MSA Homeless Shelter

A group of students from the MSA designed an emergency shelter module for homeless people, using only reclaimed materials (e.g. timber pallets) and drafting an assembly manual to allow people with little construction knowledge to build similar units.

We helped the group of students designing the module by providing some advice on the buildability of the pod and how to make the structure stable.

The first module (see pictures) was built in approximately a week by the group of students and presented to the community.

In association with Manchester School of Architecture