Archinect - Features 2017-01-18T21:34:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149982006/when-you-cut-funding-and-abandon-people-surprises-happen When you cut funding and abandon people, surprises happen Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T11:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T01:06:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tf/tfcv4rx6s31qwjno.jpg" width="650" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Detroit, once one of the 20th century&rsquo;s top three thriving U.S. metropolises, has been a case study in ruin and decay for nearly half a century. &ldquo;<a href="http://amzn.to/2jje9tX" target="_blank">Detroit is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age</a>,&rdquo; a new book of photographs and nuanced essays by <a href="http://amzn.to/2jJojAv" target="_blank">Camilo Jose Vergara</a>, delves into this culture of ruin, offering architects and urban planners an intriguing (and often surprising) pictorial atlas of what happens to a civilization during uncivilized times.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149979720/small-studio-snapshots-peter-zellner-of-zellnerandcompany Small Studio Snapshots: Peter Zellner of ZELLNERandCompany Nicholas Korody 2017-01-16T12:15:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T01:12:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rn/rn5579geqgiahe0y.jpg" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chances are, when you first considered pursuing architecture, you imagined forging your own path. But, of course, the realities of practicing architecture in the 21st century make that easier said than done. Starting your own small practice is no small feat. We&rsquo;re interviewing a variety of different, small-scale practices about the difficulties they&rsquo;ve encountered and the rewards they&rsquo;ve reaped. For this installment, we talk with <a href="http://archinect.com/ZNcArchitects_PeterZellner" target="_blank">Peter Zellner</a> of <a href="http://archinect.com/ZELLNERandCompany" target="_blank">ZELLNERandCompany</a>, an award-winning design firm based out of Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149986212/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-13-january-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 13 January 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-01-13T03:28:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T01:19:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sn/snphhruiavjepi76.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With 2 months to go before Article 50 is enacted we are no nearer knowing what Brexit means.</p><p>Obviously the Government is not likely to reveal details which might undermine their negotiating position but it would be well advised to outline its objectives and strategy. A statement has been promised but is now well overdue.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149984821/how-to-inject-poetry-into-architecture-carme-pin-s-in-conversation-with-orhan-ayy-ce How to Inject Poetry into Architecture: Carme Pinós in Conversation with Orhan Ayyüce Nicholas Korody 2017-01-10T13:28:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T01:22:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8a/8azxa00w4siot7mp.jpg" width="650" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Can architecture be both poetic and serve the needs of the people who use it? That&rsquo;s the question that orients this conversation between Orhan Ayyuce and Carme Pin&oacute;s, the award-winning Spanish architect. Conducted at the former home of the famed architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19722/richard-neutra" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a>&mdash;what is now the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences&mdash;the discussion was occasioned by a lecture Pin&oacute;s delivered at Cal Poly Pomona, upon her acceptance of the 2016 Neutra Award for Professional Excellence.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149983483/no-particular-place-to-go-cuba-2016 No Particular Place To Go: Cuba, 2016 Evan Chakroff 2017-01-06T13:18:00-05:00 >2017-01-10T00:39:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8k/8k0ej50j6h31gl62.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There&rsquo;s no divorcing architecture from politics. Every construction project beyond a certain size necessitates coordination - cooperation, or coercion &ndash; and an organization of effort and labor in service of a design. Until the day a builder can direct a swarm of drones to lay brick or erect steel, architecture will by necessity remain a collaborative effort; buildings and cities the work of societies, not individuals.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149982005/dean-s-list-kate-schwennsen-s-balancing-act-at-clemson-university Dean's List: Kate Schwennsen's balancing act at Clemson University Julia Ingalls 2016-12-27T10:02:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T23:46:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vg/vgk9b8yj5edjx929.jpg" width="650" height="1000" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kate Schwennsen, Dean of Clemson University's School of Architecture, is hoping to strike that ideal balance between theory and practice that will prepare students to not only tackle the day-to-day challenges of working in architecture, but give them the inspiration to explore new conceptual territory.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149983280/sustainable-slate-tiles-dress-this-danish-family-s-energy-efficient-future-house Sustainable slate tiles dress this Danish family’s energy-efficient “Future House” Sponsor 2016-12-19T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T00:40:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/se/sefts38pu0sirsjf.jpg" width="650" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Scandinavian design, it&rsquo;s the little things that count. When this Danish family wanted to design and build their own home, they wanted all the little things to add up to a balance of energy efficiency with light and atmosphere, cost with comfort, aesthetics with sustainability. All that would combine to create something that lasted, both functionally and aesthetically. The resulting &ldquo;Future House&rdquo; by Danish firm <a href="http://novaform.dk/" target="_blank">Novaform Arkitekterne</a> gets the job done elegantly, harnessing a modest structure to diverse ends.