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Architect Designs Award-winning Floating Pods To Shelter London's Homeless From Elements

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An architect has come up with a novel method to help London’s homeless.

James Furzer designed a series of off-the-ground pods to give homeless individuals, of which there are more than 750 on any given night in London, a safe space to sleep and shelter from the British weather.

The 26-year-old architect’s project, titled ‘Home for the Homeless’, won the top prize in Farko’s Space for New Visions competition and has been lauded for its imaginative design. [more at link]


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Ah, so now homeless people are reduced to being an interesting design feature for up and coming architects.

And exactly whose buildings will these things be attached?

And why do they have to be off the ground?

And exactly how resilient will plywood structures be to the abuse that some (not all) homeless people might subject them to?

Utterly pointless and impractical.

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At 26 he must be too young to remember where London's homeless used to live. Places like under the Embankment.

Are the numbers really down to around 750? In a place the size of London I'd imagine there'd be more than that sleeping out on any given night, not because they're homeless but because they're away from home and en route to somewhere.

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