24 January 2018 – Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high standards of design. The New York exhibition Social Housing, New European Projects captures some of the best and most innovative examples of not-for-profit housing at a critical juncture for the sector.
Drawing together 25 European case studies by 20 practices, it looks at a range of building and dwelling types, emerging design approaches, and refurbishment strategies. Together, they offer a challenge to housing professionals and citizens to rethink how we build and highlights the vital role of accessible, low-cost housing in the life and function of our cities.
My office presents the renovation projects of the Splayed Apartment Blocks in Rotterdam Ommoord. Tingyu made a beautiful 1:20 scale model for the occasion.
The exhibition Social Housing, New European Projects is on show from 15 February to 19 May in the Center for Architecture in New York. On 17 February, I will deliver a key note address to a conference accompanying the exhibition. The exhibition features contributions by:
Adam Khan Architects (United Kingdom),
Assemble (United Kingdom),
Avenier & Cornejo Architectes (France),
Chartier Dalix (France),
Hans van der Heijden Architect (The Netherlands),
Hawkins\Brown (United Kingdom),
Haworth Tompkins Architects (United Kingdom),
Karakusevic Carson Architects (United Kingdom),
Lacaton & Vassal (France),
LAN architecture (France),
Mae (United Kingdom),
Mecanoo (The Netherlands),
Mikhail Riches Architects (United Kingdom),
Mole (United Kingdom),
muf architecture/art (United Kingdom),
Niall McLaughlin Architects (United Kingdom),
s333 architecture + Urbanism (United Kingdom),
Sergison Bates architects (United Kingdom),
Witherford Watson Mann (United Kingdom),
zanderroth architeckten (Germany).
My contributions are supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.