Archinect - News 2014-12-19T02:15:11-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/79912086/richard-rogers-homeshell-built-in-24-hours-at-london-s-royal-academy Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy Justine Testado 2013-08-20T14:33:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T17:18:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/676i2rd9y7c0p643.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The pre-fabricated, flatpack homes of Pritzker laureate Richard Rogers are a centerpiece for his 50-year retrospective, <a href="http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/richard-rogers-ra-inside-out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Richard Rogers: Inside Out&rdquo;</a>, currently at London's Royal Academy of Arts until Oct. 13. The homes, which are an adaptation of his <a href="http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/work/buildings/design_for_manufacture_oxley_woods/completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2007 Oxley Woods housing development</a>,<a href="http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/work/buildings/design_for_manufacture_oxley_woods/completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>are described as "stepping away from the traditional mud and mess of the domestic building site" and with a full list of pros: easily adaptable, lightweight, energy-efficient, low-cost, fire- and water-retardant, even earthquake and hurricane-proof, and of course, innovative -- just to name a few.</p> <p> The pieces of the 3-story technicolor Homeshell arrived at the RA last week. It was fully assembled within 24 hours, making a clear statement in the debate for the wider availability of cost- and energy-efficient, mass-production homes in Britain.&nbsp;<br><br> Watch the video below to see a time-lapse of the house's construction.<br> And <a href="http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/richard-rogers-ra-inside-out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a> for another video that gives an exclusive look into Rogers' retrospe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52493341/zaha-hadid-says-austerity-is-not-an-excuse-for-low-quality-housing Zaha Hadid says austerity is not an excuse for low-quality housing Archinect 2012-06-26T18:03:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T19:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47c7ddac21977d8fc12c16cbb78eef53.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I think that [austerity] is used as a cliche because people don't have ideas, they want to crib [old ones] to do bad stuff," she said, in a Q and A session with Guardian deputy editor Kath Viner. "Schools, housing, hospitals &ndash; I think the government should invest in good housing."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>