Paris-based architect Stephane Malka of Malka Architecture has employed his creative ingenuity to sheltering the homeless. He has assembled 23 vertical stealth shelters insulated with isothermal blankets on a wall between a railroad and a cultural center in Marseille, France to create a stealth shelter called A-Camp47.
The units that comprise A-Camp47 are lightweight and mobile, and each can serve as its own individual shelter. However, fortifying one area with many units protects the inhabitants from theft, the police, and the cold. In erecting A-Camp47, Malka’s intentions were twofold: to create a safe and warm shelter for the population’s marginalized and homeless individuals, and to spark public debate regarding progressive social reforms.