Architecture and Design as Solution for Affordable Housing - Interview with Christophe Hutin, Architect of Hauts Plateaux, France
Today, more than half of the world population is living in urban areas: more than 3.7 billion people. By 2050, this number will more than double. The current development of urbanization we observe either goes into the direction of slums, informal settlements or sterile mass housing high-rise districts. Such developments are neither safe nor aesthetic but the two similarly portray the need for architecture which combines affordability with inhabitants’ desire for aesthetics. An interview with Christophe Hutin, Architect of “Hauts Plateaux” in Bègles, France, will shed more light on existing architectural ideas that already solve this issue of access to architecture and design.