Designing Affordability Exhibition

RAW Architects were excited to participate in the recent Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now exhibition in Sydney. The exhibition ran from September and into October of 2016. It was curated by New York-based Marc Norman and hosted by the University of Sydney in their Tin Sheds Gallery. Extracts of our Collective Housing – Zetland project were exhibited and we were privileged to share the wall with the likes of Breathe Architecture and the Nightingale housing Model, LOT-EK and nArchitects.

Via a series of case-studies the exhibition offered alternative housing models being trialled around the USA and Australia. A one day long symposium complimented the exhibition by offering individual presentations and moderated discussions on the topics of innovation, progressive partnerships and other design opportunities in the affordable housing space. Regrettably Adam Russell had to decline an invitation to speak due to study leave in Japan but Ben Wollen represented the practice on the day.

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During proceedings Marc Norman stated “A goal of the exhibition is to look at innovative designs for affordable housing, but also look at the broader issue of housing affordability for housing types and populations… The best solutions are those projects where design, finance and housing policy are working in unison and creating replicable models for tackling the housing crisis.” We agree!