Have you ever walked through IKEA, sat down and said — I could just live here? Well here's your chance. The big box furniture and home goods behemoth is expanding their world of home decor to an entire community in their first urban planning project, to take place in East London next year.An East London neighborhood will be transformed into a self-contained IKEA-styled micro city called Strand East. It will comprise 1,200 apartments and homes, to accommodate 6,000 residents at different income levels, as well as some commercial spaces. They envision this pre-assembled town to be a beautiful and peaceful environment without rows of unsightly parked cars; all automobiles will be housed underground.This prototype town is an effort to help solve London's problematic housing situation.
If Strand East pans out well, you may just find yourself moving into an Ikea-Land near you in the not so distant future.
Read more: The Globe and Mail.
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