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Replicating Desirable Spaces to Scale

Sponsored by Vitro Architectural Glass
Presented by Bjarke Ingells, Nick Chim, and Roni Bahar

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  1. Explain the types of housing issues for which Nabr is trying to solve.
  2. Describe how the Nabr lofts address individual distinctiveness despite their standardized building process.
  3. Discuss how the model invites collaboration with products from other companies, including emerging product designers.
  4. Describe the financing and logarithm aspects of Nabr’s model, K2212T


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Nabr co-founders Bjarke Ingels, Nick Chim and Roni Bahar, join the Design.ED podcast to discuss the design and development of San Jose’s SoFA One, the changing landscape of the American city, and how the firm aims to provide affordable housing solutions through home ownership. The group discusses how their unique backgrounds play into the solution and discuss their vision for desirable housing that can help create vibrant communities.

Nabr buildings

Photo courtesy of Nabr Architects

Nabr buildings in the heart of downtown San Jose


Aaron Prinz is the host of the Design:ED Podcast and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He was born and raised in the rural Northern California town of Red Bluff, just two hours south of the Oregon border. After one year of college, Prinz relocated to San Francisco to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. At age 26, he began studying architecture at Portland State University while interning at Studio Petretti Architecture led by Amanda Petretti. His professional contributions while at Studio Petretti were focused on a portion of the new Multnomah County Courthouse which is a prominent addition to the Portland skyline. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Roxanne where he continues to work as a designer.


Vitro Architectural Glass Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass), North America’s largest glass producer, is dedicated to glass innovation and fueled by the same people, plants and products that made PPG Glass one of the industry’s most respected and reliable commercial glass manufacturers.


Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in December 2022