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Vertical Tent Pods Offer Resting Spots For The Homeless [Pics]

Malka Architecture makes street life a visible issue in France.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on November 20, 2013. @greenidealism

While it isn’t exactly legal, the vertical stealth shelters created by Malka Architecture in France have attracted some much needed attention to the increased homelessness across the country. “A-KAMP47″ uses camping tents in a creative way to provide protection for the community’s impoverished, and also forces the issue into the public sphere so that there can be more discussions, and hopefully more action.

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The makeshift shelter was made possible by the mobile and lightweight characteristics of a pop-up tent, each of which provides an individual living space. All 23 units come together to protect against cold weather and vandalism, while the design takes hold of a previously unoccupied space to question whether the vertical plot is public or private property.

Malka Architecture

Source: DesignBoom

Images: Laurent Garbit

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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