Nicola Davison is a British freelance writer and editor based in London.
Posts tagged "property"
Where to buy in Shanghai, the global city with old-world charm

Where to buy in Shanghai, the global city with old-world charm

Between 1843 and 1935, when Shanghai was ceded to the British following the first opium war, the city’s population grew from about 500,000 to 4m. The city was transformed into a bustling international port and as trade thrived westerners poured in. The city was carved into foreign “concessions” — districts of imported architectural styles —...
London’s Battersea: why buyers should look beyond its new towers

London’s Battersea: why buyers should look beyond its new towers

As you pass the construction site of Battersea Power Station — with its fleet of cranes along the Thames and intense security — it is difficult to imagine how this part of south-west London might be transformed when the redevelopment is complete. Fortunately there are snippets of text on a fence protecting the site that...
Micro-flats gain favour as the answer to big city urban density

Micro-flats gain favour as the answer to big city urban density

The striking thing about architect Gary Chang’s flat in Hong Kong is not its size, though at 32 sq metres the place is by most standards teeny. Rather, it is the hazy golden light that permeates the place, the result of yellow filters tacked over the single window. This light bounces off the black lacquer-like...