MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131

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It’s time for Episode #131 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses affordable housing that merges the city and the forest, my favorite tech devices that died early deaths, the return of the mighty ZX Spectrum, and HO-HO-HO, it’s Santa Mick Foley! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131”

Affordable Housing at the Edge of the City

Courtesy of Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design

This is the winning entry of an architectural competition, an affordable housing project in Rijeka, Croatia measuring at 7,161 square meter project by Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design and Projektura d.o.o.  The city asked for an urban design solution in order to place 80 condominiums in 3 – 5 buildings, with each building having its own newly formed lot, and the local area would include a playground, park areas, fire lanes, and 120 parking spaces.

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WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition

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It’s time for Episode 127 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a mixed-use building with a bigger purpose, how to easily get started in building your PC, what it could be like to be a doctor for Mortal Kombat characters, and things I learned about Andre the Giant from a David Letterman interview! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition”

WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition

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It’s time for Episode 127 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a mixed-use building with a bigger purpose, how to easily get started in building your PC, what it could be like to be a doctor for Mortal Kombat characters, and things I learned about Andre the Giant from a David Letterman interview! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition”

La Brea Affordable Housing, & It’s PURDY!

Now THIS is an example of architecture serving a purpose for the greater good.  Here’s the La Brea Affordable Housing project, which is a mixed use affordable housing project for formerly homeless LGBT youth, people living with disabilities and people living with HIV Aids. The buildings, housing 32 apartments arranged around a shared outdoor courtyard, massed at 50,000 sq ft and located one block north of Santa Monica Boulevard in the West Hollywood, maximizes density while allowing for ample outdoor space. The building provides at-grade parking and commercial space along La Brea Avenue is housed by the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), a non-profit group.  The site’s southwest corner expresses that area as a beacon of activity, PLUS it houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents. Continue reading “La Brea Affordable Housing, & It’s PURDY!”