Informal Housing

Q&A: Samuel Bravo on Learning from the World’s Vernacular Architectures

We speak with the 2017 winner of the Wheelwright Prize to learn how he became interested in vernacular architecture, what he thinks about Alejandro Aravena's work, and what he hopes to accomplish with this grant.

We speak with the 2017 winner of the Wheelwright Prize to learn how he became interested in vernacular architecture, what he thinks about Alejandro Aravena’s work, and what he hopes to accomplish with this grant.

Why Architects Shouldn’t Fetishize Slums

Projects like Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City have sparked fascination among architects who overlook the terrible living conditions they fostered.

Projects like Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City have sparked fascination among architects and designers, who overlook the terrible living conditions these slums fostered.