Housing

As Technology Reshapes Cities’ Economies and Daily Life, We Risk Widening Inequality

At a recent gathering at SOM's New York office, architects, planners, and academics discussed the challenges and opportunities of urban technologies.

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The RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan Charts New York City’s Future

The planning non-profit seeks to dramatically expand the region's transportation network while tackling affordability, driverless cars, and climate change, among other challenges.

The planning non-profit seeks to dramatically expand New York City’s transportation network while tackling affordability, driverless cars, and climate change, among other challenges.

How England’s Brutalist Buildings Are Getting Second Lives

While many Brutalist buildings may have outlived the purposes they were originally intended for, their generosity of space and solidity of construction can make them perfect for adapting to residential use.

While many Brutalist buildings may have outlived the purposes they were originally intended for, their generosity of space and solidity of construction can make them perfect for adapting to residential use.

Moshe Safdie Tells the Tale of Habitat 67—And Predicts Housing’s Future

On the occasion of Habitat 67’s 50th anniversary, Moshe Safdie addressed a crowd at the Centre de design de l'UQAM and reflected on how we must radically change our thinking if we are to build the dense, liveable cities of our future.

On the occasion of Habitat 67’s 50th anniversary, Moshe Safdie addressed a crowd at the Centre de design de l’UQAM and reflected on how we must radically change our thinking if we are to build the dense, liveable cities of our future.

Habitat 67 Re-Imagined as Animal Habitats

Illustrator Chanel Dehond takes inspiration from Moshe Safdie's seminal work, which turns 50 this week, and turns the building into colorful homes for our animal friends.

Illustrator Chanel Dehond takes inspiration from Moshe Safdie’s seminal work, which turns 50 this week, and turns the building into colorful homes for our animal friends.

Spotlight: Housing for Formerly Homeless in New Orleans’ Historic Neighborhoods

A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans' Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.

A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.

Why Can’t Public Housing Provide Privacy Too?

Why is the goal of private housing to isolate the inhabitant from public life, whereas the goal of public housing is to thrust residents into public view?

The familiar signifiers architects use to describe housing are growing tired and unhelpful for designing new models of living.

NYCHA Finally Acknowledges the Importance of Design—But Is That Enough?

For the first time in its 83-year history, the New York City Housing Authority has released guidelines that establish design principles to follow when rehabilitating residential buildings. But is this a case of too little, too late?

For the first time in its 83-year history, the New York City Housing Authority has released guidelines that establish design principles to follow when rehabilitating residential buildings. But is this a case of too little, too late?