23 Walls: Different Brutalist Strokes For Different Low Budget Folks

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Can flexibility added to brutalism be enough to make concrete walls into cozy homes? When the contest is fictional architecture,See: FICTIONAL ARCHITECTURE a real-life answer is not as important...

Czech Housing Good Enough For Yesterday’s Commies, Today’s Middle Classes

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Imagine: worried housing academics, historians, designers and activists agonizing and shaking their heads over the "new chic" — privately purchased and refurbished social housing apartments — unadorned brick towers...

Protective Knights or Obstructionist Villains? City Councils Attack Affordability Crises

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These days, city governments must work to balance the demands of residents of all stripes, from the comfortable and complacent to the needy and struggling. They are forced to...

Rooftop Modular Affordable Housing Horrifies Top Floor Renter

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As a resident of a solidly-built, flat-roofed 1928 apartment building, a good-news modular housing story from the UK positively sends shivers up my spine. Oh no! We'll no longer be...

“Taking The UK By Storm,” Modular Housing Flexes Its Affordable Muscles

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"Taking the UK by storm?" Well, we're introducing an industry magazine article today, and it's perhaps understandable that this particular piece of their prose is a little hypersonic, particularly...

Building Giant Thinks Tower Construction Outside The ‘Module Box’ Box

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P1030355.1 (factory) photo by lkajsdfl is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 So. You have a local or regional need for affordable housing modules? Where should the manufacturing be sited? Let's take...

Can’t Do Affordable Housing Modules In California? No Matter, China Can

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Believe you can and you're halfway there — Teddy Roosevelt Whatever happened to 'can-do?' A recent UK story raises the issue, one that arguably applies on both sides of the...

Do Simple Housing Toolkits Beat One Grandiose Smart City Of Tomorrow?

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Dare we suggest that Google, or at least its sibling, is lumbering? Based on its proposal to revolutionize housing by wiring everything to everyone in a Toronto Smart City...

Can An Affordable Housing Crisis Be Viewed As A Slow-Rolling Disaster?

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When it comes to affordable housing crises, there are are some potential benefits to be gained from viewing the crisis from a disaster perspective. This is particularly true where...

Wellington, NZ Modular Housing: Still Taxiing Towards The Takeoff Runway?

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On one hand, modular housing offers building techniques that can result in more affordable housing construction. On the other, homebuilders prefer to keep using construction techniques they understand which allow...

Computer Aided Affordable Housing: Why Modularize When You Can Prefabricate?

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What's in a word?  'Modules' (or modular construction) seems to mean pretty much the same thing as 'prefabrication.' Aren't they both ways of describing some element of a building,...

Twain Not Meeting? Conventional Industry Technique Vs Modular Economy

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Everyone is happier working with the known, not the unknown, and the housing industry is no exception. For those building houses for the free market, construction know-how includes an...

Cozy And Bearable: Is There A Just-Right Tiny Home For You, Goldilocks?

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Okay, so you don't want to live in a maxi-cupboard on a parking space foorprint, a.k.a  a Hong Kong apartment. But on the other hand you don't need a...

Affordable Housing Crisis Spin-Doctors Deliver A Faulty Prescription

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Let's take the following media declaration at face value: "4 Out Of 5 Americans say there is a housing affordability crisis." Based on a sample of 20,000 people that's...

Developer Pioneers UK Affordable Housing Shell Game

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This modular housingHouses, or components of houses, that are constructed at an off site factory and transported to their final destination. initiative intrigued and impressed us here at affordablehousingaction.org....

UK Looks To Adopt Home Ownership Plan Based On What You Can Afford

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Swedish construction company Skanska, in partnership with well-known furniture retailer Ikea wants to build affordable housing in Worthing, Sussex, UK. 30% of the BloKlok partnership's modular housing project will be set...

Affordable Housing Massaged By Technology: Benefits? Or Techno-nerd Hype?

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Can government or charitable grants and subsidies fuel a housing revolution and overcome today's affordability crisis? If so, it's sure not happening yet, if ever. Alternatives? Turns out they're popping...

Can Factories Churn Out Affordable Homes Like Assembly-Line Sausages?

