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advantages & disadvantages of high rise apartments - (IELTS essay)

joythblessy 86 / 272 15  
Jan 23, 2013   #1
Some say that people living in high-rise apartments are lonely and unhappy, while others say that it's advantageous to stay in high-rise apartments. Discuss advantages and disadvantages. Give your opinion.

Due to the increased demand of high rises and decreased availability of space, high rises are now mushrooming especially in cities. there are numerous advantages in living in a flat, the down side of this trend should not be neglected.

Undeniably, high rises satisfy the drastic demand of rentals in cities to an extent, they are excellent places for short stay. The prices of the flat are less compared to an individual house in the cities. Most importantly, it diminishes the demand of daily commuting and its associated stress and tensions. These places are blessings for people who are supposed to live and work away from their home. They can enjoy the facilities and high living standards, which are often offered by the urban life such as good hospitals, recreational facilities and so on. it relieves the stress of living away from their family members as they can enable to accommodate their family, dear and near ones with them. For instance, flats helps people to stay with their children and trim down the time of journey, fuel consumption, traffic block and all other related issues.

On the other hand, flats are place of congestion and insecurity, if not constricted and maintained in a good manner especially low rate flats. As these houses are following the same design, it is difficult to demolish or arrange according to the personal needs. Moreover, for anything and everything we have to depend on others and pay for it. For instance, the payment for water, removing garbage and transporting heavy things to and from the rooms payment is mandatory. As it is a high building it is away from the nature, and people may feel isolated. The neighborhood relations may vanish. Lack of proper parking facilities and relaxation facilities or loans may make their life more stressful. The disturbance from neighboring people may be resulted in lack of solitude and distraction in studies. For instance, if the neighbor is fond of playing T.V. louder, it may disturb the activities of all family members.

To conclude, it is undeniably true that, the high rises have both pros and cones. As far as I am concerned, I prefer to stay in flats for a short period, if it is unavoidable. Otherwise, I would like to live in individual houses.
dumi 1 / 6,925 1592  
Jan 23, 2013   #2
Due to the increased demand of high rises and decreased availability of space

Demand increased because the population grew at a high speed.
Due to increased population and scarcity of land, the demand for high rise apartments began to graw.

Undeniably, high rises satisfy the drastic demand of rentals in cities to an extent, they are excellent places for short stay.

Undeniably, high rise apartments offer solutions for the booming demand for shelter in cities.
devabe2005 46 / 97  
Jan 24, 2013   #3
used "high rises" in four places instead use flat, apartment

it relieves the stress of living away --> I think better usage for stress is loneliness or solitude
used "stress" in three places instead use anxiety

individual houses . --> typing mistake --> individual house.
maksimuk - / 1  
Jan 24, 2013   #4
Hello joythblessy,

I think people can be lonely and unhappy if they live in a high rise or a home. Possibly, more single people live in high rises thus the tendency to be lonely. One of the biggest trends in high rise design are "common areas" these include outdoor kitchens, lounges, areas for dogs to play, gyms, social lounges, recreation centers, yoga studios and other common areas where residents can socialize and meet their neighbors. I will say that without those amenities in the design, the high rise will offer little more than a place to sleep. As the population continues to grow, there will be an increased need to build up, up, and away. Hopefully architects continue to challenge the status quo of high rise building design to create communities that are thriving and healthy.
OP joythblessy 86 / 272 15  
Jan 24, 2013   #5
Hai Katrina...

Thanks for the comments..
I specially mentioned in my essay a point that if it is low rate flates...
I have to write with strong point that why i agree with the statment. In my mind there are lots of low rate flates in the metropolitian cities of india, where poor people with law wages are living with family. And i stayed 1 mth in one of these flats, in this essay i decribed about my personal experiences...):

I was not talking about the high tech high-rises masrooming resently..

Yes, you can write and point out all these things of flats with high tech facilities in your essay if you are disagreeing with the given statment..

Unfotunatelly, i totally aggree with the statment..):

Thanks for your time and sharing the opposite view...):


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