The Crown Heights Building Offers Affordable and Modern Housing

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 21, 2015
References: hicommon & gizmag
This new Crown Heights building, developed by American housing company Common, offers a fresh new take on the age-old concept of shared accommodation. This buildings aims to offer highly convenient, affordable and modern housing for the dynamic 21st century urban dweller.

The building includes shared dining spaces and community rooms as well as communal social spaces. Residents have to share the kitchens, but all kitchenware is provided.

One of the most noteworthy aspects of the Crown Heights building is the inclusion of various high-tech amenities. A SmartThings hub allows residents to control home automation appliances, while Nest thermostats are used to learn residents' lifestyle rhythms and adjust temperature accordingly.

Ultimately, the Crown Heights development aims to make flexible housing solutions available at a time when most big cities are suffering from housing crises.