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.