Re-designing social housing by building only half a house? - INDEX: Design to Improve Life®
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Published on 16 Jun 2016
After an earthquake and tsunami devastated Constitución, in south Chile, architect Alejandro Aravena is developing a new type of social housing, one that uses the techniques of the slum.
His ‘half-houses’ are exactly that – houses that leave one side for residents to complete themselves.
I built my own social housing: the rise of Chile's 'half-houses' | How We Live Now - YouTube
However, it does not need an earthquake flattening a favella to make the case for such ideas: architect Jack Self is quoted in this video:
"Housing today is perhaps the most important form of social exclusion - and arguably the defining issue of our time."
He has a few such ideas for 'generation rent':
Flatpack Homes: The Future of Social Housing?
Housing: rethinking inside the box… | Art and design | The Guardian
He curated the British entry for last year's Venice Biennale:
British Pavilion unveils five futuristic models of the home
The British Pavilion: The home front
HOME // ‘Home Economics’ at the British Pavilion: An Interview with Jack Self
Interview by Alison Hugill in Berlin // Monday, Mar. 07, 2016
Writers Jack Self and Shumi Bose and architect Finn Williams have been selected as the curatorial team for this year’s British Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. In response to Biennale curator Alejandro Aravena‘s call for proposals under the theme ‘Reporting from the Front’, the trio proposed the exhibition ‘Home Economics’, a reflection on the home as the contemporary battlefield of British architecture. We spoke to Jack Self about the concept behind the pavilion this year, and the political relevance of the family home and home ownership in an age of widespread austerity.
HOME // ‘Home Economics’ at the British Pavilion: An Interview with Jack Self | Berlin Art Link