I just got word from PFSK of STACKD, a hyperlocal social network by the design firm Supermetric that connects workers in the same building. Apartment building and neighborhood social networks have been around for a while. Read more »
In an effort to bring affordable, sustainable housing to urban, low-income areas around the world, architect Vincent van der Meulen has teamed up with the Dutch organization Enviu to launch the Open Source House project, "a platform where design. Read more »
Dwell magazine just published a fantastic feature on a Dutch cohousing development, which reads much like a how-to:
With the idea of communal living all too prone to conjure visions of student squalor or hippy homeliness, Villa van Vijven come. Read more »
Bridges are inherently romantic. Why?
They're dramatic, of course: our hearts race as one sweeps into view; eyes fill with awe as we stand on a beach looking up at a span; walking across a bridge, we can see cities and harbors whole. Read more »