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Architects around the globe are exploring “vertical land” to solve homelessness 06 Apr 2018 08:05 #6857

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Clayton Moore 4.4.18 - 2:44PM

Architects around the globe are exploring “vertical land” to solve homelessness
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In an example of truly thinking in three dimensions, architects around the globe are beginning to envision housing in a different way. Dubbed “vertical land,” developers are essentially utilizing scaffolding and three-dimensional printing to build homeless shelters on the windowless sides of existing buildings. It’s a controversial and drastic step towards attacking the homeless crises gripping some of the world’s most populated cities.

One of the newest project proposals is called “Homed,” and it’s already been designed and modeled by New York and Oslo-based innovation studio Framlab. The project, if embraced and enacted by the City of New York, would employ hexagonal-shaped pods with a steel and aluminum exterior and an interior composed of 3D-printed polycarbonate wrapped in wood. Each individual pod would then be stacked in honeycomb-style clusters, supported by the type of construction scaffolding that New Yorkers have been used to for decades.

“This is a response to a host of factors that the typical shelter spaces are unable to provide, many of which are crucial for acceptable qualities of life: privacy, safety, individuality, self-esteem, among others,” writes Framlab on a project overview.

The concept is the brainchild of New York-based Norwegian architect Andreas Tjeldflaat, who began investigating the idea after a conversation with a homeless man on the subway about the conditions in city shelters and the man’s choice to live on the streets instead.

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www.digitaltrends.com/home/homelessness-vertical-space-alternative-solutions/

Great Idea, at least someone cares about the Huge Increase in the Homeless, As The British Government dont Care less.
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Architects around the globe are exploring “vertical land” to solve homelessness 06 Apr 2018 08:12 #6859

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Not sure if this hasn't been going on in this country for years except here the homeless don't get bits of drain-piping, they are just left in the gutter.
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