Hanging boxes put roof over the homelessby Annalisa Lista - 2015.07.29
Mini shelters that are attached to the sides of buildings to put a roof over the heads of homeless people in London: this is the idea of young architect James Furzer, who won the first prize in the international FAKRO competition. The plywood structures are equipped with a bed, shelves and a space for essential daily activities: getting dressed, eating – even with friends – and a place to put one's belongings. Energy for heating is provided by solar panels and the walls are insulated. The mini homes are designed for a night of emergency or at most a few days and are a response to the trend of anti-homeless spikes that have recently been placed around London.
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