This homeless shelter in London is set on the grounds of a former supermarket. Intuitively dubbed 'Shelter from the Storm,' the project was overseen by Holland Harvey Architects who looked toward facilitating a welcoming and nurturing environment.
The social good-focused space boasts a total of 42 beds. In addition to a place for sleep, Shelter from the Storm will also offer individuals "freshly cooked meals and rehabilitative support." To amplify these good deeds and strengthen the experience through aesthetics, Holland Harvey Architects attempts to communicate "sensitivity, domesticity, and warmth." As a result, a warm color palette is used and contemporary sensibilities are accented.
Moreover, this homeless shelter in London seeks to make a difference. Thus, an integrated cafe is open to local residents during the day "in a bid to encourage open channels of discussion between the general public and society's vulnerable."
Photo Credits: Nicholas Worley