As we’ve seen here before, some of the most interesting and innovative projects involving small housing revolves around addressing the needs of the homeless. We can add Austin Texas’ based Mobile Loaves and Fishes and their “Community First! Village” to.
We’re ever on the lookout for creative ways of making cities denser and more affordable. One way of doing that is filling up unused land gaps with housing. And one super simple form of housing that can do that are.
Man built most nobly when limitations were at their greatest. Frank Lloyd Wright You’d think that if we had access to boundless resources for our architecture, we would build the most amazing structures, incorporating the highest tech, the best quality,.
In most any area, it’s generally best to look to the margins, not the center, for innovative thinking. Small space architecture is no different. Conventional architecture is too often big and boring, victim of zoning restrictions and/or design driven by.
Project H Design is a Bay-Area nonprofit that empowers kids through design and building. For the last seven years, over 600 kids ages 9-17 have participated in their programs, which according to their website “teach rigorous design iteration, tinkering, applied.
Necessity, as the saying goes, is the mother of invention. The necessity in Portland–not to mention many other places–is housing the homeless and other economically marginalized citizens. The invention is the formation of low-cost tiny house communities throughout the city.
“One man gathers what another man spills.” Grateful Dead Sculptor Gregory Kloehn wanted to do more than make art that sat in rich folks’ homes. He wanted to make useful stuff–made from unused stuff. He started a few years ago making houses from used.
If you build it, they will come..eventually. Such is the case with the perpetually displaced tiny house building typology. The popular demi-homes have a habit of falling on the wrong side of the law and habitability. They often find themselves getting.
A design by architectural firm Levitt Bernstein that converts unused garages on London housing developments into popup homes was the winner of the Building Trust International’s HOME competition, which sought to provide “residents most at risk in developed cities with.