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  • Is Y:Cube the future of living in London?
  • Is Y:Cube the future of living in London?
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Is Y:Cube the future of living in London?

The UK's YMCA has developed a living unit dubbed the Y:Cube. It offers a solution to the lack of affordable housing, particularly in large cities like London. The units are studio-like apartments made for single occupancy, and can even be stacked together.



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  • Article image Are smart homes a dumb idea?

    As you leave for work, you yell “lock” and “camera on” to keep the house secure, before telling your vacuum to clean the bedroom carpet while you're out. It's not a sci-fi film - the technology is available now. But do we really want our homes to be controlled by technology?

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    A movement for a new business model built on responsibility and longevity has emerged.