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Imagining Housing for Today, by Michael Kimmelman – Models for Contemporary Urban Housing

Posted by the editors on Friday, 18 November 2011

Michael Kimmelman, the architecture critic for The New York Times, has written a very interesting article entitled “Imagining Housing for Today” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at Bronx Park East by Jonathan Kirschenfeld, and other models for affordable rent, flexible, contemporary urban housing adapted to the actual needs of today’s urban populations.  Thoughtful and challenging, Kimmelman advocates a fresh look at building codes, financial support and architecture and design as a necessary way forward in the creation of socially responsible, well-designed, urban housing.

The article includes an fascinating 8-image slideshow, New Housing Models for a Changed New York.er

See our other posts on articles by Michael Kimmelman: In Protest, the Power of Place by Michael Kimmelman – Place as Place & the Architecture of Social Consciousness;  Rescued by Design, by Michael Kimmelman – Expanding the Idea of Design Guru and New York’s Public Architecture Gets a Face-Lift by Michael Kimmelman – Well-Designed Socially Conscious Urban Architecture.

image: Rodrigo Pareda/The New York Times

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  1. [...] See our posts on other articles by Michael Kimmelman: Architecture + Design: Paved, but Still Alive by Michael Kimmelman – Urban + Suburban Design, Architecture + Urban Design: The Grid at 200: Lines That Shaped Manhattan by Michael Kimmelman, Treasuring Urban Oases – by Michael Kimmelman, and Imagining Housing for Today, by Michael Kimmelman – Models for Contemporary Urban Housing. [...]

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