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BK-08: "The HoTH: House of the Homeless..." by ZUS 3d printed

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BK-08: "The HoTH: House of the Homeless..." by ZUS 3d printed
BK-08: "The HoTH: House of the Homeless..." by ZUS 3d printed

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BK-08: "The HoTH: House of the Homeless..." by ZUS

3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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BK-08: "The HotH: House of the Homeless, New York’s first affordable souvenir" by ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]

New York is represented through a large number of “souvenired” buildings that together shape the collective memory of the city. Most of these buildings are office towers. Very few contain housing, with the recent wave of slender luxury towers being a notable exception — those have actually turned into marketable icons even before being built.

Ironically not a single one of these souvenirs is affordable.

To genuinely represent New York, we must imagine the city beyond the obvious. We should visualize the unseen against a backdrop of the n enlarging gap between rich and poor, manifested through the spreading of the luxury condominium, on the one hand, and the impoverished circumstances of many of the city’s inhabitants, on the other. Currently, more than 60,000 citizens don't have a house to live in. Therefore, the next New York souvenir is a House for the Homeless: the HotH.

The City of New York should be able to provide shelter for all its inhabitants, and the HotH does exactly that. It is conceived of 60,000 apartments within a public infrastructure of 155 collective gardens. It offers a place for all those who are currently sleeping under bridges and in cardboard boxes. The HotH is brutally big, yet human and romantic.

This house is the ultimate understatement: it is a building that is far larger than New York’s largest. It shows a prosperous metropolis that is incapable of distributing its wealth fairly amongst its citizens.

The HotH is a metropolitan souvenir that does not simply highlight obvious architectural splendour, but instead marks an era where societies and cities are at the crossroads of either becoming territories of segregation or places of shared welfare.  

With the HotH, New York will choose to be the latter, adding the first truly affordable souvenir to its collective memory.            
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5.66 x 5.66 x 7.63 cm
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