Jillian Reichlin – Sileo
with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei
Sileo is a social design project based on the “housing first” principle, which aims to provide homeless people with a roof so that they can reintegrate society. Starting from an existing frame hut, the challenge was to design a 10m2 interior to make it a pleasant place to live at a low cost. The project consists of four individual cabins containing a bed with storage, a wardrobe, a mirror, a removable desk, a chair and shelves. All these elements have been designed in Swiss spruce wood and are arranged in the cabin in such a way as to take up as little space as possible. Two other huts serve as a common kitchen and a common bathroom. This place is intended to be supervised by a Geneva association for the homeless.