New York

Team: Spring Architecture + Design, MAXX Properties Real Estate

Project Type: Residential

Size: Approx. 50,000 ft²

SPRING pushed the boundaries of architectural and interior design through an extensive visualization project for the construction of a microhousing apartment complex in New York. Aimed at providing innovative design solutions, this project provides affordable housing options while promoting sustainability, diversity & inclusivity, and community engagement.

Three different design prototypes have been developed. The first is a modern metropolitan building located near a transit line within the city. The second is a contemporary classic building with a pool and communal grounds, situated within biking distance to public transportation in the outskirts of the metropolitan area. The third prototype is a standalone micro-home designed for a potential block of micro-houses in a suburban setting outside the city. The chosen building would serve as a model for future microhousing projects across the country.

The microhousing project by SPRING Architecture + Design is an inspiring pursuit that challenges traditional housing norms. It promotes affordability, sustainability, and community engagement while encouraging creativity, minimalism, and social connections. It reimagines the possibilities of small-scale living and offers a fresh approach to housing.

Mozambique, Africa

Team: Spring Architecture + Design
Type of Building:
Competition by Archstorming

Transformative Sustainable Architecture at the Kurandza Learning Center

Spring Architecture + Design proudly unveils the Kurandza Learning Center in Mozambique, a model of sustainable architecture that catalyzes community development and women’s education. This project embodies our commitment to creating spaces that are not only environmentally friendly but also empower local communities through thoughtful design.

The Kurandza Learning Center serves as a transformative hub, offering invaluable opportunities for education and personal growth focused on young girls. By centering women in their mission, Kurandza aims to create a ripple effect of empowerment across the entire community.

Empowering Communities Through Design

Our architectural concept revolves around a unique concentric circle design, with a tree at its core symbolizing growth and unity. Surrounding this central feature are various spaces dedicated to learning, gathering, and recreation. This layout fosters a sense of community and interaction among the students and staff.

Features of Our Sustainable Architectural Design

Sustainability is at the forefront of our design philosophy. The Kurandza Learning Center incorporates solar panels, water collection systems, and the use of local materials, reducing the environmental impact while promoting local craftsmanship. This holistic approach ensures that the project not only meets the needs of today but also anticipates the future sustainability of the community.