Architect designs pods to shelter London homeless

A British architect has designed plywood pods aimed at accommodating homeless people in London.

James Furzer, 26, created off-the-ground living spaces which are attached to standing buildings and have a mattress, living area and space for belongings.

According to UK paper The Independent, Furzer said that he was motivated to design the pods after he saw rows of steel spikes placed in some areas of the British capital to prevent the homeless from sleeping there..

“It is a shelter from not only the harsh and unpredictable weather conditions of Britain, but a shelter from the general public who feel the homeless should be frowned upon and mistreated,” the architect said.

“It’s time we changed our attitudes towards homeless people. They have the right to be treated with the same respect as anyone else. After all, it could happen to any of us.”