Balise is an adaptable nomadic shelter that helps the homeless get back on their feet
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Balise (Beacon in English) is a nomadic homeless shelter, wich adapt itself to various contexts thanks to the indepandency of its components . Summer 2014, the association called PEROU, fighting against homelessness, launched an open call for idea asking for the design of a nomadic shelter, that could turn vacant yards into welcoming places The shelter has to be nomadic, because no vacant yard stayed longer before construction in Paris, but still there are always, site that are temporary empty...
Martial Marquet and Judith Angel have designed Balise, a nomadic homeless shelter that can adapt to a variety of environments while providing all the necessary comforts of home. Developed for a competition that tackles homelessness launched by PEROU, the Balise design concept comprises two pop-up housing types—Solo and Duo—that include a bed, table, storage, and bathroom. The shelters can be used autonomously or joined together with other structures to create a temporary community.
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