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The Polish Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia  

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Oskar Hansen: Open Form 

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Annett Zinsmeister– Urban Shelter? 

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The first batch of new affordable floating homes for students have been completed in Copenhagen, Denmark
When you're a student on a tight budget with little income and struggling with debt finding an apartment in a crowded city can be tricky. Across the globe students are struggling with spiralling rents and severe housing shortages. In Denmark alone, it's estimated that 40,000 new beds are needed to satisfy demand. However a company called Urban Riggers has come up with an unconventional architectural solution. Build low-cost modular dorms using shipping containers that can float in urban harbours, bringing students into the city centre without the exorbitant rents, and recruit Copenhagen's own architectural star, Bjarke Ingels, to design them. "My oldest son needed a place to live when he was going to university," says Kim Loudrup, cofounder of the Copenhagen housing startup Urban Rigger. "When we went online to see the availability for student housing in Copenhagen, it dawned on us th

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