Underground Cities of Cappadocia

I reported on the Underground Cities of Cappadocia back in 2014. What I didn’t realize then was how vast these underground cities are. There is a network of over 200 underground cities in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Some of … Continue reading →

Permaculture Neighborhood Tour w/ Costa Rica’s Stephen Brooks

Imagine a whole neighborhood full of tropical fruits on every lot, on every embankment & around any corner. Then combine the lush food forest with the most impressive community garden, river access, great spaces & even a well-planned biogas system … Continue reading →

How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us — and it’s often the result of the homes we live in. She shares … Continue reading →

Aranya Housing Project, India

Traditionally, architects have contributed little to housing for the Third World urban poor. Those who opt to work for the poor need to rethink their roles; the numbers are overwhelming, the issues complex and the resources are very limited. One … Continue reading →

Top Architecture Prize Goes to Low-Cost Housing Pioneer From India

Balkrishna Doshi, the winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize for architecture doesn’t talk just about his buildings. This architect, urban planner and educator talks about how his buildings aim to foster a sense of community, how space can promote inner … Continue reading →