ArchRecord: “Housing the YouTube Generation and Beyond”

Today’s Architectural Record covers the Association of College & University Housing Officers–International’s (ACUHO-I) “21st Century Project” which investigates college and university housing for students from the present to 25 years in the future. The winning design, “net+work+camp+us,” from a group with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, of Norfolk, Virginia, uses prefab units to build adaptable residence halls that can be altered easily for changes in population and even climate.

And since the social networking generation and Millennials are so closely wedding to technology and socializing online, these new halls will include “LED panels on the exterior walls of student rooms, for instance, would allow occupants to customize portions of the building facades according to their personalities….In the courtyard, an oversized LED monitor displays student announcements, class schedules, and even the whereabouts of individuals.”

Click through for more images of the winning project. the 21st Century Project continues next year.

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