The Pop-up HAWSE (Homes through Apprenticeships With Skills for Employment) is an initiative to rent disused garages and turn them into temporary accommodation for homeless people and is a recent winning entry by Hackney-based architects Levitt Bernstein for a Building Trust competition. It involves creating a bedsit (a bedroom and shower room) in a garage from a kit assembled on-site, and the cost per unit is estimated at £13,000. Every fifth garage would house a communal laundry, kitchen and dining area. And the whole thing neatly pops down again so the components can be used elsewhere. The garages will then either be transformed for another use, or demolished as part of a wider regeneration project for the area. Magic! Rebecca Taylor
See buildingtrustinternational.org for more.