• Pop-Up Housing For London's Homeless
  • Posted 27 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 8688 Views
  • HAWSE (Homes through Apprenticeships With Skills for Employment) and Levitt Bernstein architects have come up with a proposal to turn unused garages in London into temporary living spaces for the homeless. The project was specially developed for the London borough of Hackney, who are currently developing it into a pilot scheme.

    Each house would cost roughly 13,000 to construct, with most of the parts being made off site and then fitted by homeless construction apprentices. Rent would be just 50 per month, plus utilities.

    At the moment, the idea is to use the garages underneath council flats, but because this may be quite off putting for some local residents the council are stressing that this is just a temporary measure, intended as a stepping stone for the inhabitants to allow them to move on to a more permanent place.

    www.levittbernstein.co.uk

    • As someone who works for a homeless services non-profit, I really like the idea in theory, but the logistics seem difficult and I'm not sure how it facilitates people getting back on their feet.
    • Hmm... Posted 27 months ago · 17 Reply
  • Video: Musical Corner Shop with Red Stripe
  • 26 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 9878 Views
  • As part of a new campaign, Red Stripe transformed a local Dalston corner store into one giant all-singing, all-dancing musical instrument. Directed by award-winning director Greg Brunkalla, with instruments by creative technologists...
  • Video: R.E.M. - Blue (Directed by James Franco)
  • 27 months ago · music · 7 Comments · 9148 Views
  • Renaissance man James Franco has just completed the visuals for R.E.M.'s track "Blue", which sees footage of Lindsay Lohan spliced with handheld clips filmed around Los Angeles. The footage of Lohan is from a shoot with Terry...
  • Nike Air Force 1 Popsicle Mold
  • 27 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 6665 Views
  • While developing their innovative Lunarlon sole 30 years ago, Nike designers from the Innovation Kitchen department discovered that they could increase stability in the mold by freezing it. This turned out to be a key part of the sole's creation, so to celebrate Nike have immortalised...
  • Lomography Gold Edition Cameras
  • 27 months ago · style · 0 Comments · 1980 Views
  • Following from the release of the Champagne Edition cameras in celebration of their 20 year anniversary, Lomography have unveiled these Gold Edition models just in time for Christmas. The Diana Baby Camera & Lens 110 and Fisheye Baby 110 both join the Fisheye No. 2, Diana F+, and...
  • Submission Sunday
  • 27 months ago · Art & Design · 5 Comments · 9136 Views
  • After starting his career in 2006, Vienna-based photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek has gone on to work for and be included in international magazines like VICE, Vanity Fair, Monocle, Travel+Leisure, Financial Times, and Red Bulletin, as well as exhibition throughout Europe,...