House for homeless people

What one needs to survive in the winter? What is the basic equipment that "house", "flat" should have and how difficult it is to build such a "house" in the city with no money?

Client
Global
Architects
Ting architects
Year
2012
Program
Bydlení
Area
4 m²
Scale
Small

GalLERY

THE TARGET

We made our minimal dwellings in the area of ​​Prague’s Karlín, in a vicinity of other similar dwellings where homeless people live. The whole building, when buying the material, cost about CZK 700, but it would definitely be even cheaper. The experimental house “home without home” took one hour with 6 volunteers including the makeshift stove. During constructing, it was extreme winter and we realized even more how problematic it is to be in this weather without the home or some other shelter.