This evocative short film shows before-and-after footage of a deteriorated housing project in Lincoln Heights, Ohio called Valley Homes. Originally built in 1942, the buildings’ repairs had become too numerous and expensive for residents to undertake themselves. With the help of a firm called Model Group, the Valley Homes Redevelopment Task Force and the Lincoln Heights Planning Commission demolished the old buildings and created a new development called Valley Vista. The video above reveals the truly astounding transformation.
Get ready for City Modern, a weeklong celebration of architecture and design in New York. The event, which includes panels, parties, and tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn, marks the launch of a joint design publication by Dwell Media and New York magazine.
At just 47 inches wide, the world’s narrowest house—the “Keret House” in Warsaw—is not even considered a real building by Polish standards. The residence, designed by Jakub Szczesny of Centrala, includes three levels containing a bedroom, bathroom, and office area.
DayLife, the “ultimate urban backyard,” returns to the Lower East Side this month with two events. On September 23, a pop-up street fair will take place in conjunction with the exhibit Imagining the Lowline, a presentation of the solar technology that will make possible the world’s first underground park. The following week, on September 30, DayLife will host a block party on Orchard Street complete with food, fashion, DJs, Twister, badminton, and urban croquet.
HelloWood, now in its third year, seeks to bring about social change with innovative and mindful design for traditionally overlooked communities. This year, the week-long program brought together 200 Hungarian and international students to create social and cultural spaces for eight northeastern Hungarian communities.
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