fireman’s pole to escape into the garden. Kenzie’s home while the wood has a spiral staircase and a playground with a swing set.

Rowling is currently living in the mansion of the 17th century with her husband Neil Murray, David and Kenzie, and and Jessica (18) which is a daughter from his first marriage. Rowling mansion was purchased for more than GBP2 million in 2009, when he saw two of the 31 rooms there.

The luxury property was nicknamed “Fortress Rowling” by some parties for the security fence built and reinforced doors in the house. Using a crane lifted the giant tree to the garden wall to provide more privacy for Rowling and her family.

Last year, Rowling received permission to flatten the 1970’s style house next to his house for GBP1 million to expand the garden. He also obtained permission to build a summer house by the critics called a stone hut inhabited by Hagrid, wildlife supervisor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and who later was appointed Keeper of Magical Creatures teacher, in the Potter stories.

A neighbor Rowling commented, “There’s no one here that will set questions about about the tree house for his son. It was her own money and he’s entitled to do anything with that money. Rowling has spent a lot of money for the trees around his property so even though the house This tree is very large, no one could see it except their own families. However, Rowling is very good and he is well liked here. ”

Based on the Sunday Times Rich List 2012, Rowling’s wealth valued at GBP560 million was recorded. He also reported to have provided more than GBP100 million for charity.