Wired tells MHLivingNews the Dutch city of Nijmegen is collaborating with over 20 architects to provide a range of 29 modular flat pack affordable homes for first-time homebuyers.
Targeted to those with annual incomes of $40,000 to $60,000, the stylish designs are far better than the block homes that were built by comventional site builders in the 1960?s as affordable housing.
In addition to providing desirable homes for low-income families, it also gives local architects work.
The concept is modeled on another Dutch city, Almere, where people were given a plot of land to build on as they wished, resulting in a series of disjointed but individualistic structures. A similar project took place in Argentina, where architects work with people who are going to live or work in the buildings they design.
(Image credit: eXs architects)