Granary Row, a seasonal pop-up festival that has operated for two years, uses old shipping containers to create retail stores and a open-air stage, and a beer garden has been fenced off—all in the middle of the road, along a block-length section an old industrial area.
By any measure, San Francisco ranks among the world’s most beautiful cities. Yet for years, in a sector that tourists never see, 50 barracks-style buildings constructed in 1943 housed 264 families in poverty and fear.
The first-ever 2015 Michigan Missing Middle Housing Design Competition challenges architects, designers, and urban planners nationwide to come up with innovative solutions for affordable housing options that offer a walkable lifestyle. The competition will be judged by an elite group of jurors, including Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design.
An urge to new thinking comes at the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when the Katrina Cottages were used to address a combination of issues: sustainability, affordability, and right-sized living.