Designing Affordability Opens at Center for Architecture


Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Affordable Housing Now, curated by Marc Norman and designed by M.Arch Program Director Andrew Bernheimer and on view at the Center for Architecture , explores the critical issue of affordable housing.  The exhibition presents 23 case studies that address ways of reducing costs without compromising design quality. Affordable housing typically refers to policy initiatives that ensure that residents at a certain income can qualify for housing units, but affordability is a broader concept. The exhibition examines how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing by rethinking how we build, maintain, and occupy structures. The strategies include reimagining public housing, leveraging land, building simply, deploying technology, rethinking home life, constructing modularly, and building incrementally. (Source: Center for Architecture)

The exhibition is on view at the Center for Architecture through January 16, 2016.

Center for Architecture
536 La Guardia Place
New York, NY