Gallery: Cardborigami Pop-Up Shelters Create Instant Space for Homeless...

 
Back in 2010, Tina Hovsepian introduced her innovative pop-up emergency housing, Cardborigami. Based on origami, the recycled cardboard shelter was designed in response to the increasing homeless population in the Los Angeles area. The versatile shelters can provide a dry and private place for the homeless, and they can also double as easily transportable shelters for concerts, camping, or even relaxing in the park.

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  1. tabaleao June 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Oscar Niemeyer said something like:
    \”I must confess, I am getting tired of talking about architecture. The subjects begin to repeat, it\’s the same talk, the same questions. More important than architecture is to be ready to fight, to go outside and protest, that\’s what really matters, if you feel good, feel that you are not a creep, you came here to be usefull.\”

    Isn\’t it great that we, architects (and/or designers), find solutions for the problem of homeless people, not fighting the lack of world equalness but designing cute and pretty card houses?… Everytime I see a \’solution\’ for homeless people of this kind, my heart breaks.

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