This was not seen in New York but from an article I read...I found it cool , put one in your backyard, hell put one in your front yard too. Easy maintenance very strong , although after a few drinks good luck finding your house.
While styrofoam may be most commonly associated with disposable coffee cups, meat trays and packaging, prefab home manufacturer Japan Dome House Co. uses it to construct easy-to-assemble modular kit homes.
The Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% expanded polystyrene foam. Unlike wood and metal structures, the styrofoam Dome House does not rust, rot or attract termites. It is also highly resistant to earthquakes and typhoons. In addition, the walls, which are treated with a flame retardant, emit no toxic fumes in a fire.
I wouldn't mind putting these in abandoned lots around the 5 boroughs and giving people a better alternative to the shelter system which just flat out doesn't work. It may not be the right solution to our homeless problem , but what do I know....I'm just The King Of New York Hacks.