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Social housing ‘feels like home’

Housing for the elderly and the poor should be as homely and beautiful as any other, says one of the world’s best-known architects.

And he should know, since Studio Libeskind founder Daniel Libeskind grew up in social housing in the Bronx.

Studio Libeskind has just unveiled ‘The Atrium’, an affordable housing block with 190 apartments designated specifically for seniors in Brooklyn, New York. The remaining apartments will house people on the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) wait-list.

The 11-storey block is wrapped around a full-height central atrium that gives the building its name.

“Growing up in social housing in the Bronx gave me a unique perspective on the importance of community and high-quality, affordable housing,” Libeskind says.

“I took this insight to task when designing The Atrium at Sumner Houses; I wanted to create a place that felt like home to the residents.

“I hope this project serves as a powerful example of how good design can positively impact society, especially for those in need.”

About Adam Nobel

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Adam is the founder and Principal of Hugo Alexander Property Group. With a previous career in advertising, 22 years experience in property investment, and 16 years in Brisbane real estate, he knows the market inside out to ensure his clients grow their wealth faster.

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