Designing Affordability

Urbanism from Within, a design-research project lead by the Urban Works Agency, will be on display at the Center for Architecture in New York from October 1, 2015 – January 16, 2016. Selected as part of the Designing Affordability Exhibition curated by Marc Norman, the project examines a diffused form of ‘interiors’ as an alternative model for growth in San Francisco. Work featured developed from “Interior Urbanism”, a seminar conducted by Neeraj Bhatia in the Fall of 2014, and includes projects by students: Christopher Baile, Jared Clifton, Tyler Jones-Powell, Bianca Koch, Bella Mang, and Blake Stevenson.

Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now presents 23 case studies that address ways of reducing costs without compromising design quality. Affordable housing typically refers to policy initiatives that ensure that residents at a certain income can qualify for housing units, but affordability is a broader concept. The exhibition examines how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing by rethinking how we build, maintain, and occupy structures.
The strategies include reimagining public housing, leveraging land, building simply, deploying technology, rethinking home life, constructing modularly, and building incrementally.

Details:
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, NY, NY 10012
October 1, 2015—January 16, 2016
More info: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=upcoming&expid=304