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The idea of modular housing has been around for a while. World-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the modular units shown above more than a hundred years ago. More recently...

Positive Vibes For Modular Construction In New York City

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It seems that modular construction, at least in New York City, has been something of a colicky baby. Consider the following hopeful-trending-hopeless headline and article from CURBED NEW YORK: Modular Construction...

Heart-stopping Skylight Living Under Runways & Other Transport Corridor Affordable Housing Options

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Gaze upwards through the reinforced skylight of your condo high-rise tower, one that has been tipped to the horizontal and is buried under a major airport runway. The sky...

Let’s Hear It For The Hulks: Affordable Housing At Sea, Cruising To Nowhere In Particular

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Question for cruise affectionados: where do you get to enjoy the sea air, the company of hundreds if not thousands, guarantee of no waves large enough cause motion sickness,...

5 California Ideas For Housing The Homeless

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A California 'homelessness housing' design competition has announced winners from some 53 developers who entered a Los Angeles County innovation challenge. The winners are expected to use their prizes, which...

Nampa, Idaho: New Affordable Housing Factory Needs Assembly Line Robots, Not Builders

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There are many new and exciting things to encourage a region about its affordable housing possibilities when a new automated modular housing factory comes to town. In the case of Autovol, setting...

Alien Affordable Architecture, Modularity And The Challenge of Good-Hearted Politics

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The Challenge: More governments, both local and national, are coming to grips with an affordable housing crisis using the fashionable tools of the day. They are finding those tools wanting....

A Quick Look At The Future’s Self-Building Houses

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Imagine a home that builds itself. Not only that, when brought to a site as a packed container, it is capable of unpacking itself without any power source, using...

From Tents Without Rents To Sheds With Beds: ‘No Thanks’ Either Way, Say Neighbours

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In neighbourly America, homelessness belongs somewhere else, it doesn't matter where. And what about homes to house the homeless? They also belong somewhere else. It also doesn't matter where....

Cross Border Shopping Now Includes Modular Housing Units

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A modular housing factory in rural Quebec province is sending more and more housing units across the Canada/U.S. border to destinations in the Boston, Massachusetts region. Long disparaged by the...

Idaho Company Mainstreams Tin Can Living

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Homes built from sturdy but no longer seaworthy shipping containers have been, among other things, a subset of affordable 'tiny house living' explorations for a few years now. Shipping containers...

Housing Industry Fears ‘Meddling’ Giants? Fear Too, Meddling Midgets Like Alberta’s ARDN

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The warnings to watch out have been echoing within North America's conventional housing industry. Take the idea expressed in an industry magazine Builder article earlier this year: that successful construction industry...

Seattle Eyes Vancouver’s Modular Housing Attack on Homelessness

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Builder, a construction industry magazine, predicted in March 2018 in an article — The Real Data On Entry-Level Home Buying Affordability — that if the conventional housing industry doesn't address...

Does Every Big City Need A Modular Affordable Housing Factory? San Francisco Leads The Way

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The shoemaker is sticking to his last. For 'shoemaker' read 'the conventional housing construction industry.' Their 'last'? Market rate and luxury housing. Hard to blame them. That's where they're...

Kamloops Can Dodge NIMBY With Temporarily Permanent Transitional Housing For The Homeless

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In an age of increasing homelessness, the alarm is sounding in civic councils. They are struggling to find constructive, supportive ways to tackle the problem of people with nowhere...

Your Community: The Last On Earth To Climb Aboard the Modular Home Bandwagon

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Here's another theme, this one showing up in modular home-building articles we've been reading from around the globe. When it comes to factory-built homes, whether fully completed in-factory, or...

Modular Affordable Housing In Canada: Evolving To Fit The Bill

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Getting on for 20 years ago, Peel Region (next door to Toronto) contracted with a private business to build an emergency shelter on a municipally owned site using modular...

Need More Affordable Housing? “Grown Men Who Play With Lego” Are Waiting For Your Call.

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Cost savings from modular construction offers a new direction for affordable housing – one which so far has been under-utilized. But one modular affordable housing project, a recently-completed, New York City skyscraper that is now the tallest modular building in the world, offers a mixed of both market rate and affordable units.
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