“Homeless people are also people who need to be taken care of,” says a young architect who presented the concept of temporary shelters for vagrants. Small prefabricated structures will be attached directly to buildings on the streets of London. Everyone who wants to shelter from the bad weather or spend the night will find a lounger with a mattress inside the dwelling.
According to statistics in the British capital since 2010, the number of homeless people has increased by 77 percent and amounted to about 6,500 people. Influenced by this problem, 26-year-old James furzerwho recently won a young designer competition Fakro - Space for new Visions, presented the concept of a temporary shelter for vagrants. The architect is confident that his project will find a response from the city authorities or charitable organizations.
The temporary dwelling will be something like a container that will be attached to the walls of the house with two steel frames. The facade will be sheathed with galvanized sheets. The walls and roof will be made of pressed wood. In addition, to create a comfortable temperature, the architect proposes to equip the floor with underfloor heating.
Inside the shelter, only a lounger with a mattress and a place for things will be installed. James Furzer emphasizes that his development is regarded only as a temporary haven. Homeless people can take shelter from the weather or spend the night, but not live there permanently.
The dwellings will be installed at such a height so that pedestrians can comfortably move along the sidewalks. And in order for the homeless to get inside, folding ladders are provided.
Of course, in this way the architect will not completely eradicate the problem of homeless people, but it is obvious that this is a step in the right direction.
The Slovak firm DesignDevelop is also concerned about the problem of the homeless. Architects proposed a project alternative housing for homeless people, which will be located behind billboards.