Public, affordable and subsidized housing, is a topic that has been thoroughly studied and examined. Through careful analysis of mostly local precedents, this study searches for points of departure for innovation within the typology.
The work contained within this publication is drawn from the Spring 2010 Northeastern University School of Architecture ARCH 5120 Comprehensive Design Studio. All work was produced by fifth year architecture students, for whom the focus of the semester was future use building prototypes that re adaptable to different site conditions and programmatic requirements.
The work contained within this publication is drawn from the Fall 2009 Northeastern University School of Architecture ARCH 5110 Housing and Aggregation Studio. All work was produced by fifth year architecture students, for whom the focus of the semester was infill courtyard housing in metropolitan Boston.
Northeastern University School of Architecture housing studio focuses on a different type of housing every year, from courtyard housing to high-rise multi-family buildings. In this particular housing studio, students focused on reinterpreting the rowhouse for modern urban life.
The intent of this year-long research and innovation studio is to interrogate the important contexts and systemic operating logics of the production, manufacturing, infrastructure, and performance of architecture as the source for innovation that condition contemporary built environments.