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Architecture Students and Faculty Lead the Charge in Equitable Housing Solutions

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Architecture Students and Faculty Lead the Charge in Equitable Housing Solutions, A USC Architecture student pins up a project in Watt Hall.
A USC Architecture student pins up a project in Watt Hall.

From short supply and high demand to a lack of affordable options, housing in Los Angeles is a complex and prominent issue that deserves the attention of local universities. As the crisis continues to evolve, architecture and architectural education are vital parts of the discussion surrounding housing equity.

Songpa Micro Housing / SsD

15:00 - 30 March, 2019
Songpa Micro Housing / SsD, Courtesy of SsD
Courtesy of SsD

Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD + 31

  • Architects

    SsD
  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Jinhee Park AIA, John Hong, SsD

Pump House / Design and Research Institute of Shanghai Construction No.7

23:00 - 27 March, 2019
Pump House / Design and Research Institute of Shanghai Construction No.7, © Tianyi Wang
© Tianyi Wang

© Tianyi Wang © Tianyi Wang © Tianyi Wang © Tianyi Wang + 20

50 Housing Units / Bruther

15:00 - 16 March, 2019
50 Housing Units / Bruther, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin              © Filip Dujardin              © Filip Dujardin              © Filip Dujardin              + 7

Call for Entries: Emergency Housing Mexico

13:45 - 11 March, 2019
Call for Entries: Emergency Housing Mexico

INTRODUCTION:
The social catastrophe of Latin America has its epicenter in the popular settlements.
It is in Latin America, the most urbanized and unequal region in the world, where 104 million people live in popular settlements. Here, 1 of every 4 inhabitants of urban areas, lives in a slum, villa, favela or camp, in a situation of poverty. These populations must subsist by their own means, with the constant violation of their rights.

THE NGO:
For this competition, Archstorming is working together with the NGO TECHO Mexico. TECHO Mexico builds emergency houses for people from all across the country.
TECHO’s current emergency house is

Townsite Transformed: 2019 Housing Ideas Competition

04:00 - 26 February, 2019
Townsite Transformed: 2019 Housing Ideas Competition

The purpose of this competition is to challenge Architects and Students to design a replacement for the Townsite Homes in Henderson, NV, which have outlived their intended use and have mostly fallen into disrepair, creating neighborhood blight. The project should fully embody the principles of sustainable design and livable communities. It is the responsibility of the entrants to determine the number of new dwellings on the site, or re-purpose the existing home. The only city requirement is to provide a single parking space per dwelling. Please visit the competition website for information on Henderson, the Townsite, and how to enter.

AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk

12:00 - 23 February, 2019
AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk

AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Architect

    John Hejduk
  • References

    architectureinberlin, The Architect's Newspaper, A|N Blog
  • Project Year

    1988

Manuelle Gautrand Designs Futuristic Housing Block for Amsterdam

05:00 - 13 February, 2019
Manuelle Gautrand Designs Futuristic Housing Block for Amsterdam, Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari
Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari

Manuelle Gautrand has designed a 400 unit mixed housing block for the futuristic Hyde Park district in Amsterdam. The homes are divided into nine buildings that make up "thematic" houses organized around a landscaped island core. Each house stands unique, made of different volumes, materials, colors and heights. Formed around the idea of a village, the project aims to develop ambitious environmental goals while bringing people together to rethink urban life. 

Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari  ©LMNB. ImageHyde Park Residence Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari + 15

RIBA Announces a New Award for Housing in Memory of Neave Brown

07:30 - 31 January, 2019
RIBA Announces a New Award for Housing in Memory of Neave Brown, Neave Brown 2017. Image © Garath Gardner
Neave Brown 2017. Image © Garath Gardner

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the foundation of a new award focused on recognizing work in housing in the UK. The award is named in memory of Neave Brown, the British architect, and designer famed for his many housing estates in London.

Alexandra Road Estate. Image © Flickr user Steve Cadman Dunboyne Road Estate. Image © Flickr user Steve Cadman The Alexandra Road Estate Dunboyne Road Estate. via Wikimedia + 5

Strelka KB Announces Winners of Russia's Alternative Housing Competition

13:00 - 28 January, 2019
Strelka KB Announces Winners of Russia's Alternative Housing Competition, Courtesy of THE CENTER FOR SPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES + LEVERAGE STRATEGY
Courtesy of THE CENTER FOR SPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES + LEVERAGE STRATEGY

The urban consultancy Strelka KB has announced the winners of the international competition for alternative housing in Russia. Designed to test the country's new Integrated Guidelines for Urban Development, the competition asked participants to rethink standardized housing and apartment typologies. 689 projects were submitted from 37 countries to address issues of adaptability, ergonomic efficiency and functional diversity.

Courtesy of ATARCHITECTURE / AVNEESH + NEHA Courtesy of THE CENTER FOR SPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES + LEVERAGE STRATEGY Courtesy of SIDEREAL Courtesy of AKVS ARCHITECTURE + 21

The Week in Architecture: Blue Monday and the Aspirations of a New Year

12:00 - 27 January, 2019
The Week in Architecture: Blue Monday and the Aspirations of a New Year, Courtesy of Pritzker Prize. Image © Hisao Suzuki
Courtesy of Pritzker Prize. Image © Hisao Suzuki

For those in the northern hemisphere, the last full week in January last week kicks off with Blue Monday - the day claimed to be the most depressing of the year. Weather is bleak, sunsets are early, resolutions are broken, and there’s only the vaguest glimpse of a holiday on the horizon. It’s perhaps this miserable context that is making the field seem extra productive, with a spate of new projects, toppings out and, completions announced this week.