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149982003/screen-print-48-lobby-investigates-faith-in-architecture Screen/Print #48: "Lobby" Investigates Faith in Architecture Julia Ingalls 2016-12-13T01:07:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T00:56:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/01/01a1ns808zq2k5f6.jpg" width="650" height="912" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The fifth issue of <em>LOBBY</em>, the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London's publication of thematically related essays and interviews, explores the meaning, fragility, and ultimate worth of a unifying architectural "faith."</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149981665/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-7-december-2016 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 7 December 2016 Chris Williamson 2016-12-07T04:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T23:33:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/db/db3657guldw104hw.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I remember standing stunned in a state of disbelief and despair outside 10 Downing Street in May 1979 amongst a cheering throng of enthusiastic supporters watching Margaret Thatcher appear as the new Prime Minister. As Jeremy Thorpe the Liberal leader awaiting trial at the Old Bailey said at the time "I am horrified. She makes Ted Heath look like a moderate.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980745/at-usc-s-homeless-studio-students-work-towards-real-solutions-to-the-city-s-homeless-crisis At USC's 'Homeless Studio', Students Work Towards Real Solutions to the City's Homeless Crisis Nicholas Korody 2016-11-30T12:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T21:18:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/thwcucltgtidb6tk.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just a few miles from the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>&nbsp;campus, Skid Row contains a significant portion of the homeless population of Los Angeles, a city in the midst of a declared <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" target="_blank">state of emergency</a>&nbsp;with nearly 47,000 people in total living in shelters and on the street. For R. Scott Mitchell and Sofia Borges, two instructors at the USC School of Architecture, this city-wide crisis demands an architectural response. &ldquo;The homeless are always thinking about architecture. It's time we started thinking about them,&rdquo; they wrote in the syllabus for their course, Homeless Studio.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980050/short-and-not-so-sweet-a-collection-of-architecture-haiku-criticism Short and Not-So-Sweet: A Collection of Architecture Haiku Criticism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-28T12:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T00:27:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l7/l7uiwlszmzisyngn.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In honor of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974072/open-call-for-submissions-xs" target="_blank">November's XS theme</a>, we asked readers to send us notes of architectural criticism, in haiku: the Japanese poetic form restricted to three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, in that order. And boy, did folks deliver. You can pack a lot of sour into 17 syllables, but also beauty. Below are the best haiku from our open call, and a few from Archinect's forum. Enjoy.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980068/from-the-editors-what-we-re-thankful-for-this-holiday-season From the Editors: What We're Thankful For This Holiday Season Archinect 2016-11-24T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T21:18:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5p/5pjd8449vzh82zws.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>2016 has been a rough year, and it's not over. Finding consolation through the rough patches, and appreciation during the better parts, requires flexing those muscles of reflection and gratitude. So on this Thanksgiving, to break the champagne over the 2016 holiday season, we've gathered a few things we're grateful for in architecture, to share and celebrate. Cheers!</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149979146/tweaking-the-city-the-politics-of-urban-interventions Tweaking the City: the Politics of Urban Interventions Nicholas Korody 2016-11-23T12:14:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:44:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iw/iwnek54m8dh9li0r.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;We know that we are living in a crisis,&rdquo; states Mathias Klenner, one of five members of the Santiago-based architectural collective <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143595050/next-up-mini-session-16-toma" target="_blank">TOMA</a>. &ldquo;We also know that the neoliberal political and economic system is so deep inside our minds and inside our bodies that we cannot think of any solutions. And yet you see that sometimes people have actually managed to gather together, like in the Occupy movement. But the question is: how do you create possibilities? How do you think about the future? And how do you connect these different groups of people?&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149979717/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-23-november-2016 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 23 November 2016 Chris Williamson 2016-11-23T04:20:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:43:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6p8hung9u1dnvdhn.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When I started to write this monthly update about the impact of the referendum result I thought we would all soon run out of things to say and the 2-3 year process would be tedious. Far from it. This month there have for me been four standout issues.