affordable housing (424)

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    How South L.A. Is Fighting Gentrification with Affordable Housing

    … and InvestmentSam Lubell LatestProducts2 Books for Your Winter Reading ListThese new must-read titles unpack the histories that shaped architecture and design today.ProjectsCaples Jefferson Architects’ Louis Armstrong Museum Shines in QueensThe new 14,000-square-foot visitor center opened across the street from Louis and Lucille Armstrong's two-story house in Corona …

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    Are Shipping Containers the Future of Affordable Housing?

    … advancing social and racial equity. Products13 Simpler, Smarter Building ProductsThe best structural elements are easy to install and safer to touch.ProductsExplore Crypton’s Latest Stylish and Planet-Friendly Fabrics From Our Partner: With Crypton, there is no need to compromise performance for aesthetics. Explore the latest stain-resistant barrier fabrics made for people …

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    How Katie Ackerly Makes Sustainable Choices in Affordable Housing

    … the Bay Area. Around five years ago, David Baker Architects also opened an office in Birmingham, Alabama. How did that come to be? KA: The firm has a number of people that come from the Rural Studio program at Auburn University. Principal Amanda Loper is one of them: Her family grew out of their …

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    A Roof for Everyone: Speculative Designs for the Future of Affordable Housing

    … Development-sponsored adAPT NYC competition in 2013. Courtesy nArchitects LOT-EK's Spacious co-working hotel presents a novel concept that sees modular bedrooms converted into working areas during the day. Courtesy LOT-EK Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now is on view at the Center for Architecture through January 16. Courtesy …

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    David Baker Architects' La Fénix Masters the Art of Affordable Housing

    … gallery space. The site, says Souza, “shows how wonderful and community-building transit-oriented development can be when you don’t need to include parking. Instead, the ground floor can house a childcare center, a Laundro-mat, and community-serving retail spaces.” Solar water heating panels adorn one of the building’s rooftops; on …

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    A Los Angeles Firm Uses Modular Construction to Create Truly Affordable Housing

    … community.ProjectsOHLAB’s Paseo Mallorca Keeps the Heat at BayThrough facade positioning and wooden slats, the Spanish firm delivers high performance Passive House design with local materials.ViewpointsHow Katie Ackerly Makes Sustainable Choices in Affordable HousingThe David Baker Architects principal discusses the ins and outs of specifying healthy interiors that are also sustainable and affordable.

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    No Such Thing as Bad Publicity? Why Clickbait is Bad for Affordable Housing

    affordable housing can be done without relying on charity. But it’s not ready for prime time, as Serenbe helped us to show. The fact is that housing is not affordable, but people deserve it anyway. We are pushing toward a third way. Our institutional partners—banks, permitting agencies, code groups, and others—really do …

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    A Brief History of Affordable Housing in New York City

    … for housing support. Organized labor could “reconsider its resistance to nonunion labor in the below-market housing sector.” If these goals are met, Bloom and Lasner argue, affordable housing in New York could experience a renaissance, if a vertically urban one: “[It] is hard to imagine large amounts of new housing in New York below …

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    New Exhibition Highlights the Best of European Affordable Housing Architecture

    … team reviewed some 500 submissions before selecting the 25 finalist projects. Both the Social Housing exhibition and book debuted last year before traveling to New York. Overall, the individual project descriptions are short and concise—don't expect comprehensive recommendations on how to translate European models to an American political context. Rather, Social Housing

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    Tackling Affordable Housing and Transit in the Bay Area

    … re seeing a mass exodus of our teachers.” The district has taken the bold step of putting forward a bond measure to develop 80 units of workforce housing on district-owned land. But affordable housing projects can be a tricky sell. “People object to affordable housing because they think of a cement block with holes …