Artists' Housing, Beyond the SoHo Loft Model
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.