One winter outside Van Bole, Berlin's notorious chaotic registration centre, saw a long string of asylum-seekers trembling for hours. -
Menzel decided to take action.
The architect told AFP: "I took my drill, collected some wood I found randomly in the street, and then took it to the line where people stood bored to death before we started building it. "
The final product is pint. -
Children can climb in and find a place to escape, or break the monotony of endless waiting.
It also marks the birth of SO. -
It is a project called Little House University, which brings together architects, designers and refugees to find innovative ways to accommodate people in need.
"We are trying to create new forms of housing in society where people can live and live without land or money," Le said. -Mentzel.
The trend toward small houses emerged a few years ago, mainly in the United States, because people choose to reduce their living space to avoid environmental or economic problems.
In Berlin, it has been given a turning point to meet contemporary needs. First, Le-
Menzel's team, including six refugees, is working with the Bauhaus Archives to build 20 small houses, each 10 square meters.
By March 2018, these houses will form a temporary exhibition village.
Some will be used as accommodation, while others will be designated as libraries, cafes, workshops or community centers.
Every building is mounted on wheels. -which Le-
That means they can be parked on public streets as trailers, Menzel said.
"We have one in Berlin.
Five million cars were registered, and they all spent the night on the streets, unused.
Each car has about 10 square meters. -Mentzel.
"So I want to ask what happens if we replace 1.
Five million cars, small houses, children's playgrounds, or open spaces where neighbors can cook together, eat together, find companies together, where refugees can create a start. -
On the street-
Open a restaurant. [giving]a haircut.
With Berlin breaking away from the division of the past cold war, becoming a hot spot of tourism and political parties, and a magnet to attract investment, Berlin's real estate prices show a microcosm similar to the social metropolis in the world.
Although new buildings are springing up in the capital, refugees and slums-
Locals find their incomes overpriced. Le-
Menzel sees his Tiny 100 as a prototype of a small apartment that can be rented to low-income people for $117 a month.
His ultimate goal is not just to use conventional methods. -
Apartments, large and small, are so compact that "rich and poor, students and entrepreneurs" can live together.
"This will be a house that reflects society," he said, adding that negotiations are under way with "three or four investors" to realize his dream.
"But we are at the beginning of this process.
Ali Fadi, a Kurdish refugee from Syria, did not expect such a small apartment. The 33-year-
Old people are only intoxicated with the ability to practice their profession.
Fadi is an experienced carpenter, but he finds himself excluded from the German job market because he lacks paper qualifications.
Fadi said he hoped his work on the project would help overcome bureaucratic obstacles.
"I hope I can find a job," Fadi said.
Another member of the team, Noam Goldstein, is holding a 13-person gathering in a warehouse area in southern Berlin to install insulation in one of the 20 small houses.
He designed a small house with not only the usual decorations of the apartment, but also solar panels, composting toilets and hydroponic gardens.
The carpenter estimated the cost of the material for the house to be between 12,000 and 15,000 euros.
Goldstein said that although some components, such as windows, must be purchased, most of the wood used is recycled pallet wood.
"From a financial point of view, it provides a very cheap way for people to build their own houses," Goldstein said.
Researcher Amelie Salameh, a converter, was one of the first people to spend the night in 20 small houses.
The area is only 6 square meters. This is Le's first small house. -
Menzel himself is a self for this project-
Independent unit with living room, kitchen, sleeping area, bathroom and shower.
"From a design point of view, there are mirrors, there's plenty of light, and I never felt trapped inside," said Salam, who lived in Tiny 100's house for three weeks.
She even had two friends who slept overnight and received visits from 13 people.
"We had a couple of beers, which was interesting," she said, adding, "You just need to think about where you're going to put your stuff and sort it out regularly, because it's going to be full soon. "