New Urban Housing

As the world population grows, the demand for clean, safe and affordable urban housing increases. Architects from around the world are responding with design concepts to provide urban housing as cheaply and efficiently as possible. High-density urban housing projects -- from the high visibility tower that makes a bold statement to the infill project that blends quietly into the city scape -- require inventive thought and complex design and finance solutions. This feature will provide profiles of a select group of new urban housing projects from around the world.

Cubix Yerba Buena, San Francisco, CA 94107

San Francisco is home to a unique new condo development in the South of Market neighborhood. Cubix Yerba Buena consists of 98 condos with a starting price of $200,000 which is about one third of the current median home price. The small but well designed living spaces range in size from 250 to 350 square feet. Cubix reflects modern architecture design ideas most often found in cities like Tokyo, Hong Kong and Amsterdam. Small and functional urban living spaces targeted to middle income buyers. ...more

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