Making Room

A partnership between the Citizens Housing & Planning Council and the Architectural League of New York, the project attempts to disrupt New York’s present housing situation by exposing the regulations that make finding safe and agreeable housing difficult, along with those policies that make building new housing models nearly impossible. Many of the city’s housing codes, instituted throughout the 20th century, are outmoded and counterproductive — misrepresenting the city’s current demographics and urban fabric. The result is a discrepancy between the homes that people need and those they can find.