‘Floating’ pods for the homeless

An architect in London has come up with an innovative solution to help the city’s homeless population: Floating sleeping pods. James Furzer won an award for his plywood pods, which are designed to hang above head height from host buildings in the city. The temporary shelters, which could be used for an overnight stay or for some respite during the day, are constructed of untreated plywood and held up by a steel frame. Accessed by a ladder, the space comprises a bed with a mattress and a makeshift living area.

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The pods, designed to be attached to the side of a building or structure,would be held up by two steel frames and raised above head level.