“16 Houses was founded in 1995 by architect Michael Bell with funding from the Graham Foundation of Chicago; initiated as a study of the economics and design of the single-family house and its pivotal role in down-payment voucher programs initiated by the federal government.”
Interloop-Architecture was one of sixteen architects invited to design single-family houses for the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation in Houston – to examine the architectural implications of the new federal policy of decentralization and dispersal. Interloop’s proposal was Klip House, an experimental housing delivery platform. An exhibition of the projects, “16 Houses: Owning a House in the City,” opened November 6, 1998, at DiverseWorks in Houston. In the spring of 1999, the exhibition moved to the University of Texas at Austin.
(excerpt from Michael Bell)