Peter Barber Architects created a 51 room homeless shelter in London, basing their design off of 10th century poorhouses, reimagining the standard homeless services in an artful way. The individual housing units, counseling areas, and educational facilities are all organized around a garden in the center of the small complex. The garden is serve as a place where residents can grow food, planting fruit trees and vegetables, as well as providing a welcoming space in which to receive supportive services. This provides yet another example of a design focused on improving the lives of those experiencing homeless by addressing not only shelter but also landscape.

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Peter Barber Architects

Holmes Road Studios




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