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A House within Thirteen Steps / Limu Design Studio

Master bedroom view Rammed earth wall extend to the master bedroom Watch outside kitchen from inside kitchen Interaction between mezzanine and master bedroom + 47

Shanghai, China
  • Architects: Limu Design Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  34
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

MD Apartment / Saransh

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

Ahmedabad, India
  • Architects: Saransh
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  67
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Flos, Kohler, Siemens, BFT Automation

Apartment in Lapa / Filipe Fonseca Costa

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  • Architects: Filipe Fonseca Costa
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  240
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Light and Lines / PENY HSIEH INTERIORS

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

  • Interiors designers: PENY HSIEH INTERIORS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  84
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Grid House / Studio Guilherme Torres

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

São Paulo, Brazil

What is Co-Living?

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

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.

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Apartment in Santa Apolonia / SER-ra

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Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architects: SER-ra
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  47
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Why Do Architects Love Designing Houses?

Home. Our shelter. Our private space. In an urbanized world with dense megalopolises like Tokyo, Shanghai, and São Paulo, homes are getting smaller and more expensive than ever. If you are claustrophobic, Marie Kondo is your best ally in the quest to earn some extra space.  And even though private backyards have become a luxury for most, our data shows that single-family houses are still the most popular project type on ArchDaily. Why is this? (Especially when it seems incongruous given the reality of today’s crowded cities.) Why do some universities still insist on designing and building houses as academic exercises? Wouldn’t it be more creative—and more useful—to develop architecture in small-scale spaces? Would it be more rewarding to develop solutions on bigger scales?

Port Apartment Suzhou Shilu Community Project / GPT Architectural Design

© 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

Tianhe Youth Commune / O-office Architects

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

Guangzhou, China
  • Architects: O-office Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  21000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

The Bund 188 Mansion in Shanghai / gad

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Shanghai, China
  • Architects: gad
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  57546
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

House of Future Contemporary / Studio In2

© Jackal Liu
© Jackal Liu

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

  • Interiors designers: Studio In2
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  152 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

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

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

© Te-Fan Wang
© Te-Fan Wang

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

71sqm. Apartment Renovation / Xue Jin Architecture Network

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

Chongqing, China

Unfolding Canvas / OFGA

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

  • Interiors designers: OFGA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  75
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017