The Architect’s Newspaper invited Larch Lab’s Michael Eliason to submit an op-ed on Point Access Blocks
This piece presented an opportunity to get the concept of Point Access Blocks – single stair buildings – in front of a larger audience. To discuss the benefits and how building access and exiting significantly affects issues like livability and climate adaptation – issues foundational to our work. At Larch Lab, we believe they offer more flexible, livable, compact, and climate resilient housing options than the way multifamily housing is designed and built in the U.S. today. We’ve also been working with several legislators and their staff at both federal and state levels. The status quo of development is fundamentally broken. We look at Point Access Blocks as a means of ‘tunneling through’ towards significantly better housing.
Catch Michael’s piece, ‘Why does American multifamily architecture look so banal? Here’s one reason‘ over on The Architect’s Newspaper.
We are looking forward to the robust discussions about housing, livability, and qualities of urbanity that are severely lacking in North American multifamily buildings. If you’re interested in discussing this issue, or other issues around decarbonized and family-friendly housing, please contact us.