October 27, 2017

Housing remains one of the major problems in rapidly growing Dhaka city. The causes of the problem are that the housing supply and its affordability cannot cope with the ever-increasing demand with the increase of the city's population. Although the national housing po...

October 25, 2017

The MVRDV has showcased for the Dutch Design Week 2017 how design can literally transform lives. The (W)ego initially built as a hotel contains 9 rooms that can be configured. It's concept described by Dezeen, can also be used for future uses to house families, student...

October 23, 2017

"Over the past twenty years, San Francisco’s Mission District has radically changed. Especially since the first dotcom boom in the late nineties, the neighborhood has seen its rents increase tenfold. The average rent for a 1-bedroom in 2016 was $3,733. Additionally, ma...

October 21, 2017

Up until now, Singapore has developed a unique housing system - three quarters of total housing stock have been built by the Housing & Development Board (HDB), where home-ownership is financed through Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings. As of 2017, 86% of Singaporean...

October 19, 2017

In the metropolitan region of Manila, the Philippines, the housing crisis after years of rural exodus reflects on over 4 million people living in slums, which represents roughtly 1/3 of the region`s total population. In this particular photo, the slum dwellers settled...

October 17, 2017

The city of Stockholm is an interesting example for special challenges in urban development because of its geographical location: The city is built on 14 islands, connected by 53 bridges. 30% of the city’s surface is covered by water and another 30% by green spaces and...

October 15, 2017


The use of housing containers in German municipalities was on its peak during the so called 'refugee crisis' in 2015/16. With the winter season ahead, many of those ad hoc solutions still remain in use though many criticise the lack of good isolation. A way heftier cr...

October 11, 2017

Considered widely as a huge success in city planning, the Phoenix Lake redevelopment project, in Dortmund, Germany, can be also seen controversial. It is a good example on how city planning nowadays is driven by economic efficiency. The project's site was an old coal m...

October 9, 2017

Traditional timber framing houses are an architect vernacular typology used mostly in northern European countries. In the city of Meersburg, Germany, many ancient houses are still standing, together with medieval buildings. When it comes to housing, it is always import...

October 7, 2017

Venice has 260.000 inhabitants but today only 55.000 people live in the historical center compared to 174.800 people in 1951. Residential property prices in the historical city center have increased with a rate of 11% a year since 2000. Causing a lack of affordable hou...

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