Gallery: PREFAB 4th of July: Housing Beyond Borders

 

Happy 4th of July! With today being American Independence Day, we thought it a good time to reflect on how the U.S. is adapting to (and resisting) migration, particularly along the border of Mexico, where new types of urbanism are evolving in order to accommodate escalating populations arriving from the south. Today, Bryan Finoki of Subtopia and Archinect offers us a provocative article on innovations in migrant housing design.

With so much focus on the US Government militarizing the US/Mexico border right now, it can be easy to miss the new types of migrant urbanism cropping up in the borderlands. For architects and designers, it’s a process that presents important questions, and great potential for innovation.

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  1. sabinegreenp August 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Just seeing the green community in action makes me confident of the future! Think of how far green building products have come and how far they will go in the future!

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