Experimental Architecture for Homeless Self-Housing

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This paper examines the makeshift construction of geodesic domes by the Tel Aviv homeless, explicitly referencing Buckminster Fuller's 1960s avant-garde architecture and its uses for proposing an alternative society. Fascinated by the construction of geodesic shelters as an inventive architecture that enables the homeless to claim the heart of the city, this exploration involves the idea that high architecture transforms the homeless from seemingly inept bodies to urban citizens, proposing architecture as the “matter that matters” in our capacity to address the global housing crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Architectural Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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