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149979644/architecture-2030-s-ed-mazria-outlines-an-environmentally-responsible-plan-for-the-architecture-and-design-industries Architecture 2030's Ed Mazria outlines an environmentally-responsible plan for the architecture and design industries Archinect 2016-11-21T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T20:38:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>A Sleeping Giant Awakens</strong><br>The election of Donald Trump, and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">a hastily composed (and later retracted) post-election statement by the American Institute of Architects </a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">(AIA)</a>, has galvanized the U.S. design community. After much soul-searching prompted by anxiety and anger, architects and our allied design and planning professionals have articulated a vibrant vision for themselves and their profession.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump Architects Respond to the AIA’s Statement in Support of President-Elect Donald Trump Nicholas Korody 2016-11-14T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-30T08:34:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cc/cck6fme2g0nguo49.jpg" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" target="_blank">AIA&rsquo;s formal statement</a>, and follow-up, in response to Donald J. Trump&rsquo;s election has elicited outrage within the architecture community. Architects, AIA-members and not, feel that the organization has failed to represent their interests, choosing instead to cooperate with what many equate to a fascist regime, and in so doing has compromised the entire profession. Architects have taken to social media to air their concerns and organize their own responses&mdash;we&rsquo;ll be updating this piece with more statements as the issue evolves,&nbsp;and collecting them all over&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/840712/notmyaia" target="_blank">here</a>. Share your thoughts with us by submitting to the news&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/add_news" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149976509/architects-if-you-don-t-start-disrupting-urbanism-silicon-valley-will-do-it-for-you Architects: If You Don't Start Disrupting Urbanism, Silicon Valley Will Do It for You. Fred Scharmen 2016-11-07T12:33:00-05:00 >2016-11-08T19:42:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/33/33j4kgjdihq29wxq.jpg" width="650" height="484" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Mountain View start-up incubator <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954668/what-s-the-newest-project-for-silicon-valley-investors-building-cities" target="_blank">YCombinator&nbsp;announced this June</a>&nbsp;that the company would be creating an initiative around designing new cities, it was easy for architects and urbanists to laugh.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149976742/in-focus-sim-n-garc-a In Focus: Simón García Archinect 2016-11-06T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T19:49:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fj05tqy8kouiioi9.jpg" width="650" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature, we talk to Barcelona-based photographer <strong>Sim&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a</strong>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149975615/archinect-s-2016-us-presidential-election-guide-how-trump-and-clinton-stand-on-the-issues-architects-care-about-most Archinect’s 2016 US Presidential Election Guide: How Trump and Clinton Stand on the Issues Architects Care about Most Nicholas Korody 2016-11-01T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-11-14T04:38:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8v/8vv1zlr4f1zol7f5.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the U.S. election just a week away, most Americans have likely made up their mind. But for any potential undecided Archinecters out there (do you exist? am I speaking to the void?), we&rsquo;ve compiled a handy guide to where each candidate stands on some of the issues closest to an architect&rsquo;s heart: housing, infrastructure, and the environment.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149974557/to-hire-the-best-in-the-world-post-brexit-trade-and-immigration-are-top-concerns To Hire 'the Best in the World' Post-Brexit, Trade and Immigration Are Top Concerns Chris Williamson 2016-10-25T02:56:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T00:24:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1b/1by1y14oec1v1f9v.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners" target="_blank">a previous article</a> I wrote about the Brexit referendum, I concluded by saying it could be the crowning achievement of a long and glorious reign for Elizabeth II. I would like to be clear: I voted to remain in the European Union.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965799/how-to-get-a-job-at-fxfowle How to Get a Job at: FXFOWLE Archinect 2016-09-28T11:58:00-04:00 >2017-01-10T16:34:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rn/rnfipdtqycodn691.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience.&nbsp;When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical.&nbsp;Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149970171/a-well-a-windmill-a-mirror-sigil-s-real-and-symbolic-interventions-in-syria A well, a windmill, a mirror: Sigil's real and symbolic interventions in Syria Nicholas Korody 2016-09-27T12:30:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:34:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y6/y6gsqi9i4lfxgmch.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Hospitals, water and electricity are always the first to be attacked,&rdquo; states a doctor from Anadan, a city in Northern Syria, as quoted in an Amnesty International <a href="https://www.amnesty.org/en/press-releases/2016/03/syrian-and-russian-forces-targeting-hospitals-as-a-strategy-of-war/" target="_blank">report</a>. &ldquo;Once that happens people no longer have services to survive.