Typecast: Row House

Typecast: The Row House

What we can learn from New York's humble row house, a form at once dominant and overlooked.

Venture Capital's Commune

What happens when Silicon Valley plays landlord and life coach? Ava Kofman investigates what distinguishes the "co-living" trend from the New York housing paradigm — and what it means for the city's neighborhoods.

Aging Architecture: The Staten Island Farm Colony's Regeneration

Yael Friedman delves into the history of the City's former poor farm, plans underway to turn it into a luxury 55+ community, and the questions each raise for how best to adapt our existing models of housing to an increasingly aged population.

All the Queens Houses

Architect Rafael Herrin-Ferri talks about his exhaustive photographic documentation of Queens' lively housing stock and identifies creative alterations that reconcile building forms to changing demands and desires.

Staying Power: Organizing for Affordable Housing in New York City, Past and Present

An exhibition at the Interference Archive illuminates the long history and remarkable continuity of organizing for affordable, safe, and stable housing in New York City.

Maintaining NYCHA: Debunking the Myth of Unmanageable High-Rise Public Housing

In an excerpt from the new book Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy, Nicholas Dagen Bloom challenges the assumption that high-rise public housing is fundamentally unmanageable by examining the history and vital importance of NYCHA’s dedicated maintenance staff.

The Bronx's Lambert Houses and the Two Sides of Preservation

As plans to redevelop a once-lauded residential complex come to light, Susanne Schindler questions the lack of cultural recognition for the city's diverse and innovative history of housing design and argues for architectural and financial preservation of our affordable housing stock.

Housing Beyond the Market: Transatlantic Precedents

Can limited profit be good business and create better housing?

Typecast: Towers in the Park

Innovation and Neglect: Sea Rise and Sea Park East

In our final Typecast installment exploring towers-in-the-park, Maura Ewing chronicles the lives of two Coney Island housing developments and exposes the political context that undergirds their architectural innovation, construction shortcomings, and the deferred maintenance that threatens their viability as affordable housing assets.