Architecture competition "New York Affordable Housing Challenge" honorable mention - University of California Berkeley

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the winner of the honorable mention of our “New York Affordable Housing Challenge” competition - Steven Huang and Eko Liu from China!

Eko Liu and Steven Huang from China

We are both architecture undergraduates studying at the University of California at Berkeley. This year, in our final semester of undergraduate studies, we have decided to take part in a competition, as a way to explore new spatial opportunities, to broaden our perspective, and to practice our skill set.

In our school, most of our projects were site-defined, small to medium scale buildings, ranging from a public library, to a food centre,and a mixed-use office building. We were really excited when we saw the description of the New York Housing Competition. The idea of having an adaptable prototype that can be applied to different sites in the city was a compelling but challenging one. With the emerging housing crisis in cities all over the world, we decided to participate to experiment, to use our imagination and to create a more affordable and sustainable society.

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