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BX-09: &quot;Light and Air&quot; by Abruzzo Bodziak 3d printed

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White Natural Versatile Plastic
BX-09: "Light and Air" by Abruzzo Bodziak 3d printed
BX-09: "Light and Air" by Abruzzo Bodziak 3d printed

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BX-09: "Light and Air" by Abruzzo Bodziak

3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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BX-09: "Light and Air" by Abruzzo Bodziak Architects

The Bronx leads the city’s five boroughs in sheltered homeless. Housing a population of over 19,000 people, the Bronx has three times as many shelters as Manhattan and twice as many as Brooklyn.

While the area of BBX-09 has fewer shelters than surrounding neighborhoods, it has among the highest use of cluster housing (privately-owned apartment buildings used to house homeless families), with 25 clusters currently in use. While this makes sense given the makeup of the Bronx’s homeless population (the Bronx contains five of the citywide communities with the highest incidences of family homelessness, including Soundview in BX-09), the Mayor’s recent homelessness plan will eliminate cluster sites, which are inconsistently maintained and could otherwise contribute to the city’s (theoretically) affordable housing supply.

The need to build new housing—both for the homeless as well as for those at risk of displacement—is urgent.

In New York City, a room for sleeping is legally defined by very little: basic dimensions and the presence of natural light and air, which come through a window. The window is here seen as the architectural expression of home: 1 window = 1 room.

This model contains 2,520 windows, a number that may equal those homeless individuals in BX-09 at any one time, but only a fraction of the citywide homeless population, most recently measured at 60,856.

The lens of the window is a time-honored way to look at NYC, a city famous for its views. But a window, which qualifies a space as a room, is not afforded to all New Yorkers. This window souvenir highlights a modest window, one that makes a home possible, and that the city must be viewed through in order for it to become a more equitable, viable place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
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6.32 x 8.74 x 6.45 cm
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