affordable housing

The Congo Street Initiative Revived a Downtrodden Dallas Neighborhood With Renovated Green Homes

The Congo Street Initiative Revived a Downtrodden Dallas Neighborhood With Renovated Green Homes

Before work began, Congo Street was a collection of small houses in a state of disrepair. Many residents had lived there for years in houses that had been handed down from parents or grandparents, but the

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Merritt Crossing is a Sustainable Affordable Housing Project for Seniors in Oakland

Merritt Crossing is a Sustainable Affordable Housing Project for Seniors in Oakland

Merritt Crossing is located on the corner of 6th and Oak Street in Oakland. The dense project worked to match the surrounding feel of the residential homes as well as address the visual and noise impact

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Hut-to-Hut is a Sustainable & Affordable Eco Home Model for Southern India

Hut-to-Hut is a Sustainable & Affordable Eco Home Model for Southern India

Following an international seminar about the future of eco-tourism in the Western Ghats region in India, Sami Rintala, Daggur Eggertsson and Pasi Aalto of Rintala Eggertsson Architects and a group of

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Konbit Super-Adobe Shelters are Helping a Rural Haitian Village Rebuild

Konbit Super-Adobe Shelters are Helping a Rural Haitian Village Rebuild

In January 2010, this group of artists, builders, architects, and engineers asked themselves how they could use their skills and talents to help people in Haiti rebuilt their lives. Settling on the

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AF Bostader Builds Smallest Micro Home in Sweden to Provide Affordable Student Housing

AF Bostader Builds Smallest Micro Home in Sweden to Provide Affordable Student Housing

Living alone as a student is a rare luxury - particularly in Sweden, where rent and living costs can be high. But this cozy micro cottage in Lund looks like a perfect solution for going solo - even though

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Stylish, Sustainable St-Agatha-Berchem Housing Complex Exceeds Energy Code in Belgium

Stylish, Sustainable St-Agatha-Berchem Housing Complex Exceeds Energy Code in Belgium

The new social housing units by Buro II & Archi+I were inspired by the social housing district built in 1922-1925 by architect Victor Bourgeois. There are two groupings - one on Beheersstraat with 43

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Oma Village: Blu Homes Teams Up with Californian Non-Profit to Create Affordable Prefab Housing

Oma Village: Blu Homes Teams Up with Californian Non-Profit to Create Affordable Prefab Housing

California and Massachusetts-based prefab home company Blu Homes just announced that they have teamed with non-profit Homeward Bound of Marin to provide permanent, supportive housing for low-income

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El Dorado brings Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Echo Ridge Community to Topeka, Kansas

El Dorado brings Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Echo Ridge Community to Topeka, Kansas

The Echo Ridge Community Center is a multi-zoned public facility designed to be used by the 30 affordable housing units in the Echo Ridge Development. The building has four zones: Community, Food, Kid and

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Richardson Apartments: David Baker’s Affordable Housing Project in Hayes Valley Wows Design Enthusiasts at AIA Homes Tours

Richardson Apartments: David Baker’s Affordable Housing Project in Hayes Valley Wows Design Enthusiasts at AIA Homes Tours

Photo by Bruce Damonte One of the most impressive aspects of the Richardson Apartments is that all of its 120 residents were formerly homeless. David Baker joked that these are his most appreciative

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Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Negative Street

Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Negative Street

Each of the buildings at Sinclair Meadows in South Shields has been constructed with natural materials at the forefront, such as timber frames, hemp insulation, lime render, and sustainable timber. In

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Haustrift is a Series of Modular, Minimalist and Affordable Rowhouses in Vienna

Haustrift is a Series of Modular, Minimalist and Affordable Rowhouses in Vienna

Haustrift is a series of rowhouses centered around a large, shared green space and located near the Danube river. Superblock's design of the housing project focusses on quality materials, thoughtful

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Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden was designed to provide families with affordable, sustainable and healthy housing. The densely developed neighborhood allowed the project to be built more economically, thus providing

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Green-Toned Buchheimer Weg is a Model For Social Housing in Cologne

Green-Toned Buchheimer Weg is a Model For Social Housing in Cologne

GAG Immobilien AG, Cologne contracted ASTOC Architects and Planners to renovate and upgrade the housing complex in Cologne's Ostheim district. It was decided that both economically and aesthetically,

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Top 6 Green Supportive and Low-Income Housing Projects

Top 6 Green Supportive and Low-Income Housing Projects

Sierra Bonita Apartments, Hollywood Los Angeles-based Tighe Architecture, run by Sci-Arc trained architect Patrick Tighe, celebrates low-income housing for residents in West Hollywood with the creation

