With HAWSE (Homes through Apprenticeships With Skills for Employment), Levitt Bernstein architects proposes an innovative transformation of under-used garage spaces into pop up housing units. Developed for the London borough of Hackney, and currently in a pilot phase, the program began after it won a competition to design low-cost housing.

For less than $25,000, garage spaces would be retrofitted for housing by off-site apprentices (many of them homeless) and then rented to vulnerable communities at a cost of under $100 a month. The whole idea hits a major trend of sustainable shipping container architecture and gives it a new social twist.

[via Frame]

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