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Banjiha living

Affordable apartments for all
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South Korea requires all buildings to have basements that can serve as bomb shelters. Building owners often rent these out as low-rent apartments (called "banjiha" according to linked BBC article).

Other countries should modify building & zoning ordinances to encourage incorporating these kinds of spaces in new construction, thus providing more affordable housing options in crowded cities.

Because the most luxurious dwelling is the one someone can afford.

Chairborne Hero, Feb 02 2020

Basis for film "Parasite" https://www.bbc.co....world-asia-51321661
More realistic than "Luxury apartments for all" [Chairborne Hero, Feb 02 2020]

Habitable land http://www.curiousm...nd-earth-inhabited/
Plenty of room to spread out [Chairborne Hero, Feb 02 2020]

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       I didn't know what Banhija means, so I did a Google image search. I still don't know what Banhija means.
Voice, Feb 02 2020
  

       Heh... around here a six foot deep crawl space isn't considered living space so the rich ski-hill chalet owning types rent them out to (strangley enough mostly Australian) indoor tenters during the winter months.   

       I know that's not what you meant but it sure fills in the accommodation-on-a-bugdet needs in a similar fashion.   

       [Voice] one of is is dyslexic. Fixed.
Chairborne Hero, Feb 02 2020
  

       [2fries] Yup, that crawl space rental us about the same thing.
Chairborne Hero, Feb 02 2020
  

       In order to circumvent the problem of class, caste, or poverty one must first invent a perfect government.
As we can all agree on, no matter where we come from, this has yet to happen at least so far as current or past 'known' history has revealed.
  

       That doesn't mean that such a thing doesn't exist... we just haven't thought it up and implemented it yet.   

       I think that the recognition and cataloging of behavioral types entering into politics has been purposefully ignored for far too long a time.
There are certain mind-sets of individuals, (easily determined in early childhood), who are not as easily corruptible as most of the sociopathic talking head puppets I see on the screens.
  

       Caste is nothing but a con, pure and simple. An adult elephant won't think to break it's twine anklet if that twine was once chain when it was a baby...   

       // certain mind-sets of individuals, (easily determined in early childhood), who are not as easily corruptible as most of the sociopathic talking head puppets I see on the screens //   

       Aspergers; the perfect ruling cadre.   

       We Assimilate every one we can find ... they fit right in.
8th of 7, Feb 02 2020
  

       Is this like a six minute abs competition to solve biblical problems?   

       //Other countries should modify building & zoning ordinances to encourage incorporating these kinds of spaces in new construction,//   

       Wouldn't it be nice. Zoning laws are largely designed to protect the value of existing property, and in the absence of external forces like Justice Dept. rulings, will always flow in predictable patterns.   

       If they can't figure out how to legislate a fix to housing in the epicenter of leftist govt. in the US (i.e. San Fran), they won't anywhere.
theircompetitor, Feb 02 2020
  

       Building underground in a tectonic zone ? Yeah, right ...   

       Got any more good ideas ?
8th of 7, Feb 02 2020
  

       Actually, as long as you don't cross a fault line, underground might be the safest place in a tectonic zone.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 02 2020
  

       That depends on the overhead structure.   

       A rigid ferroconcrete "bathtub" embedded in gravel, with a stiff, lightweight frame roof, is - as you point out - pretty earthquake-proof. Suitable elastic couplings to stop it falling into the hole are easy to engineer.   

       Putting a multi-storey structure - which might collapse, or drop big lumps of stuff - above your hobbit hole is probably going to be a bad thing.   

       Engineering dwellings for earthquake zones is easy - build low and wide, not up. Engineering humans for earthquake zones is much, much more difficult....
8th of 7, Feb 02 2020
  

       Of course, I posted this in reply to someone else's equally risible suggestion of "luxury apartments for all." At least I tacked on a half-baked notion of how to implement, relaxing ordinances that limit how/where to build and offer living spaces.   

       Tongue in cheek of course. Seoul still has an"affordable housing" problem even with sub- basements. Most crowded cities do, so we could just as easily blame crowding as zoning laws. 95% of the world’s population is concentrated in just 10% of the land surface (link) -- and as long as people are competing for the same prime spots, some will lose out.
Chairborne Hero, Feb 02 2020
  

       // we could just as easily blame crowding //   

       Indeed; the solution is therefore some form of cull.
8th of 7, Feb 02 2020
  

       I prefer to let market forces take their course. When the place I'm in gets too crowded for my liking I will emigrate - selling this lot to someone who wants it more than I do.
Chairborne Hero, Feb 02 2020
  
      
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