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Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

  Santa Monica-based architecture firm Daly Genik teamed with a local nonprofit agency to redevelop this low-rise apartment complex at an entrance to the I-10 freeway in downtown Santa Monica. The

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Passive VOLKsHouse is an Affordable Net-Zero Energy Home in Santa Fe

Passive VOLKsHouse is an Affordable Net-Zero Energy Home in Santa Fe

MoSA Architects' work is focused on developing and building affordable and energy efficient homes that make it easy for the homeowner to minimize their environmental impact. Prior to their most recent

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LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

The LivingHomes project in Los Altos achieved the “Z6” environmental goals that the Santa Monica-based firm sets for all of its projects. All of the wood used in the construction is from Forest

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Santa Eugenia Social Housing Aptly Deals With an Unfortunate Solar Orientation

Santa Eugenia Social Housing Aptly Deals With an Unfortunate Solar Orientation

When Bailo Rull ADD+ took on this project, one of the main problems they had to solve was how to design a social housing project with a misguided solar orientation? The masterplan called for a linear

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Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Measuring in at just 96 sq. ft., the space is a cozy home with a loft big enough for a bedroom and storage for Falck's clothes. The lounge and living area on the bottom floor offers a place to relax and

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Bright-Red U-Shaped Salburua Social Housing Sells Excess Energy in Spain

Bright-Red U-Shaped Salburua Social Housing Sells Excess Energy in Spain

This is a mixed-use development that clusters all the services (such as waste and energy generation) in one central space to ensure maximum efficiency. Each apartment is positioned for maximum solar

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Former Soap Factory Cleaned Up Into a Sustainable Housing Project in Brussels

Former Soap Factory Cleaned Up Into a Sustainable Housing Project in Brussels

Located less than half a mile from the Grand’Place in Brussels, Savonnerie Heymans is a social housing project converted from a former soap factory. The green renovation was led by MDW Architecture who

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BORÉAL is a Glass-Clad Greenhouse Housing Project in France

BORÉAL is a Glass-Clad Greenhouse Housing Project in France

BORÉAL is a social housing project in Nantes, France designed by TETRARC for Habitat 44. The complex is formed from a row of 11 tall and narrow volumes with their own peaked roofs. Inside, there are 39

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Solar-Powered Prefab Skyville Complex Commences Construction in Singapore

Solar-Powered Prefab Skyville Complex Commences Construction in Singapore

Prefab construction has become so widely used that it's now possible to precast a building as large as WOHA's 960-unit Skyville @ Dawson housing complex in Singapore! The massive solar-powered city

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Modern Richardson Apartments Provide Low Income Housing In the Heart of San Francisco

Modern Richardson Apartments Provide Low Income Housing In the Heart of San Francisco

The Richardson Apartments by David Baker + Partners are named in honor of Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson, local activists and founders of Marcus Books, the oldest black bookstore in the country, founded

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Palm Springs’ Rosa Gardens Affordable Housing Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Palm Springs’ Rosa Gardens Affordable Housing Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Rosa Gardens was constructed on an urban infill lot and it offers 57 units of 2 or 3 bedroom apartments. The project also includes a common laundry room, a community room, a pool, bike racks, a basketball

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Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Buensalido+Architects had the goal of creating a housing development that instilled a sense of pride in the owners through improved architectural design and construction quality. Each building features a

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Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Completed in November of last year, Digby Road offers a mix of affordable one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments. The ground floor also features commercial space for shops and cafes for the

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EKO:BODE Brings Affordable Green Modern Living to Australia

EKO:BODE Brings Affordable Green Modern Living to Australia

Horizon Housing Company (HHC) is set to boost its eco-credentials by building Australia’s first boutique, affordable residential project. HHC’s EKO:BODE project, which is currently under construction

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Grödians is a Vibrant & Energy Efficient Social Housing Community in Scotland

Grödians is a Vibrant & Energy Efficient Social Housing Community in Scotland

The project is made up of 34 new-build social houses for Hjaltland Housing Association and provide a variety of 1-4 bedroom dwellings. The houses are oriented towards the street to improve access and

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SMPLy Mod Prefab Prototype Home Lands in British Colombia

SMPLy Mod Prefab Prototype Home Lands in British Colombia

The prefab home builder designed, fabricated and installed the two story house in just 9 weeks this past fall. Located on a derelict subdivision lot, the home was built on a concrete pier foundation

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