How do we live?
architecture and housing policy
How to design residential architecture so that it is accessible, inclusive, fits into the existing urban context, and above all - that it represents high architectural quality? In the existing legal and economic environment, how to achieve an appropriate functional standard, implement energy innovations and reduce the carbon footprint? Finally, how many square meters do we need for happiness?
When we think of housing today, the first associations that come to mind are a speculative real estate bubble, pat-development or doe estates in the suburbs of our cities. Is it possible to counter this? What mechanisms can and should be used by local governments to actively create housing policy and thus keep residents in their cities? And last but not least, how to shape valuable residential architecture? We address these questions in this May issue of A&B.
We invite you to read and discuss these issues!