According to a study conducted by the Canadian Homelessness Research, 30 000 citizens are homeless every night and at least 200 000 experience this in any given year. This lead to the decision to create a low-cost structure that would act as an emergency shelter that would also offer the inhabitants or visitors of a city a place to recreate, when built in parks or playgrounds.
The proposal comes from IK Studio and is entitled APoC. The shape derives from a truncated sphere, divided into double curvature modules, built from birchwood. Although the structure is easy to use and transport, it does require two people in order to be used.
The result is a smart capsule, which helps bring down social barriers and perceptions about the homeless problem in today’s society.