The residents of Phonehenge, in California’s Mohave Desert, have been told to move after twelve misdemeanor building code violations last month. Apparently the ’70-foot tower, a replica of a Viking house and other esoteric creations the self-taught builder put together over the years out of mainly scrap materials’ is a hazard according to inspectors.
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Some things to consider in regards to shelter for the poor:
‘How can organic, self-built slums be turned into livable housing?
What might a house-for-the-poor look like?
How can world-class engineering and design capabilities be utilized to solve the problem?
What reverse-innovation lessons might be learned by the participants in such a project?
How could the poor afford to buy this house?’
Can it be done for $300 USD? The NYT ran one opinion here, and a rebuttal was printed in the Harvard Business Review. Well, there certainly were a lot of submissions to the team who began this project, and the winners were announced today.
The Fawcett House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is on the market.
(above: a Frank Fleming animal totem I saw in the RSA Building in M’ry)
It was published in 2008, but the Alabama Masters piece put out by the State Council on the Arts is wonderful.
Cheerwine + Krispy Kreme? Yes! For a limited time, not in all markets.