By summer 2022, WEDC’s newest interim housing facility—King Solomon Village—was complete. What makes this shelter different is what’s inside: 100 installations of DOME, a new modular, stackable sleeping unit that features a 6-foot privacy wall, lockable storage, an outlet and USB port, and an optional canopy for enhanced privacy.
Designed by Perkins&Will specifically for interim and emergency housing, and manufactured by Shield, DOME adds comfort and dignity to the lives of Angelenos living without a permanent home. It’s the first of its kind to be installed in any shelter in the U.S.
“We really did design DOME with care and love, because we saw with our own eyes how unlivable shelter conditions often are,” says Yan Krymsky, one of the bed’s designers. “WEDC’s King Solomon Village is revolutionizing the shelter experience by humanizing it. We’re proud to call them our partners.”