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July 01 2019
Imagine Stepping Stones: This homeless hostel with a co-live/work space for 25–35-year-olds was designed to ensure homeless tenants feel part of a community. It was the winning entry to the 2018 New Horizon Youth Centre’s Hidden Homelessness competition. Could talks with TfL see this concept turn into the real thing? © Morris+Company Imagine Stepping Stones: This homeless hostel with a co-live/work space for 25–35-year-olds was designed to ensure homeless tenants feel part of a community. It was the winning entry to the 2018 New Horizon Youth Centre’s Hidden Homelessness competition. Could talks with TfL see this concept turn into the real thing? © Morris+Company
London Festival of Architecture in June wasn’t just about showstopper buildings.

London Festival of Architecture in June wasn’t just about showstopper buildings. Currently planning laws make it hard to give the green light for short-stay temporary homes. So at this year’s festival Morris+Company architects discussed how to build more affordable housing. Their dream is a new model of purpose-built temporary emergency homes so that people are placed in safe accommodation, without being displaced from their borough, local school, friendships and support networks. Miranda MacLaren, Morris+Company Director adds: "I see homelessness everywhere, but I hardly ever see a homeless shelter. If I do, they are usually where residents have been shoe-horned into buildings that were never designed with this use in mind.”

Now Morris+Company hope to team up with charities, developers and local authorities to come up with principles “for a viable, supportive and specifically tailored set of temporary homes."

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