These 3D printed micro-neighborhoods were proposed by Farmlab as a potential solution to New York's rising population of homeless people as well as the city's lack of affordable housing.
The hexagonal units were designed to be connected to a scaffold structure, offering a cost-effective and flexible living environment. The small but comfortable nooks offer a wide range of amenities for the individual, including outlets, smart mood lighting, ample storage space, lockable entrances and an integrated health monitoring system. The rooms are made to be highly customizable, providing designers with the opportunity to create an array of different units, including spaces with study nooks, mini lofts or an en-suite bathroom.
The clustered units feature a unique shape which can aid to a cityscape, featuring digitized external panels, which can display information or advertisements for those passing by.
Photo Credits: designboom, farmlab.ie