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Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?

04:00 - 12 August, 2019
Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?, © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal
© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal

Choice of building materials and the inherent continuous reflection about the reach and capabilities of architecture are an interesting alternative way to approach this issue. The materials used in social housing should address local and economic possibilities and the real needs for access to housing in the contemporary context.

In this article, we analyze different projects published on our site to identify some of the predominant materials used in social housing, both for the formation of structures or enclosures. The intentions of this are two-fold: firstly, to create a worldwide panorama of different case studies with different construction styles from a range of geographical locations, and secondly, to provide inspiration and tools to architects to make better social housing.

Below we present 15 social housing projects and their diverse materials and construction styles.

Green Peace Village / Ho Khue Architects

00:00 - 2 August, 2019
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    121 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang City, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Ho Khue
  • Design Team

    Ho Khue, Nguyen Thanh Phong, Dang Van Len
  • Area

    815.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

Villa T House / Time Architects

07:45 - 30 July, 2019
Villa T House / Time Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad Ho Chi Minh (Saigón), Vietnam
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Nguyen Duy
  • Design Team

    Pham Thai Ninh, Nguyen Thanh Toan, Vu Yen Nhi, Vo Hanh Nhan, Victor Lagoa
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

School and Daycare Projects for Different Climates

05:00 - 4 July, 2019
School and Daycare Projects for Different Climates, HN Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. Image © Toshinari Soga (studio BAUHAUS)
HN Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. Image © Toshinari Soga (studio BAUHAUS)

European children spend approximately 200 days a year at primary school. Even though the academic year in most parts of the world is not as long as in Europe, the place where children and adolescents spend the most time, following their own homes, is usually in educational institutions. These can be places for learning, playing and socializing, and as sad as it may be, they can also be safer places for children living in environments of abandonment, hunger, and violence, providing them with opportunities and even meals. A United Kingdom-wide survey found that the differences in physical characteristics of classrooms accounted for 16% of the variations in learning progress over the course of a year. In other words, the better a classroom is designed, the better children perform academically. According to the study, the factors that most affect children are sunlight, indoor air quality, acoustic environment, temperature, the design of the classroom itself and the stimulation within it.

The Nest / a21 studio

15:00 - 16 June, 2019
The Nest / a21 studio, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 25

Lien Thong House / 6717 Studio

21:00 - 23 May, 2019
Lien Thong House / 6717 Studio, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    An Phu, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Le Viet Hoi
  • Area

    84.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

D9 House / Group A architects

20:00 - 22 May, 2019
D9 House / Group A architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 31

Thuy Vien Coffee Shop / G+ Architects

23:00 - 9 May, 2019
Thuy Vien Coffee Shop / G+ Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mỹ Tho, Tiền Giang, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Giang Doan, Vu Le, Dieu Hong, Quan Truong
  • Area

    1280.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House for Trees / VTN Architects

18:50 - 7 May, 2019
House for Trees / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tan Binh District, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Kosuke Nishijima
  • Area

    226.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Viettel Academy Educational Center / VTN Architects

13:19 - 29 April, 2019
Viettel Academy Educational Center / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 34

Pattern House / MM++ architects

19:00 - 10 April, 2019
© Hiroyuki OKI
© Hiroyuki OKI

© Hiroyuki OKI © Hiroyuki OKI © Hiroyuki OKI © Hiroyuki OKI + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Mỹ An Phạm Thị, Long Phan Nguyễn Thanh, Michael Charruault
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

NGA House / Sanuki Daisuke architects

00:00 - 10 April, 2019
NGA House / Sanuki Daisuke architects  , © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 37

Ha House / VTN Architects

00:00 - 3 April, 2019
Ha House / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia, Tran Thi Hang
  • Area

    137.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

07:00 - 19 March, 2019
30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

The dramatic improvement in recent decades in our understanding of sustainable design has shown that designing sustainably doesn't have to be a compromise—it can instead be a benefit. When done correctly, sustainable design results in higher-performing, healthier buildings which contribute to their inhabitants' physical and mental well-being.

The benefits of incorporating vegetation in façades and in roofs, as well as materials and construction systems that take energy use and pollution into account, demonstrate that sustainable design has the potential to create buildings that improve living conditions and respect the natural environment.

Below we have compiled 30 plans, sections and construction details of projects that stand out for their approach to sustainability.

Infinity Pools in 15 Architecture Projects

07:00 - 14 March, 2019
Infinity Pools in 15 Architecture Projects, © Photographix
© Photographix

There are few things that fascinate us more than the sea. Its contemplation arouses a sense of peace, while its colors, textures, movements and amplitude provide a scientifically proven effect of relaxation in our nervous system. Above all, it makes us realize how small we are in the universe. It is not by chance that a house facing the sea is a dream of consumption for many, let alone with a pool right in front of it. Infinity pools play with this feeling of infinite sea and sky. Through a well-elaborated set of levels and plans, they create an optical illusion that leaves everyone speechless, making pool water appear as if merged with the horizon, overflowing at one or more edges. But before you plan your photo on Instagram with a glass of sparkling wine in your hand, let's take a look at how these pools are built.

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From Climate Change to Global South: 11 Editors Choose 11 of our Best Articles

05:30 - 14 March, 2019
From Climate Change to Global South: 11 Editors Choose 11 of our Best Articles, Sergei Tchoban's drawing inspired by ArchDaily's logo back in 2017. Image © Sergei Tchoban
Sergei Tchoban's drawing inspired by ArchDaily's logo back in 2017. Image © Sergei Tchoban

Back in 2008, ArchDaily embarked on a challenging mission: to provide inspiration, knowledge, and tools to the architects tasked with designing cities. In an effort to further align our strategy with these challenges, we recently introduced monthly themes in order to dig deeper into topics we find relevant in today’s architectural discourse. From architects who don't design to reframing climate change as a global issue, we are celebrating our 11th birthday by asking 11 editors and curators to choose ArchDaily's most inspiring articles.

Castaway Island Resort / VTN Architects

21:00 - 12 March, 2019
Castaway Island Resort / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lan Ha Bay, Cát Hải, Hai Phong, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
  • Design Team

    Nguyen Duc Trung, Nguyen Minh Khuong, Koji Yamamoto
  • Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs