HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Social Housing

This week HEKKTA takes a look at a few social housing projects in America hoping to help out those most vulnerable, aswell as summarising all the past week’s property & architecture headlines.

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American studio Process Architecture are trying to do their bit for the millions of lives that have been destroyed by the heroin and opioid epidemic in America. People became severely hooked on heroin after being prescribed opioids to deal with pain from injuries sustained. The epidemic is putting a serious strain on medical services across America, who say the problem is simply to vast for them to tackle alone. Process Architecture have created a series of houses in Orlando, Florida that would provide safe shelter for several previous users undergoing rehab.

Process Architecture - HEKKTA - Social Housing

Process Architecture – HEKKTA – Social Housing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A new residential complex for LA’s homeless has been built by LA-based Michael Maltzan Architecture, backed by Skid Row Housing Trust. The complex will take 60 people off the streets and give them a place of their own. Skid Row is a a local developer and property manager that provides housing for people suffering from homelessness, extreme poverty, illness, disabilities and addiction. This is the fourth residential project that LA-based Michael Maltzan Architecture has designed for the organisation.

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Accountancy and business advice firm PwC have carried out new studies which suggest that the current housing shortage is more an issue of postcode than it is of general supply. They believe that too many houses are being built in the wrong places and a better allocation of resources, for example more in London, would go a long way to helping to fix the problem.

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Phase 2 of the huge Wood Wharf development in London Docklands is to begin in 2019. The next phase of the scheme will consist of seven buildings of which 390,000 sq ft will be offices, 165,000 sq ft residential and 235,000 sq ft retail and leisure use.

Wood Wharf - HEKKTA - Social Housing

Wood Wharf – HEKKTA – Social Housing

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Foster + Partners and RIBA combine forces to launch the UK’s first architecture apprenticeships.

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A new study has unveiled a new wave of gentrification, stemming from climate change. Coined ‘climate gentrification’, it identifies the trend of high-income households moving away from low-lying coastal areas to higher ground further inland – traditionally occupied by those less well-off – to avoid rising sea levels and flooding. A perfect example of this is developers and buyers are avoiding the risky Miami Beach, which is already seeing real effects of rising sea levels, opting for the more inland Little Haiti instead. This indicates a new space problem facing low lying cities in the near future.

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Will Alsop’s first and only African project is a colourful fun-filled shopping centre in Nairobi that was designed and commissioned before he passed away earlier this year. It serves as the perfect send-off for such a colourful architect.

Will Alsop Nairobi Mall - HEKKTA - Social Housing

Will Alsop Nairobi Mall – HEKKTA – Social Housing

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The property market’s horror year continues as new research by Zoopla reveals that the total value of the UK property market has fallen by £27bn since the beginning of the year, with Brexit uncertainty blamed for the decline.

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French architect Christian de Portzamparc has been awarded the 2018 Praemium Imperiale award for architecture by the Japan Art Association.

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Planning permission for 100 Leadenhall, or Cheesegrater 2, has been granted and it will the the third tallest building in the Square Mile once completed.

100 Leadenhall - HEKKTA - Social Housing

100 Leadenhall – HEKKTA – Social Housing

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Government plans to save a further £3.6bn from property sales over next 20 years.

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Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to turn a 1970s building in Madrid, Spain, into offices, which will feature a diamond-patterned exterior and a rooftop terrace.

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Ministry of Defence property deal could end up costing the taxpayer £5bn.

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture have unveiled plans for a new glass skyscraper in Toronto, right next to the iconic CN Tower.

160 Front Street - HEKKTA - Social Housing

160 Front Street – HEKKTA – Social Housing

2018-07-16T10:31:08+00:00