Storefront, in collaboration with Actar and Architizer, are pleased to invite you to the US Release of TOTAL HOUSING, an Actar book, and the pre-launch of the Total Housing Competition.


The event will take place in the form of a conversation about the book and the basis for the upcoming Total Housing Competition. The conversation will bring together a selection of the Total Housing Competition jury with diverse perspectives on housing to discuss the guidelines and principles for evaluating housing projects in different contexts. The jury’s commentary will serve as the basis for the competition brief.


The conversation, guided by Eva Franch will include Mark Kushner (Founding Partner, HWKN, Founder, Architizer), Elisa Ours (Vice President of Planning & Design Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group), Cassim Shepard (Project Director, Urban Omnibus), Lyn Rice (Founding Partner, Lyn Rice Archtitects), Joel Sanders (Founding Partner, Joel Sanders Architects) and Karen Kubey (New York-area Regional Catastrophic Planning Team).


A new publication from Actar, TOTAL HOUSING is conceived as evidence supporting the qualities of dense, urban living. The title refers to the need to understand that social, environmental, and economic factors affect form, and that living space is a base for our increasingly complex and varied societies.


Published by:



Edited by:
Tomoko Sakamoto , Irene Hwang , Albert Ferré
English Language

Color Illustrations


396 Pages

ISBN: 978-84-96540-88-0

Copies will be for sale during the event


A collaborative venture between Storefront, Actar and Architizer, the Total Housing Competition invites architects, design offices, freelancers and students from around the world to submit their built or speculative work. The Total Housing Competition is an opportunity to celebrate exceptional residential projects.


The Total Housing Competition intends to go beyond traditional editorial and curatorial practices, mining Architizer as a platform, for residential projects from emerging designers that escaped Actar’s editorial radar or Storefront’s curatorial spectrum.


The competition launch is TBD