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This Temporary Shelter System Aims to Aid Urban Homeless

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Though the issues of homelessness are far more complex than providing a temporary night shelter can solve, the designers of this temporary shelter system would likely argue that even an impermanent way to house the homeless is helpful. British architect James Furzer, an architectural assistant at Spatial Design Architects, suggests elevating the homeless from the street level up to a small sleeping chamber that is attached to the facades of existing buildings. Called Homes for the Homeless, these steel-frame plywood pods come furnished with a mattress and fold-down seating, providing a space to rest and a place for protection against inclement weather. Though it's by no means a permanent solution to an ongoing crisis in many of the worlds urban center,

Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing [Inhabitat]
Can This Tiny House Address the Los Angeles Housing Crisis? [Curbed]