Skid Row Housing Competition

Year: 2021
Client: American Institute of Architects

Project Description

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.