Pic of the Day: Modernism for the Down-and-Out

night reception

It’s not Le Corbusier, it’s not a hedge funder’s new Long Island estate, and it’s not an institution of higher learning. What it is: a spanking-new, state-of-the-art homeless shelter in Lewisham, Great Britain. Architect Peter Barber designed the Spring Gardens center as a two-story “linear building with reception areas, double-height arcaded day rooms and training areas all with magnificent views into the garden, together with 40 en-suite rooms, each with its own south facing courtyard.” Oh, those adorably liberal Europeans, giving more than a guilt trip and scratchy blanket to the destitute! A few more images to incur your disbelief after the jump.

tower from back

corner interior panoramic

night whole scheme

[via Guardian]