Out Now: Mark #53 – Dec 2014/Jan 2015

In Mark #53, we survey American low-income housing from coast to coast. Michael Webb provides the historical and cultural context for some recent success stories in affordable development and presents three buildings in California designed by Kevin Daly Architects, OJK Architects and Planners, and Rob Wellington Quigley.

Larger low-income developments in New York and Los Angeles, by David Adjaye and Michael Maltzan respectively, speak to overcoming the challenge of aesthetic innovation on a tight budget. In the southern and western states, we find the Rural Studio at Auburn University and Design Build Bluff at the Universities of Utah and Colorado tackling the low-income housing issue outside the city, realizing rural homes for less than €20,000 each.

Then, it’s time for dinner and a show. We tour MVRDV’s mixed-use Markthal, a food paradise for casual grazers and sit-down diners alike, before talking with Jan Versweyveld, who designed the scenography for a stage adaptation of The Fountainhead.

In Santiago, we visit the monolithic, ‘inside-out’ Anacleto Angelini Innovation Center by Elemental. Finally, we stop in Zurich, where Müller Sigrist Architekten have designed a unique, live-work housing cooperative, and publisher Lars Müller talks to us about the longevity of books and the analog experience.

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