The homeless liter the streets in every major city around the world, even with the aid of shelters to help them, most refuse to use them. There are even heavily sophisticated subcultures of homeless cities found in abandoned subway tunnels and catacombs within city grids. Daniel Illum-Davis project is free to be defined and used by the homeless, almost a structured public park, which through the folds provides shelter. In reality normal housing isn’t always what people want, especially in the culture of rough sleepers, and best put by Daniel Quinn “Don’t try to drive the homeless into a place we find suitable. Help them survive in a place they find suitable”. Check it out after jump!
“Based in London, England, the project revolves around creating a transitional accommodation and rehabilitation space for those sleeping rough in the Capital, helping them adjust at their own pace to a way of life away from the streets. Whilst shelters already exist for the homeless, many feel unable to inhabit them,feeling intimidated and un-represented, choosing to remain on the streets.
This project takes inspiration from the temporary homeless street structures found in many cities across the world, outlining and using their spatial and aesthetically qualities to create ‘ recognizable architecture’ for the end user.
The resulting spaces, flow and order throughout the building are immediately detectable, manifesting itself as a personal and secure space for the homeless, blending the folded, protective wall with the light and weaving interior structure, where they can find their own sanctuary and peace within the blurred boundary between interior and exterior spaces.”
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