Why Stacked Blocks Make Great Homes

From Stewart Hicks.

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Pixelated buildings seems to be popping up everywhere. All over the world, residential structures look to be inspired by Minecraft or Lego. Is this because stacked boxes make great homes or is it just a stylistic trend? This video asks that question and takes a close look at pixelated building designs, paying special attention to Habitat 67. We interview Moshe Safdie on his thoughts and compare Habitat 1.0 with a project dubbed Habitat 2.0 under construction right now.

Correction: 00:10 This is Thailand, not Taiwan. I misspoke. My apologies.

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Architecture with Stewart is a YouTube journey exploring architecture’s deep and enduring stories in all their bewildering glory. Weekly videos and occasional live events breakdown a wide range of topics related to the built environment in order to increase their general understanding and advocate their importance in shaping the world we inhabit.

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Stewart Hicks is an architectural design educator that leads studios and lecture courses as an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company. His work has earned awards such as the Architecture Record Design Vanguard Award or the Young Architect’s Forum Award and has been featured in exhibitions such as the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Design Miami, as well as at the V&A Museum and Tate Modern in London. His writings can be found in the co-authored book Misguided Tactics for Propriety Calibration, published with the Graham Foundation, as well as essays in MONU magazine, the AIA Journal Manifest, Log, bracket, and the guest-edited issue of MAS Context on the topic of character architecture.

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