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Artists' Housing, Beyond the SoHo Loft Model

New York has promised to create 1,500 affordable live/work spaces for artists. Architect Emma Fuller believes that careful consideration of building typologies could make it easier to reach this target.
December 27, 2016, 5am PST | softcity
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to invest $30 million in 1,500 affordable live/work spaces for artists. For a fellowship with the Institute for Public Architecture, designer Emma Fuller considered the implications of existing regulations for this proposal. Her conclusion: the SoHo loft model enshrined in the building code leaves much to be desired. To spur debate on the topic, she proposed a new typology for artists' live/work housing.

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Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in Soft City
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