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“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand
Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses
Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic...
This Super Smart, Super Green Prefab May Be the Future of Suburban Living
The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.
Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable...
Will 3D Printing Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis?
3D printing’s impact on construction is slowly materializing.
What if Green Design Were Just Good Design?
Green design should have won 30 years ago.
These New Prefab ADUs Promise Affordable Housing for Years to Come
If you provide OBY Cooperative with a 99-year backyard lease, they’ll build an ADU—at no cost to you—that will pay out dividends...
An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...
A New Concept For Modular, Affordable Housing Is Coming to London's Vacant Buildings
A forward-thinking architectural practice partners with a premier property guardian to create a concept for high-quality housing...
Can These Tiny, Modular Smart Homes Relieve the Demand For Affordable Housing?
Prefabricated and stackable, Kasita's high-density units may be a solution to America’s affordable housing crisis—with...
This Tiny $11K Apartment Adds Affordable Housing to High-Rise Rooftops
A new kind of tiny home, Parasitic House takes advantage of untapped skylines with a low-impact design.
An Eco-Friendly Affordable Housing Project Just Won the RIBA Stirling Prize
Goldsmith Street beat out five other shortlisted nominees to scoop the coveted architecture award.
Los Angeles Funds 38 New Affordable Housing Projects to Help the Homeless
In 2016, L.A. citizens voted to fund 10,000 new affordable housing units citywide.
Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.
Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.
Affordable Shipping Container Tiny Homes Get the Green Light in the UK
Eight shipping containers will be recycled into green-roofed homes for low-income residents in Aylesbury, England.
A New, Affordable Green Home Comes to an Australian Eco-Village
Adapted for the Australian climate, the eco-friendly, low-maintenance CORE 9 house starts at $192,000.
Affordable Housing for China
Over a million people have moved to Guangzhou in the past eight years, making the city's population nearly ten million today.
HomePolish: Design for the Masses
Professional designers at rates even those with a modest budget can afford—sounds too good to be true.
Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly...