Lap Chi Kwong MArch ’13 and Alison Von Glinow MArch ’13 Firm Wins New York Affordable Housing Challenge

Kwong Von Glinow Design Office, the firm founded by Lap Chi Kwong MArch ’13 and Alison Von Glinow MArch ’13, was awarded First Prize in the New York Affordable Housing Challenge, an international competition organized by Bee Breeders and New York Build Expo 2017. Their design uses the modular system of a “table top” to produce a highly adaptable affordable housing solution for New York City that works for a variety of lot sizes and unit combinations. “The success of the first place proposal for the New York Affordable Housing competition lies in its use of a few simple modular elements aggregated to create a heterogeneous whole which serves to generate new modes of interaction between the inhabitants, their neighbors, and the public,” writes the jury.

Kwong and Von Glinow presented their winning design at the New York Build Expo 2017, which included a virtual reality rendering of the proposal that allowed visitors to experience the apartment’s courtyard with VR glasses presented by Vividly.

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