Two years ago, film producer Peter Samuelson challenged the Pasadena Art Center College of Design to come up with the best homeless shelter design. What resulted: The EDAR. In today's LA Times' Martha Groves does a profile of the EDAR (short for "Everyone Deserves A Roof") and the people who sleep in them, describing the structure as a "covered contraption that looks like the offspring of a shopping cart and a pop-up camper." The above video is a demonstration of the project, which costs about $475. The goal, Samuelson says, it's that the contraption shouldn't be more comfortable than a bed, but it should be more comfortable than a cardboard box.
· EDAR [Everyone Deserves A Roof]
· Upgrading from a cardboard box for the homeless [LA Times]