The week of 21 January 2019 in review, after the break: 

LocHal / Mecanoo. Image © Ossip van Duivenbode © TMRW, courtesy of Gensler ©Jaime Navarro The Week in Architecture: Blue Monday and the Aspirations of a New Year + 11

AD Classics: Amsterdam Orphanage / Aldo van Eyck

16:30 - 21 January, 2019
AD Classics: Amsterdam Orphanage / Aldo van Eyck, © CCA Mellon Lectures
© CCA Mellon Lectures

© CCA Mellon Lectures © CCA Mellon Lectures © CCA Mellon Lectures © CCA Mellon Lectures + 14

Dutch Architect Aldo van Eyck built the Amsterdam Orphanage in 1960. His design focused on a balance of forces to create both a home and small city on the outskirts of Amsterdam.

AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger

16:30 - 18 January, 2019
AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger, Flickr User IK's World Trip
Flickr User IK's World Trip

AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, England
  • Category

  • Architect

    Erno Goldfinger
  • References

    www.galinsky.com, www.housingprototypes.org, www.open2.net, www.modernarchitecturelondon.com
  • Project Year

    1972

Carlo Ratti Designs Prefab Housing for Rural India

13:00 - 1 January, 2019
Carlo Ratti Designs Prefab Housing for Rural India, Livingboard. Image Courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati
Livingboard. Image Courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati

Architecture practice Carlo Ratti Associati has designed a low-cost prefabricated housing system for Indian non-profit WeRise. The new "Livingboard" system was made so that homeowners can build any structure they like on top of it. Made as a pilot project to encourage rural housing development, the system is being tested in a village outside Bangalore. As a portable "motherboard", the design provides homeowners prefabricated and flat-packed elements like waste management and water treatment systems.

California Approves Rule Requiring Solar Panels on New Homes

13:00 - 28 December, 2018
California Approves Rule Requiring Solar Panels on New Homes, via Creative Commons
via Creative Commons

The California Building Standards Commission has approved a new rule starting in 2020 that requires all new homes built in the state to include solar panels. As the first of its kind in the United States, the new rule includes an incentive for homeowners to add a high-capacity battery to their electrical system. The move hopes to help meet the state's goal of sharply reducing greenhouse gas emissions while drawing all electricity from renewable energy sources.

Japan's Bet on Adaptive Reuse to Alleviate an Emerging Housing Crisis

07:30 - 13 December, 2018
Japan's Bet on Adaptive Reuse to Alleviate an Emerging Housing Crisis, via Flickr. Image © Bo Nielsen
via Flickr. Image © Bo Nielsen

Half a century after the new suburban tract home was the dream of many a young American family, refurbished properties are gaining in popularity. This trend extends beyond North America, with exciting renovations of existing structures popping up all over the world, from Belgium to Kenya to China. The attraction to this typology likely lies in its multiplicity; renovations are both new and old, historic and forward-looking, generative and sustainable. 

Nowhere is this trend more visible and popular than in housing, where the transformation is often led by the owners themselves. Loosely grouped under terms like “fixer-upper” and “adaptive reuse,” these projects begin with just the structural skeletons and the building’s history. At the personal scale, renovation/refurbishment is an opportunity to bring a part of yourself to your home - but do these small projects together have the potential to turn around a housing crisis?

Sara Göransson on Housing and the Future of Urban Infrastructure

12:00 - 10 November, 2018
Sara Göransson on Housing and the Future of Urban Infrastructure, Public park on top of the Gamla Lidingöbron. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau
Public park on top of the Gamla Lidingöbron. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau

Swedish studio Urban Nouveau created a plan to save Stockholm's Gamla Lidingöbron bridge by transforming it into a linear park and housing. After launching a petition to save the bridge and re-purpose it, ArchDaily followed up with Sara Göransson, founding partner at Urban Nouveau, to ask her about her background and how the studio approaches social integration, housing and the future of urban infrastructure.

Connecting-Stockholm, a strategy for regional urban growth. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau Gamla Lidingöbron. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau Sketch showing life inside the apartments of the Gamla Lidingöbron. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau Aerial photo of the Yerawada slum in Pune, India. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau + 7

Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA

14:00 - 8 November, 2018
Puukuokka Housing Block  / OOPEAA, © Mikko Auerniitty
© Mikko Auerniitty

© Mikko Auerniitty © Mikko Auerniitty © Mikko Auerniitty © Mikko Auerniitty + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    40100 Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Anssi Lassila
  • Project Architects

    Juha Pakkala (construction stage),
 Iida Hedberg (design process stage), Jussi-Pekka Vesala (master plan stage)
  • Other Team Members

    Teemu Leppälä, Mia Salonen, Teemu Hirvilammi, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Santtu Hyvärinen
  • Area

    18650.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs