sábado, 3 de abril de 2010

Homes For Less: Emily Carr’s homeless housing project

This project was realized by Emily Carr's students in 2008. What makes this project different is that the designers really see their small houses as a viable, affordable, project for the city of Vancouver to take on. The houses, each 64 square feet, would be situated in groups of 10-12 around a shared kitchen and toilet facilities. The city of Vancouver was approached about adopting this project, which costs approximately $1500 (Canadian) per tiny house. An entire installment of this micro-community "could be made for about what the government is paying to renovate a single suite in one of their Single Resident Occupancy (SRO) hotels scattered around the city."

For more information visit: http://www.megaphonemagazine.com/content/homes_less_emily_carr%E2%80%99s_homeless_housing_project_finally_finds_home.html

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