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Future Architecture Platform

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2015 – ?

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London
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June 28th, 2016

ZIP City: Houseless Not Homeless Change this

London, United Kingdom
by Lavinia Scaletti Change this

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With an estimated population of 10 million people by 2035, London needs more homes. Following the current models of housing provision, however, more than 300,000 people could be left with no access to adequate housing.

ZIP City questions whether we still need houses to live in the city and suggests that technology and our increasing capacity for moving around and adaptation could present new opportunities. Can we re-imagine a system that favours inclusion and still responds to our desire for the comforts of a home?

Here’s the new infrastructure of urban homes. A system of buildings and spaces distributed around transport hubs is proposed to facilitate an increasing mobile life and to allow citizens to feel at home outside the confines of the dwelling. Zip City promotes a new collective lifestyle where the boundaries between public and private, individual and collective are redefined and where individual subjectivities can flourish.

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