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The World's 30 Most Impressive Social Housing Projects

Yasha Wallin

As the world's population grows, and more people move into urban centers, the need for low-cost housing is on the rise. Though the architecture behind social housing can often be drab and depressing, it doesn't have to be. Here are some excellent—and beautiful—examples from around the world of architecture that transcends the norm with eco-conscious design and elements, such as energy efficiency.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love the honeycomb apartments. To me, the stacked cargo box housing feels sterile/impersonal/less homey. I'd love to see subsidized housing feel comforting too.