I found this interesting article about a 6 foot box that was for a social experiment. It was for someone to sleep in and keep sheltered, there is also a radio and a charging area for the person to use. I thought this was a cool idea and that if we consider the homeless people in our city we should consider doing something similar to this.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2923727/Bed-night-without-coffin-fortune-Six-foot-box-appears-city-centre-free-place-sleep-complete-solar-panel-power-radio-light-phone.html [accessed February 2015]
I also found these sleeping pods that China has for travellers to use which are similar to the ones that Japan made . I thought this could be pretty useful too for homeless people. I was thinking that we could have a building of these where they could stay for a while to rest.
Along with things for the homeless I was thinking about other things they could use, I found this sleep box which is located in airports for travellers to rest in while waiting. things inside this include
- Matted film on windows with changing transparency
- Mood lighting – LED lamps with changing light colors
- Built-in media block (TV, touch-screen monitor)
- Wi-Fi router
- Alarm, intercom
- Safe deposit box
- Built-in payment station with magnetic keys
Wit this idea I was thinking that the homeless people have these around the city and when they needed somewhere safe to rest they could use these.
http://arch-group.ru/projects/16 [accessed February 2015]
The only issue with all of these is money and with the sleep box who would be cleaning it. However I think they could be useful if we consider these.