Samuel Masters for Art-Sheep
Group 70 International, a Honolulu-based firm of planners, architects and interior designers has come up with an inventive recycling idea of a different sort. The recycling in this case does not refer to trash, old items or clothes, but instead to old city buses that are no longer in use. The firm, along with volunteer organization LIFT, are aspiring to transform the retired buses into homeless shelters, that will move like units, each of them catering to different needs, from sleeping to showering to having fun.
This mobile fleet is expected to be constructed entirely out of donated material and the first two of its overall 70 buses are expected to be ready by the end of this summer. A member of Group 70 International has stated about its design that “it is based on the premise that you could walk in to a hardware store, buy everything you need in one go and build everything with no trade skills.”