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A-KAMP47 by Malka Architecture Provides Shelter for the Homeless

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 22, 2013 • References: stephanemalka and psfk
People are getting creative when it comes to finding solutions to help the homeless as shown via A-KAMP47 by Malka Architecture, a studio founded by St├ęphane Malka and based in Paris, France. It is a series of vertical tent pods that have been erected on the side of a railway viaduct in Marseille. Although not necessarily legal, it has been created as a way to bring awareness to this unfortunate population as well as stir discussion and action.

Made up of 23 units, A-KAMP47 by Malka Architecture may look like a public art piece, and in a way it is. Yet they clearly serve a greater purpose. Each of the pop-up tents have been insulated with isothermal blankets and strengthened with an elasticated mesh to shield against the cold.