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MD Apartment / Saransh

21:00 - 18 June, 2019
MD Apartment / Saransh, © Ishita Sitwala, The Fishy Project
© Ishita Sitwala, The Fishy Project

© Ishita Sitwala, The Fishy Project © Ishita Sitwala, The Fishy Project © Ishita Sitwala, The Fishy Project © Ishita Sitwala, The Fishy Project + 35

Apartment in Lapa / Filipe Fonseca Costa

12:00 - 15 May, 2019
Apartment in Lapa / Filipe Fonseca Costa, © do mal o menos
© do mal o menos

© do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos + 58

Light and Lines / PENY HSIEH INTERIORS

23:00 - 3 May, 2019
Light and Lines / PENY HSIEH INTERIORS, © Kyleyu Photo Stuio
© Kyleyu Photo Stuio

© Kyleyu Photo Stuio © Kyleyu Photo Stuio © Kyleyu Photo Stuio © Kyleyu Photo Stuio + 28

Grid House / Studio Guilherme Torres

14:00 - 2 May, 2019
Grid House / Studio Guilherme Torres, © Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio
© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio © Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio © Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio © Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio + 11

What is Co-Living?

04:30 - 25 April, 2019
What is Co-Living?, Oosterwold Co-living Complex / bureau SLA. Image Cortesia de Filip Dujardin
Oosterwold Co-living Complex / bureau SLA. Image Cortesia de Filip Dujardin

Many of us have already lived, are living, or will live in a shared student house - a good mix of cheap housing and intense socializing with friends and school mates. For a reasonable price, it is possible to have a single private room and share common spaces. In fact, not only university students are living this way nowadays. The concept of co-living is becoming more and more an attractive and effective solution.

Social Housing: 45 Examples in Plan and Section

06:00 - 31 March, 2019
Social Housing: 45 Examples in Plan and Section, Casa de Repouso Morangis / VOUS ETES ICI Architectes © 11H45
Casa de Repouso Morangis / VOUS ETES ICI Architectes © 11H45

Social Housing is a principal element for a more democratic city. These housing structures provide decent dwellings for all citizens in urban areas and connect them to the rest of the city and its services. 

Unfortunately, in many countries, the term "Social Housing" still has a negative connotation. It is often seen as a project that seeks to build the largest number of units with cheap materials, and little-to-no concern for the quality of life of its residents. Often times, it is designed for monetary reasons, as opposed to a project that serves the city and its people. Although this fact is recurrent, there are several examples that portray the opposite, in which architects manifest their political point of view through exceptional projects with innovative solutions that improve the urban experience.

To highlight these projects, we've gathered 45 examples that portray different modes of social housing. The diverse selection begins with small-scale, single-family residences that integrate public subsidy programs to large public enterprises for multifamily units.

© Tim Crocker © Guy Wenborne © Sergio Grazia © Takuji Shimmura + 91

Apartment in Santa Apolonia / SER-ra

11:00 - 29 March, 2019
Apartment in Santa Apolonia / SER-ra, © emontenegro / architectural photography
© emontenegro / architectural photography

© emontenegro / architectural photography © emontenegro / architectural photography © emontenegro / architectural photography © emontenegro / architectural photography + 17

Port Apartment Suzhou Shilu Community Project / GPT Architectural Design

23:00 - 2 February, 2019
© Yichen Ding
© Yichen Ding

© Yichen Ding Real scene of facade along the street after reconstruction. Image © Yichen Ding © Yichen Ding “White Box”. Image © Yichen Ding + 53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinmen Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Hua Fang
  • Design Team

    Nan Chen, Zhe Chen
  • Area

    7700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

    Yichen Ding, Courtesy of Shanghai GPT Architectural Design co. LTD.

Tianhe Youth Commune / O-office Architects

00:00 - 6 September, 2018
Green Canyon created out of the abandoned site. Image © Chaos. Z
Green Canyon created out of the abandoned site. Image © Chaos. Z

Green Canyon created out of the abandoned site. Image © Chaos. Z Floating landscaping bridges. Image © Chaos. Z Outdoor staircase and floating bridge. Image © Zhi Xia Gymnasium on the roof-top. Image © Zhi Xia + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    51-52 Ganyuan Rd., Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Principal Architects

    Jianxiang He, Ying Jiang
  • Project Architect

    Jingyu Dong
  • Design Team

    Chengqiang Huang, Xiaolin Chen, Yue Wang, Wanyi Zhang, Weisen Peng, Tao Zhang, Licong Lin, Zhen Fan, Mincong Deng
  • Client

