London architect wins award for designing shelter pods for rough sleepers

I call that forward thinking!


An architect from London has won an award for his innovative designs for ‘pods’ that give shelter to homeless people.

James Furzer came up with a design for small pods that can be attached to the side of any “host” building or structure to provide a safe place for homeless people to sleep at night.


urzer said part of his inspiration came from the growing number of metal spokes which have been appearing in popular sleeping spots to deter the homeless from sleeping there.

His design won the top prize in the ‘Space for New Visions’ competition organised by Farko, a global manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders.

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The number of homeless people sleeping rough has increased significantly over the past few years; youth homeless charity Centrepoint says the number of young people sleeping rough has more than doubled over the past…

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