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Madworkshop & USC School of Architecture Design Modular Units

 - Oct 22, 2018
References: madworkshop.org & dezeen
Los Angeles-based firm Madworkshop collaborates with USC School of Architecture's Homeless Studio to release a homeless housing plan for the city. The strategy boasts modular prefabricated units that seek to "bridge the gap between life on the streets and permanent accommodation." Dubbed 'Homes for Hope,' the project is efficient and has the potential to really make a difference within the urban landscape and with regard to the housing crisis.

The buildings are to be prefabricated off-site and delivered. The designs of the structures allow the architects to stack the units or combine them. The ability to expand both vertically and horizontally allows for the homeless housing plan to work in a multitude of cities and satisfy hard spatial restrictions. The units will be available to individuals for periods of three to six months until they can move to a permanent accommodation.