Barber, the subject of a recent exhibition at the London Design Museum, is creating practical and fantastical solutions for the city's housing crisis.
Metropolis spoke with architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld about strategies for designing affordable, high-quality homes for the elderly.
In the Portland offices of TVA Architects, Metropolis’s director of design innovation Susan S. Szenasy led a lively discussion on healthy solutions to affordable housing.
The new building, located in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, will create 197 affordable residences for the New York City Housing Authority.
Social Housing – New European Projects, which is on view at the Center for Architecture in New York, showcases 25 stand-out projects.
A Q&A with Booth Hansen architects on how innovations in construction are changing the dynamics of residential development.
A new veteran-focused housing development seeks to offer a more sensitive salve to Los Angeles’s growing homelessness crisis.
In the wake of London's devastating Grenfell fire, we speak to author Anna Minton about the future of housing in Western cities.
Metropolis’s Avinash Rajagopal asks Dr. Joan Clos, executive director of UN-Habitat, for his insight into successful affordable housing policy and the "New Urban Agenda," a blueprint for urbanization in the 21st century.
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.
The algorithmic processes routinely used by cities are completely biased—and could prevent you from accessing affordable housing.
In this audio piece, we take you inside New York's only all micro-housing building. Along the way we speak to a tenant, an architect, and a developer, who explain why this remarkable project could never be replicated again.
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?
The city's tragic fire has inspired debate about how we can plan safe, non-standard spaces that creatives will want to work and live in.
In this interview, South African architect Jo Noero discusses the importance of dweller control in housing—and how it can make the temporary become permanent.
The Kalkbreite cooperative in Zurich suggests how co-ops will become viable for the 21st century.
A new residential tower by Studio Gang fosters neighborly interaction through imaginative architectural form.
Affordable housing's future depends on us learning lessons from the past.
The headlines covering Rural Studio’s 20K Project suggest the project is revolutionizing affordable housing for the masses, but ignore the vital differences between student work and building in the real world.
The editors of a new report on architecture and real estate discuss why affordability isn't the solution to the housing crisis.