Why Cities Need To Be Designed For All

The Apan Housing Laboratory is a low-cost social housing project located in the city of Apan, Mexico. The campus of house prototypes explores solutions for affordable housing, which is needed in a country where only 13% of newly built homes in 2019 were considered affordable for households earning around three times the minimum wage. (Photo: p86, The Ideal City)
The Apan Housing Laboratory is a low-cost social housing project located in the city of Apan, Mexico. The campus of house prototypes explores solutions for affordable housing, which is needed in a country where only 13% of newly built homes in 2019 were considered affordable for households earning around three times the minimum wage. (Photo: p86, The Ideal City)
A look inside one of the prototype homes by Accidental Estudio de Arquitectura. (Photo: 87, The Ideal City)
A look inside one of the prototype homes by Accidental Estudio de Arquitectura. (Photo: 87, The Ideal City)
The Hikma: Religious and Secular Complex includes a 1,000-person mosque with worship spaces, a library, classrooms, reading and studying spaces, and a garden. The firm involved local women in the design process, resulting in additional rooms for literacy courses, meetings, and workshops. (Photo: p92, The Ideal City)
The Hikma: Religious and Secular Complex includes a 1,000-person mosque with worship spaces, a library, classrooms, reading and studying spaces, and a garden. The firm involved local women in the design process, resulting in additional rooms for literacy courses, meetings, and workshops. (Photo: p92, The Ideal City)

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