Homelessness is a serious problem in the boroughs of New York, and this includes the tough city known as the Bronx. A designer named Michael K. Chen was hired to transform the Concourse House into an area where young women and their children could go during their transition out of homelessness. He wanted the space to have a homey feel, while also providing residents with several layers of functionality that could be easily accessed at any time.
- The new children’s library at Concourse house built by Michael Chen aims to delight, inspire and provoke feelings of comfort.
- Although Concourse house is a transitional home for the homeless, it is still a home so a lot of thoughtfulness was put into the design and colors.
- Everything in the room is meant for multiple uses. It can also serve as a reading room, a meeting space, or homework hangout.
“The library at Concourse House provides a homey space for women and children transitioning out of homelessness”