- Sustainable Architecture
- A-KAMP47 – Stealth Shelter by Stephane Malka
Makeshift shelters, accommodation under bridges and tents in parks are all signs of the fringe dwellers in our big cities. A problem that has also led to demands and protests in France, some bordering on violence.
So, French architect Stephane Malka decided to tackle this problem with a design solution that exploits the concept of mobility and the lightness of a tent. Following the ideas of Le Corbusier and his “unité d'habitation”, the architect erected a vertical structure on the wall of a railway bridge in Marseilles, comprised of 23 tent pods.
These special strengthened, insulated pods together form a real campsite, turning what on their own would be exposed, vulnerable tents into a protected structure.
Stealth Shelter is an architectural response to a social problem that aims to raise awareness of our society’s fringe dwellers.
Project: Stephane Malka, MALKA ARCHITECTURE http://www.stephanemalka.com
Location: Marseille, France
Photography: Laurent Garbit / MALKA ARCHITECTURE 2013