It's now more common for young adults in the US to live with their parents than in any other scenario
In that age group, 32.1 percent of people [ages 18-34] live in their parents' house, while 31.6 live with a spouse or partner in their own homes and 14 percent live alone, as single parents or in a home with roommates or renters. The rest live with another family member, a nonfamily member or in group-living situations such as a college dorm or prison. [...]
the rise in the number of young adults living at home started before the economic crash — and so did the possible contributing factors.
The analysis, done by the Pew Research Center, also makes clear that this isn't the all-time high for young adults living at home – that topped out in 1940, at 35%. Still, at that time, it was more common for young adults to have shacked up with a spouse or partner.Pew is also careful to couch... View full entry
A Secret Language: Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong, partners at Family, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #16
This week on One-to-One, we check in with the partners behind Family, Oana Stanescu (former top-notch Archinect School Blogger) and Dong-Ping Wong, to hear how the pop culture-bending firm grew from when Oana and Dong met at REX, to now designing for Kanye West and pitching their own projects in... View full entry
Oana Stanescu, the architect behind Kanye's volcano, talks to NY Times about pushing design boundaries via pop culture
For a serious architect who has designed public housing in Dallas and a bridge in Slovenia, it may come as a surprise that Oana Stanescu’s best-known work is a 50-foot-high volcano that Kanye West ascended onstage during his grandiose Yeezus tour...Along with Dong-Ping Wong, her partner in the West Village architectural firm Family, Ms. Stanescu is making a name for herself in design circles for her ability to merge pop culture with utilitarian design.
— The New York Times
For more Family on Archinect, you can check out Oana's archived Archinect School Blog, the +POOL, and the firm's other cool projects. View full entry
Start 'em young: teenaged son picks architect for family's house
The family hadn’t been in New Jersey long ... and they still missed their previous home, a modernist design that Ms. Wong, in particular, had loved. So Andrew, who was then in eighth grade, suggested commissioning an architect to build a modern house. [...]
“being type-A parents ... we thought maybe it would be an experience for him to work with architects and be intrinsically involved in building a house.” [...]
"He was interested in design, and they empowered him.”
More teenaged architecture dreams:Teenager builds tiny home to avoid mortgage trapWork-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son View full entry
Work-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son
Sometimes, the inspiration for a single design element can be hard to pin down. Other times, it’s coming straight out of your hammy fourteen year-old kid. This is something of a regular occurrence for Hector M. Perez, a San Diego-based architect who often collaborates with his son Adrian on... View full entry
New housing developments geared toward grandparent-led families
What little new housing that's being built in this country right now is being closely geared to the ways the American economy -- and its society -- are changing. Fewer sprawling suburbs. More urban living.
And in Kansas City, Mo., a nod to demographics. Developers there are building homes that cater to a very specific changing family dynamic.
+ Pool Needs Your Support
We just got news from the guys at Family and The Office of PlayLab, both young design firms in New York, who need your support for their exciting project + Pool, a floating pool in NYC that cleans the river water it sits in - like a giant strainer dropped into the river. This project is a... View full entry