TC Plus opens up family home to be shared by the whole neighbourhood

G-LAB co-living house by TC Plus

A series of curtains create fluid boundaries between the spaces of this laboratory for communal living in Belgium, which has opened up a family home to be shared by the surrounding neighbourhood.

Designed by TC Plus, the house called G-LAB was the result of doctoral research into how new “strong places” for societies and communities can be developed. It has been longlisted in the 2019 Dezeen Awards.

While the home is designed to be a private family space when needed, it also has the ability to be shared by the community, with a series of spaces that play with different levels of privacy. Continue reading

MIT Media Lab faces investigation following revelations of ties to Jeffrey Epstein

MIT named world's top university for architecture for third year running

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to investigate Joichi Ito, the director of the school’s Media Lab, after it was revealed he accepted donations from American businessman and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The New York Times reported news of the “fact-finding” mission yesterday, after obtaining an email sent by the university’s president L Rafael Reif to the MIT community.

Reif declared that the MIT’s Media Lab, the school’s research laboratory, had “received roughly $800,000 in donations from Epstein funds over a 20-year period”. Continue reading