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Schauman & Nordgren Architects Won a Competition to Design a Housing Block in the Finnish Forest

Schauman & Nordgren Architects, a Copenhagen and Helsinki based architecture and urban planning studio, was selected as the winner of the two-stage competition, organized by the city of Turku in Finland, to transform a former elderly home site into a new 15.000 m2 housing neighborhood.

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Two Billion New Homes to be Created in the Next 80 Years

It is an inevitable truth that the world population is growing exponentially. Higher numbers can only lead to a higher demand for resources, food, and housing. By the year 2100, the 7.6 billion people currently living on earth will reach, according to the UN, a whopping 11.2 billion.

This increase can only mean that the need to accommodate these people will become an urgent priority, innovating and shifting from the household system that is present nowadays. Soon enough this will be a global pressing issue.

"Homes Deserve Care": Bunch Design Explores the Future of Housing through ADUs

LA-based practice Bunch Design was founded by Bo Sundius & Hisako Ichiki with a focus on light, materials and structure. At the core of their work is a desire to build in more mindful ways, making spaces that enrich everyday life. Recently, the duo have launched BunchADU to create custom and pre-designed Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) that can address pressing issues of housing.

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THE DREAM OF CENTURY

“ARCHITECTURE IS ABOUT TRYING TO MAKE THE WORLD LITTLE MORE LIKE OUR DREAMS”
– BJARKE INGELS (BIG GROUP)

From the beginning of time human as a species dream, dream about better safety, better food and best roof over their head. These dreams which transferred to reality by some enthusiasts in humans from time to time, make us different, make us what we are now.
But the challenges in the beginning of the were safety from wild animals is gone but there come new challenges every day.
We as humans are constantly facing new challenges of

HAPPY HOMES FRANCE

PRIZES:
Construction + 3000€ + Magazines + Publications

JURY:
Lan - Rintala Eggertsson Architects + Alventosa Morell arquitectes + elii

INTRODUCTION
7.2%... is the number of Europeans that won’t be in contact, not even once a year, with friends or loved ones. This percentage is even greater in France, 12%. Human beings are meant to interact with one another and that is why there are so many examples of communities throughout our different societies and throughout history.
Solitude is at the root of many different health issues: stroke, myocardial infarction, cancer and depression. Scientific studies have shown that these different diseases are

CANactions International Architecture Festival

CANactions International Architecture Festival 2020

HOMES FOR TOMORROW

KYІV, MAY 15—16

CANactions International Architecture Festival is one of the biggest annual architecture gatherings in Europe, running since 2008.

This spring, CANactions International Architecture Festival aims to discuss and question the general principles of living environments which set the direction for establishing new housing typologies as well as, reflect the ideas of its residents about the quality and the benefits of living in the city.

Homes for Tomorrow takes one of the greatest challenges of our time: housing, created through the process of social dialogues. It presents new negotiation processes, where common subjects reach agreements,

Open Call: ‘Creating Homes for Tomorrow’

CANactions School international educational program 'Creating Homes for Tomorrow'.

2 seasonal workshops of 8 days each:

Helsinki—March 21—28, 2020
Kyiv—May 9—16, 2020

Program duration: October 2019—May 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 2, 2020 (23:59 CET)—for Helsinki + Kyiv.
http://eng.canactions.com/creating_homes_for_tomorrow

CREATING HOMES FOR TOMORROW
Within the 2019/20 educational program, CANactions School travels to 3 metropoles in western, northern and eastern Europe and explores their innovative approaches for creating more livable neighborhoods. Based on the findings, we develop new strategies for locally specific and globally relevant questions, considering spatial, economic, social and political measures.

THE FOUR CITIES
The program is exposed to the housing context of the three European cities that are widely

The Dwelling 2100

BRIEF:

“A HOUSE IS MACHINE FOR LIVING IN” – LEE CORBUSIER

Dwelling (A House) remains the place where we all spent most of the time of our lives and experience architecture, learn connect to it through emotions. A dwelling represents our culture our backgrounds, ownership, safety. A dwelling is a place we all want to return where everyone finds comfort, despite how chaotic our lives are.

From the caves of the beginning of civilisation to the smart homes, we are improving the quality of our dwelling’s day by day with the development of various technologies, innovations in artificial intelligence and changes we are

Timber’s Prefab Advantage: How Offsite Prefabrication and Wood Construction can Boost Quality and Construction Speed

Prefabrication is not a new concept for architects, but its usage is evidently on the rise. With today’s limited spatial capacity and need for cost efficiency, the industrial strategy of architectural production has shifted towards an all-around-efficient approach, in some cases assembling projects in a matter of days or weeks [1][2].

Prefabricated wood components, used in both wooden frames and mass timber constructions, have helped solve many design and engineering challenges. In addition to material and time efficiency, reduced waste, and cost control [1][2], prefabricated wood elements offer the advantages of high performing and energy efficient passive designs [3].

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Brooks + Scarpa Design a Toolkit for Affordable Housing

Brooks + Scarpa and Plant Prefab have developed a new toolkit to address housing shortages. Scalable as an infill solution, the Nest toolkit can be configured in multiple ways using site types and typical lot sizes, or a combination of them. The toolkit was made to address LA’s shortage of supportive housing for the homeless and provide flexibility to meet the needs of a particular site, neighborhood, and bed count.

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Open Air: Vietnam’s Neo-Traditional Housing Projects

Vietnam has a rich history of traditional architecture. From Rong houses and Trinh Tuong residences to the stilt longhouses of the Ede people, the country has a depth of vernacular construction methods and styles. Today, architects are reinterpreting past building techniques to create neo-traditional homes grounded in contemporary life.

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City of the Future Discusses Affordability by Design

City of the Future is a bi-weekly podcast from Sidewalk Labs that explores ideas and innovations that will transform cities.

In this episode, the first from season 2, hosts Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk discuss the future of housing with Ori CEO Hasier Larrea, architect Eric Bunge, Starcity CEO Jon Dishotsky, Sidewalk Labs housing expert Annie Koo, and others.

Hope On Proposes Modular Housing Solutions for the Homeless in LA

Hope on Alvarado, designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, is the first modular housing project in the series of Hope On developments, aiming to find sheltering solutions for the chronically homeless, in Los Angeles.

Artist Studios / KNOWSPACE

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Suzhou Shi, China
  • Architects: KNOWSPACE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1488.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Xizhou Li's Residence / Studio MOR

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Ningbo, China
  • Architects: Studio MOR
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 258.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017