    Vanke Guangzhou
  • Structural Consultant

    Qiyao Luo
  • VI Design

    another design
  • Area

    21000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Bund 188 Mansion in Shanghai / gad

22:00 - 24 July, 2018
The Bund 188 Mansion in Shanghai / gad, Courtesy of gad
Courtesy of gad

Courtesy of gad Courtesy of gad Courtesy of gad Courtesy of gad + 20

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    The Bund 188 Mansion, Hongkou, Shanghai, China
  • Category

  • Construction Height

    80m
  • Design time

    2013
  • Area

    57546.9 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

House of Future Contemporary / Studio In2

00:00 - 13 June, 2018
© Jackal Liu
© Jackal Liu

© Jackal Liu © Jackal Liu © Jackal Liu © Jackal Liu + 28

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Category

  • Lead Designers

    Howard Yu, William Sun
  • Area

    152.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

50 Housing Floor Plans: A Deck of Flashcards Featuring Desirable Collective Housing

22:00 - 24 March, 2018
50 Housing Floor Plans: A Deck of Flashcards Featuring Desirable Collective Housing, Courtesy of a+t architecture publishers
Courtesy of a+t architecture publishers

Following up on their series of urban block flashcards, Spanish publisher a+t architecture publishers recently launched a new deck of cards featuring architecture that "promote[s] the compact city and the desirable dwelling." Titled 50 Housing Floor Plans, this new version contains examples of recent collective living projects, featuring buildings constructed between 2000 and 20017.

Sunny Apartment / Very Studio | Che Wang Architects

22:00 - 22 March, 2018
© Te-Fan Wang
© Te-Fan Wang

© Studio Millspace © Studio Millspace © Te-Fan Wang © Te-Fan Wang + 22

71sqm. Apartment Renovation / Xue Jin Architecture Network

02:00 - 3 March, 2018
Entrance view. Image © Chuan Bai
Entrance view. Image © Chuan Bai

Living room. Image © Chuan Bai Living room. Image © Chuan Bai Shoe shelf. Image © Chuan Bai Balcony view. Image © Chuan Bai + 17

Unfolding Canvas / OFGA

20:00 - 1 February, 2018
Unfolding Canvas / OFGA, Living in Art. Image © Effie Yang
Living in Art. Image © Effie Yang

Living Corner. Image © Effie Yang Window. Image © Effie Yang Cook. Image © Effie Yang Romance. Image © Effie Yang + 14

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • Category

  • Lead Designer

    Winston Yeo
  • Interior Decoration

    Effie Yang
  • Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Dongrun Apartment Building / Praxis d’Architecture

22:00 - 10 January, 2018
© Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe
© Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe

© Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe © Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe Blue Stone Cladding © Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe + 15

Luminous, Transparent Mixed Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France

06:00 - 3 November, 2017
Luminous, Transparent Mixed Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France, Courtesy of a/LTA Architects
Courtesy of a/LTA Architects

Located outside of Saint-Malo’s train station, this soaring 55-meter beacon building will establish itself as an entrance to the city. The Semaphore is the product of French architects a/LTA + Ateliers Laporte and holds a strong identity and concept in creating a dynamic, engaging environment while blending harmoniously into its surrounding environment.

Courtesy of a/LTA Architects Courtesy of a/LTA Architects Courtesy of a/LTA Architects Courtesy of a/LTA Architects + 33

10-Square-Meter Apartments: Minimizing Living Space or Maximizing Profit?

08:00 - 10 September, 2017
10-Square-Meter Apartments: Minimizing Living Space or Maximizing Profit?, Floor Plan of the 10m² apartment in downtown São Paulo. Image via Raquel Rolnik's blog.
Floor Plan of the 10m² apartment in downtown São Paulo. Image via Raquel Rolnik's blog.

The launch of a building in downtown São Paulo - Brazil was the talk of the town due to its surprising apartment sizes of only 10 square meters. This raised the debate about the market trend to produce ever smaller properties and the ability of these properties to meet the needs of its residents. 

There is no doubt that, this type of real estate is related to newest trends of family compositions. It is increasingly common for residences to be occupied by only one person, or at most two. According to data from the SEADE Foundation for 2010, in the State of São Paulo, almost 40% of households have these characteristic, 13% of which is made up of a single resident.