Faculty Research Lunch: Size Does Matter - Micro Dwellings and the Quantified City

Presented by the NYU Wagner Urban Planning Program

12:00pm - 1:30pm
December 08, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, Mulberry Conference Room (Room 3072), 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10012

Join us for an open discussion facilitated by Professor Harpman on Urban Design as part of the Faculty Research Lunch series for Urban Planning Students. Lunch will be fully catered and Professor Harpman will then present on Micro Dwellings.  Discussion to follow. 

The cap for the event is 15 students, so make sure to register early! 


Size Does Matter: Micro Dwellings and the Quantified City

The zeroHouse is a small, prefabricated house that can be easily shipped and quickly assembled. It features a full kitchen, bath, and all elements necessary to comfortably support four adults. What sets the zeroHouse apart from other prefab structures on the market is its ability to operate independently, without the need for any external connections. The zeroHouse generates its own power, processes its own waste, collects and stores rainwater, and requires minimal maintenance.

zeroHouse can be used in many applications, including residential uses in remote or ecologically sensitive locations, as ecotourism resort units, or as living/office modules for remote employment such as mining, construction, or relief agency uses. With the zeroHouse you can line anywhere – comfortably. The zeroHouse™ and Manhattan Micro Loft were published in over 50 international books and magazines, including the cover of The New York Times, in Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and on Bloomberg News television.


Louise Harpman is a full-time Gallatin faculty member and is an associated faculty member at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is the founder and principal of Louise Harpman__PROJECTS whose work focuses on architectural design, design research, and urban design. Her website is http://www.louiseharpman.com.   


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Zero House