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These 3D-Printed Honeycomb Pods Are The Future Of Homeless Housing In New York

Homelessness is a global issue that is especially noticeable in big metropolises like New York. The statistics show that the number of homeless people in the Big Apple has been steadily growing since 1955 and by now there are about 61, 000 people sleeping in the city’s homeless shelters and thousands more living on the streets. Although there is no quick solution to the problem, creative agency Framlab recently came forward with a project called “Homed” that might help dealing with the issue.

The company suggests utilizing the otherwise blank side walls of tall buildings as a new spot for homeless housing. The honeycomb-shaped pods would connect to scaffolding structures next to the buildings and provide a versatile space for people to live in. Constructed from steel and oxidized aluminum the housing modules could be assembled and, if needed, disassembled in a matter of days and serve all-year-round. The interior made from wood-clad 3D-printed plastic would allow for the equipment, furniture, and cabinets to be integrated into the design with no need for extra accessories. The smart glass on the face of the pod would allow for art pieces or commercials to be screened on the module clusters.

However, while the ambitious project sounds and looks pretty impressive, the creators state that installing these honeycomb pods will not solve the existing issue completely. “The massive extent and complexity of the situation requires work on a broad regulatory and policy-making level. But, it is critical that the design community is part of the process.”

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Creative agency Framlab recently suggested a new project called “Homed” for housing the homeless in New York

These honeycomb-shaped pods that would connect to scaffolding structures on the blank side walls of buildings and become a temporary home for the less fortunate

The structures would be made in a way that will allow them to be erected and disassembled in a matter of days

The equipment, furniture, and cabinets would be integrated into the structure so that no additional accessories would be necessary

The pod will have a lockable entrance to ensure security, outlets, and the necessary storage space

The exterior of the unit would be constructed using steel and oxidized aluminum while the interior would be designed from 3D-printed plastic clad with wood laminate

The smart glass on the face of the pod would allow for art pieces or commercials to be screened on the module clusters

The creators agree that while the project offers a quick solution, the homelessness problem requires way more attention from the society and other institutions

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ASID Scholarships & Grants

 

At ASID, we know education matters. That’s why the ASID Foundation, in partnership with our ASID Industry Partners, provides a number of annual scholarships and grant opportunities available to expand research and knowledge around the impact of interior design on behavior, health, and well-being. 

Irene Winifred Eno Grant

Award: $5,000
Application Period: February 20 – April 17, 2019

The Irene Winifred Eno Grant provides financial assistance to individuals or groups developing an educational program(s) or project that is dedicated to health, safety, and welfare. This grant will be evaluated on the strength of the project proposal, budget, promotion plan, and expected outcome.

The grant is open to students, educators, interior design practitioners, institutions, and an interior design related group.

Application Requirements

  • Abstract (250 word maximum)
  • Explanation of how the funds will be used (500 word maximum)
  • Explanation of what the program will deliver and produce (1000 word maximum)
  • Promotion Plan (1000 word maximum)
  • Biographical Statement
  • Headshot

Joel Polsky Prize

Award: $5,000
Application Period: February 20 – April 17, 2019

Given annually, the Joel Polsky Prize recognizes outstanding academic contributions to interior design through print or digital communication. This year, the ASID Foundation is seeking submissions focusing on the impact of design on health and wellness. Submissions should address the needs of the public, designers, and students on topics such as, educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Types of entries can include, but are not limited to, books, whitepapers, blogs, and videos. Entries will be judged on innovation of subject matter, comprehensive and original coverage of topic, organization, graphic presentation, bibliography, and references.

Application Requirements

  • Description of the publication or visual communication (250 word maximum)
  • Copy of publication or visual communication
  • Biographical statement
  • Headshot

Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award

Award: $5,000
Application Period: February 20 – April 17, 2019

The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding interior design research project or thesis project conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student. This project or thesis should be related to wellness and design. Research papers or theses should address topics such as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Entries will be judged on quality of content, breadth of material, comprehensive coverage of topic, innovative subject matter, bibliography, and references.

Application Requirements

  • Abstract (250 word maximum)
  • Thesis, dissertation or research project
  • Transcript
  • Biographical statement
  • Headshot

ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarships

Sponsored by:
Dora Brahms Fund, Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Fund, Yale R. Burge Fund, Raymond Kennedy Fund, Ethel Siegelman Fund, Alan Lucas Fund

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates

Award: $4,000
Application Period: February 20 – April 17, 2019

The Legacy Scholarship is open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year accredited program of interior design. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. The jury will evaluate entries on academic record, presentation skills, design and planning competency, and conceptual creativity.

Application Requirements

  • Design portfolio featuring 8-12 examples of work which demonstrates design solutions that positively impact occupant’s well-being.
  • Portfolio statement (500 word maximum)
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript (An unofficial copy will be accepted)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Biographical statement
  • Headshot

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Award: $4,000
Application Period: February 20 – April 17, 2019

The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in, or have been accepted for, admission to a graduate-level interior design program at an accredited university. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. Applicants must write an essay on the following.

Application Requirements

  • Personal Essay (1000 word maximum)
    The ASID Foundation believes that interior design positively transforms environments in ways that improve human outcomes. As an interior designer, how will you embrace and advance the professional trend to positively impact health and well-being in your anticipated area of design practice?
  • Current transcript or proof of enrollment
  • Design portfolio
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Biographical statement
  • Headshot

David Barrett Memorial Scholarship

Award: $12,000
Next Application Period: November 2019 – January 2020

The David Barrett Memorial Scholarship is awarded biennially to recognize the work of an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates an interest and ability in utilizing classical designs and traditional materials, including furniture and fabrics.

Application Requirements

  • Personal statement of career goals
  • Portfolio of select projects that showcase design process and includes classical designs and traditional materials. (10 MB max)
  • Portfolio statement
    Written description how classical designs and traditional materials are used in the projects featured in your portfolio.
  • Transcript (scanned official)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Short bio (250 word max)
  • Headshot

 

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