RainCity Housing and Spring Advertising have teamed up to raise awareness about homeless people in Vancouver.  They have created bench-shelters that are functional and bring the issue to light. During the day, it reads ‘This is a bench’ as the ink reacts with the sun. At night, ‘This is a bedroom’ illuminates as glow-in-the-dark ink appears. Another bench can be transformed into a shelter for those in need as it flips up to provide cover from the rain. It is great to see designers create work that helps the community and those in need rather than make life more difficult for some of the most vulnerable people in our cities. 

 

Photos Via: RainCity Housing

 

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