Archinect - News 2016-08-28T18:48:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149889647/clickbait-is-making-affordable-housing-even-more-of-an-uphill-battle Clickbait is making affordable housing even more of an uphill battle Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-08T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T02:00:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/738144516441a21b531449ee90af71c1.jpg" width="514" height="651" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>when media outlets report cost of materials as being some $13,000, I want to know what was donated in terms of materials, too. Were permit fees waived? There are many times when you need a licensed architect or engineer for certain permits, and that&rsquo;s not likely in these totals. It is completely fine to get around having to do that stuff, but it&rsquo;s not truthful to report the results without the real numbers as a part of the story. These kinds of things get shared around...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC</a></li><li><a title="Lessons learned: The complex realities when designing communal social housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145045336/lessons-learned-the-complex-realities-when-designing-communal-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lessons learned: The complex realities when designing communal social housing</a></li><li><a title="The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130502087/the-guardian-reveals-how-developers-play-the-planning-system-to-get-around-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing</a></li><li><a title="Developers in California can be required to include low-income housing, courts declare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129656013/developers-in-california-can-be-required-to-include-low-income-housing-courts-declare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developers in California can be required to include low-income housing, courts declare</a></li><li><a title="&quot;We've got enough millionaires&quot;: George Lucas wants to build affordable housing on his own land" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745572/we-ve-got-enough-millionaires-george-lucas-wants-to-build-affordable-housing-on-his-own-land" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"We've got enough millionaires": George Lucas wants to build affordable housing on his own land</a></li></ul> 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>