En visitant le site d'Atelier Big City, je suis tombé sur ces rendus. Aucune info disponible. Quelqu'un peut identifier où ça pourrait se trouver?
I just opened the site, and this tower would be in Toronto.
However, I found another render of the 1037 rue Bleury,
And on the site, it is written that the 1037 rue Bleury is a "projet en cours".
Avoir beaucoup d'espace n'est pas toujours signe de bonne qualité de vie non plus.
Dans un monde idéal j'aurais un penthouse au Altoria mais là c'est la qualité de mon porte-monnaie qui fait défaut...
Yes it is possible to be happier with more square footage of living space, but it also possible to obtain an increase in square footage and show no change in quality of life/happiness.
Studies have been done to demonstrate this. This "rule" also applies with money. Up to a certain point, increased money (or increased square footage) will increase your happiness and quality of life. But when a certain "threshold" is met, additional money or additional living space no longer gives you increased happiness.
It's like if you're living a 30-bedroom mansion and you upgrade to a 31-bedroom mansion. Odds are, you won't gain any significant happiness. If you have 100 million dollars or 101 million dollars, odds are, you won't gain any extra happiness.
The threshold varies from person to person and it's a totally subjective thing. For some people, once you get up to 3000 sq. feet, your "relative maximum happiness" pertaining to living space is attained, and any additional space will yield exponentially diminishing returns.
For some people, that "happiness threshold" is at 500 sq. feet. It might be hard for you to imagine how someone could be totally satisfied and content with such a living space if your own threshold is much higher (say 3000 sq feet or more) but as someone with such a threshold, i can assure you that it's true.
For me, i'd rather have a small living space that is intimate rather than a vast living space. If i had unlimited money, i'd rather have a penthouse condo with < 1000 sq feet on the 40th floor of a Midtown Manhattan high rise rather than a 5000 sq foot mansion where i could practically get lost in.
I was living in a 1800 sq.ft condo in Old Montreal. I felt cramped in that thing and it was on two floors mind you. Its been now over a year, that I am back in the west island. Now living in almost a 3000 sq.ft home and I find it pretty big. I spend most of my time in my bedroom, which is probably half the size of a decent size condo in the city. Only other part of the house I am in part of the time, is my atelier in the basement.
I would love to live in a bigger house, but I'd for sure get lost and never use like 98% of the space. I'd have to have parties every weekend for it to be worth while.
Back to big vs. small. For me... ideal size would be... 2400 sq.ft. Nice size bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room and extra space for like my atelier.
Dernière modification par jesseps ; 27/09/2010 à 16h32.
ok, good post. You've convinced me that for "some" people 500 sq feet is enough, but I can't understand it. Where do you put your in-laws when they come over from out of town. IN a 500 sq foot space you can't ever have guests over, cause you've got no room to accomodate them!For some people, that "happiness threshold" is at 500 sq. feet. It might be hard for you to imagine how someone could be totally satisfied and content with such a living space if your own threshold is much higher (say 3000 sq feet or more) but as someone with such a threshold, i can assure you that it's true.
Anyways, I guess it isn't important! I just can't imagine people living like rats in a 490 sq foot shoebox and loving it!
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