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1,569 renters applied to live in this affordable Hollywood housing complex

All those applications for 66 units<p><b>This article was updated at 11:18 a.m. on November 2.</b><p>Last spring, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced it was teaming up with developer Abode Communities to build workforce housing that would be open to its employees as well as local families. The …

Urban Chaos: Games And The Untameable City

<i>From the fractured festivities of The Division’s Manhattan to the lo-fi confusion of Bernband, urban spaces in games are drawn from many reference</i> …

Torpy at Large: Atlanta’s apartment craze: Just add Millennials

If you’re getting a feeling of déjà vu when passing those new apartments going up all over town, well, you’re on to something.<p>Metro Atlanta has …

Lender Capital Is Pouring into Affordable Housing

<b>Affordable housing developers often run a daunting gauntlet</b> when it comes to cobbling together different financing sources to move projects forward. …

The Affordable Housing Shortage Is Critical in Every State

While high-rise apartments, $100 million houses, and luxury condos continue to pop up in major metropolises all over the United States, millions of …

How Banks and Developers Collude to Get Rid of New York’s Affordable Housing

Kim Powell has lived in West Harlem all her life, most of it in her rent-regulated apartment. The 53-year-old remembers cruising the neighborhood in …

6 Pritzker-Winning Architects on Housing, Climate Change, and the Profession's Future

Previous laureates look into their crystal balls and see both hurdles and reasons to be optimistic<p>One could reasonably expect to have an enlightening, if staid, time at a panel featuring six Pritzker Prize winners—including 2016 laureate Alejandro Aravena—focused on the immense challenges facing …

National Parks

Micro-Apartments Could Be Key to Affordable, Healthy Downtown Nashville

<i>The following is a sidebar in</i> Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan<i>, by Gary Gaston, executive director of Nashville Civic Design Center</i> …

Architecture, Fate, and Utopia

I've got a soft spot for failed utopian experiments, or at least for those that managed to fail without killing anybody. (Sorry, Pol Pot.) So I …

Architecture

Could This German Affordable Homebuilding Plan Be a Model for the U.S.?

Located somewhere between a condo and a hippy commune, this collective building model could help with the urban affordability crisis<p>As housing in America's urban centers seems to become more unaffordable by the minute, Germany continues to cultivate initiatives for fighting gentrification and …

A human-centered architecture for our time

<i>The Humanists Versus the Reactionary Avant Garde</i> was sitting on a shelf in my office, awaiting review, for several weeks. I was busy, and in a chance …

Debating the Future of Baltimore: New Urbanism vs. Global Starchitecture

Jared Green reports from a debate that pitted contemporary architect Thom Mayne and New Urbanist planner Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk about the future of …

How to invent a brand new business model

We all want to be the startup that delivers an experience so frictionless that it disrupts a decades old industry.<p>Uber, Apple, and Amazon are the envy of the business world. Their business models are dissected and scoured for crumbs that will lead other entrepreneurs and stakeholders to innovate …

Innovation

Interior design startup Havenly raises $5.8 million

Online interior design platform Havenly has raised $5.8 million, bringing its total Series A round of funding to $13.3 million. The round was led by Binary Capital with participation from Foundry Group and Chicago Ventures. Havenly plans to use the funding for growing the staff by 25%, further …

A science fiction writer from the Soviet Union found the secret to time-travel

For more than a century, science fiction and invention have been caught in a kind of quantum entanglement; certain technologies have emerged from a lab and simultaneously from the pages of pulp novels.<p>“Extravagant Fiction Today — Cold Fact Tomorrow”— that was the motto of the early 20th century …

A New Design Guide for Affordable Housing Developments

Oscar Perry Abello shares news of a "newly released guidebook on ground-floor design in mixed-use affordable housing developments.<p>The NYC Department …

Housing

60+ free awesome resources for Architects and Designers

<b>Design is hard</b>. We all know that. But the design process could be less painful by <b>sharing resources with each other</b>! So over at Pitcrit we have …

Nicole Curtis hates 'affordable housing' that replaced south Minneapolis homes

As of this week, she's also pissed about what they're building in one's place.<p>Curtis was vocal with her extreme displeasure at the decision to tear …

Koreatown, with its $1.6-million chandeliers, is about to get some affordable housing units

Koreatown's skyline has been defined in recent years by ritzy high-rises with $1.6-million chandeliers, rooftop lap pools and vertigo-inducing rents.<p>Thursday morning, on the neighborhood's northern edge, community activists cheered the groundbreaking for a different kind of development.<p>On a block …

Urban Design

Framework Building is pretty ordinary. That's why it's so exciting

The Wood Design Awards for 2016 have just been announced, and there is a lot to love and a lot to learn from them. Previously we showed the elaborate …

Architecture

Depression, obesity and smoking all triggered by our inherited DNA

Neanderthal left a damaging genetic legacy when they interbred with modern humans, researchers have found<p>Depression, obesity and smoking may seem like modern problems, but scientists now believe they are triggered by DNA we inherited from our Neanderthal ancestors.<p>The heavy-browed hominids left a …

A Bold Experiment In Building Homes The Middle Class Can Afford

Homeownership has become the great American (pipe) dream but Jonathan Tate thinks there’s a more inclusive way to build.<p>Sandwiched between a nondescript duplex and industrial warehouse in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, a modern, two-story home stands out from its neighbors thanks to …

This Babylonian Astronomy Text Changes History

More than a thousand years before the first telescopes, Babylonian astronomers tracked the motion of planets across the night sky using simple …

Ants Write Architectural Plans Into The Walls of Their Buildings

Imagine constructing a building with no blueprints or architects, and no inkling of what the finished edifice should look like. It sounds like a recipe for disaster, and yet that’s what ants and termites do all the time—and the results speak for themselves. They can build huge underground …

Particles

Data analysis reveals that US cities are segregating the wealthy

Restrictive land use regulations in cities are associated with income segregation.<p>Today we're witnessing the rise of a new urban phenomenon: the …

Urban Design

Rising Sea Levels Won’t Doom U.S. Coastal Cities

In the summer of 2013, <i>Rolling Stone</i> published a long article titled “Goodbye, Miami,” which claimed that climate change will submerge much of the titular city. “By century’s end,” the article warned, “rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long …

2016 Pritzker Prize Goes to Alejandro Aravena, Chilean Architect Behind Innovative Affordable Housing

48-year old Chilean architect <b>Alejandro Aravena</b> has been awarded the 2016 Pritzker Prize. He's the <b>first laureate from Chile</b>, the third from South America, and the fourth from Latin America. He's also a telegenic star of the international architecture scene, best-known for a housing complex built at …

Architecture

New "Light Recycling" Incandescent Bulbs Could Outperform Energy-Efficient LEDs

Bright idea.<p>The traditional incandescent light bulb may have been a massive boon to humanity since its development in the 19th century, but its …

Scientists struggle to stay grounded after possible gravitational wave signal

Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.<p>Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State university, tweeted that he had received independent confirmation of a rumour that has been in circulation for …

Physics