Low-Cost Highrise

Urban highrise buildings are lower in cost without sacrificing design

Implications - Though still rare, designers are conceptualizing ways that urban highrise buildings can combine functionality, modern design, and low costs. This shift comes as gentrification continues to push out low-income families from their communities, with some consumers beginning to understand the importance of elevating culture in design, rather than transforming it in a way that is highly exclusionary to most.
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California-based Kennerly Architecture & Planning group created the new Bill Sorro Community, an affordable housing option in San Francisco. Named after Bill Sorro, a social and economic justice... [More]
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