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149968403/the-lazy-architect-s-guide-to-completing-continuing-education-credits The lazy architect's guide to completing continuing education credits Julia Ingalls 2016-09-23T11:59:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T00:20:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uo/uoq1vjq80nm5qp7l.jpg" width="650" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What are continuing education credits, and why are they necessary? More importantly, what&rsquo;s the easiest way of completing them? For your convenience, we've put together an overview of the AIA's Continuing Education System, and seven simple solutions for getting through it.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149969903/screen-print-45-orhan-ayy-ce-interviews-the-wire-actor-bob-wisdom-for-la-forum-s-summer-issue Screen/Print #45: Orhan Ayyüce interviews "The Wire" actor Bob Wisdom for LA Forum's summer issue Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-22T12:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-23T21:49:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/78wbtu190f5tmrz5.jpg" width="650" height="993" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For locals and beyond, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design has a simple aim&mdash;highlight what makes L.A.'s architecture and urbanism discourse special, and what it can teach the rest of the world. Seasonally, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355599/la-forum" target="_blank">LA Forum</a> draws on its own board members and reaches into the community to publish a newsletter under a single theme or proposition.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965798/how-to-get-a-job-at-studio-link-arc How to Get a Job at: Studio Link-Arc Archinect 2016-09-19T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T00:21:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u1/u164vusq4n2tbknn.jpg" width="650" height="609" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Navigating the unpredictable landscape of job hunting is an arduous task that demands unrelenting patience.&nbsp;When you're at your wit's end, it's tempting to throw caution to the wind and send the same exact resume to multiple design firms. But no two firms are identical. Although certain technical skills are required across the industry,&nbsp;there are particular essential qualities &mdash; and red flags &mdash; that aren't always listed on a firm's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a>. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149966016/gaming-the-system-role-playing-spatial-and-political-change Gaming the System: role-playing spatial and political change Quilian Riano 2016-09-01T09:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T00:18:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ew/ewg0jzyaan1xexbc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"[The] sovereign art, of course, will be the one whose laws rule over the relations among men in their totality. That is, Politics.</p><p>Nothing is alien to Politics, because nothing is alien to the superior art that rules the relations among men.</p><p>Medicine, war, architecture, etc. &ndash; minor and major arts, all without exception &ndash; are subject to, and make up, that sovereign art." &mdash; Augusto Boal, <em>Theatre of the Oppressed</em>, 1973</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965365/london-is-a-game-of-life-or-death-in-metropoly London is a game of life or death in 'Metropoly' Nicholas Korody 2016-08-31T09:33:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T22:01:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/at/at3b6jfuibrodd9w.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;The city has long been a tool for social development and progression,&rdquo; writes Adam Fryett in Metropoly, his submission to Archinect&rsquo;s open call for August. &ldquo;It is clear however that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/739371/neoliberalism" target="_blank">neoliberal</a>&nbsp;age&nbsp;of consumer capital has led to a regression of the social standards of modern city development, leading to a vast reduction in both the quality of life and life itself of a vast number of inhabitants.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963617/screen-print-43-beautifully-banal-by-architecture-hero Screen/Print #43: 'Beautifully Banal' by Architecture Hero Julia Ingalls 2016-08-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-28T02:34:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j3/j3ljjka0lipchex1.jpg" width="650" height="833" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Beautifully Banal,</em>&nbsp;a marvelously detailed, narrative-driven exploration of architectural drawing types via a fly&rsquo;s structural adventures, is both a slender comic and an architectural delight.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149962603/ethical-dwellings-for-generation-y-explores-new-forms-of-living-and-owning-in-a-changing-london 'Ethical Dwellings for Generation Y' explores new forms of living and owning in a changing London Nicholas Korody 2016-08-13T06:08:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:17:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zi50hbv6yn0v71se.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While an average of 100,000 people move to London each year, only about 25,000 new homes are built annually: a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/13/can-sadiq-khan-solve-londons-housing-crisis/" target="_blank">formula</a> that has produced a critical lack in affordable housing. The median rent in the capital city is &pound;1,400 and the average house price has passed &pound;600,000. In other words, only the very rich can afford to live in London.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956316/touring-some-of-the-world-s-most-attractive-public-housing-projects Touring some of the world's most attractive public housing projects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-09T09:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:46:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/ceej08lp9zmv9f7v.jpg" width="650" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Can affordable public housing be beautiful? It&rsquo;s a question that for years was answered with indifference.</p>