A rising star of Australian architecture cast his Park Bench House as a simple, temporary answer to the problem of homelessness in cities, adding a lift-up roof to turn it...

A rising star of Australian architecture cast his Park Bench House as a simple, temporary answer to the problem of homelessness in cities, adding a lift-up roof to turn it into a weatherproof shelter, the Guardian reports. The design won critical plaudits, but also caused a storm when Godsell entered it for the Institute of Architects awards under the best new house category.

"There was outrage," says Godsell. "Who did I think I was, trying to solve homelessness? Of course, that wasn’t the idea. No one can solve homelessness, it was just a response to the existence of homelessness."

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