Client: American Institute of Architects
Synchronis participated in an international design competition to design a temporary shelter in Los Angeles’ infamous Skid Row, attempting to provide some relief in an ongoing housing affordability, substance abuse, and mental health crisis that is as yet unresolved. Understanding that many unhoused people opt out of institutional social service structures due to a perceived loss of personal space and freedom, a factory-built module is proposed, that when placed horizontally and stacked vertically, will accomplish free circulation, and daylight access similar to a city street but with the added privacy and security that is not available when living on the street.
Here in California, we are faced with an overwhelming amount of social and economic problems, which requires leading-edge thinking to be resolved by design. Synchronis is an innovative, architectural practice that combines craftsmanship with advanced technology to design bespoke and holistic solutions to real-life problems.
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