The phenomenon of homelessness has became an intensly global question during past couple of decades. Finding solutions to it is a complex task which involves coordination of skills in socio-psychological and administrative ﬁelds. Priority of the Gregory project is to ﬁnd optimal alternatives for existentional questions of people without a home through the use of billboard objects and their advertisment spaces.
WHY WE DO IT?
And why not? We have connected many subjects together into one single project. Our expierences from the past forced us to connect many different concepts into one and search for solution, which won’t be only visually attractive, but also it will have deeper meaning. We have connected the study of architecture, art, design, conceptualism, advertisement and the problem of people without home and the result is project Gregory. We were able to synchronize all mentioned segments and create minimalistic object suitable for accommodation.
Cities are engulfed with billboard advertisements which are expensive to construct, maintain and their subsequent renting is a costly venture. The proposal increases the functionality of the structures in a way that the insides could be turned into living spaces. Such an object would produce minimal maintenancecosts, which could be paid through the rental space of its facade. In addition, the architects believe, ‘if we take the electricity cost needed for the billboard to keep it lit during night and we try to optimize it by x%, we find that this saved energy could fully cover all those interior usage needs.”
Interior has two rooms and it has less than 18 square meters. In the first room is a table with a storage space, two chairs and a bed also with a storage space. Currently we are working on a proposal (concept) of a billboard house for 2 persons. Second room has a toilet, a basin, a shower and some storage space.
If we take a closer look at the design, we realize that there is nothing extraordinary. It is only great utilized space. Wooden wall facing looks modern and comfortably, but at the same time it’s not expensive. We decided to compose it in a modern way because we want to motivate people, so they will start to work on themselves, they will faster get back into the society and they will faster earn some money for their own living.
Interior views of the ground floor and entrance.
Interior views of the main living space.
Interior views of the bathroom.
Project Gregory has a big advantage compare to other projects because he can exist and develop on his own. Existence and next development will be paid from advertisement which is conected with billboards all around the world. Standard projects are constantly financed during their whole existence, by private funds or by the state. We have created a system that needs only first financial impulse for building first 10 houses. The following existence and future development will be covered by earnings from advertisement.
People have asked us to build project Gregory not only for people without home, but also for young families, young people or for veterans, as a woman from San Francisco has written to us. The advantage is also that this facility is minimalistic, but it is equiped with everything necessary for a quality life.
During the course of 2 or 3 months project Gregory ran around the whole world (whole Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, South America, South Africa). People from all around the world are very enthusiastic about project Gregory and they trust us. These are reasons why we decided to realize project Gregory.
Our plan is based on a massive advertisement, thanks to which we can spread project Gregory into the whole world. We only need to build first 10 houses, then is project self sufficient and can develop on his own.
Head Office /franchise/
Head Office will be created in Slovakia. A team of people will take care about the whole process of project, advertisement as well as education workshops for people which will be accommodated for reintegration into society.
1st year: 10 houses funded /1 advertisement 150€ - a month, 36000€ - a year , minus costs/
2nd year: 10 houses + 3 new /the same system as during the 1st year, profit in a year 46800€, minus costs/
3rd year: 13 houses + 4 new /the same system as during the 1st year, profit in a year 61200€, minus costs/
4th year: 17 houses +5 new /the same system as during the 1st year, profit in a year 79200€, minus costs/
5th year: ...............
By the interest of other countries we can create a franchise. Thanks to the profit we can also create and support new Office, which will have the same duties as Head Office. New Office will work on the same basis and will pay 1-5% from its profit to Head Office, so it will be possible to create new offices. Existing billboard companies can join us too. Project for building these billboard houses will be available for free, but they will pay some percentage of their profit to our Head Office.
Project Gregory is a very large project, that’s why is very welcome everyone who wants to help in any way. You can also be a part of project Gregory, if you send to us pictures with billboards, which you think can be rebuild into billboard houses. After a consistent valorization we will create an official section on our web page, www.projectgregory.com, called „Ideal place“. There will be published your pictures and we will create a database with places where project Gregory can be realized in the future.
This way we can speed up the whole project, we will be able to create a plan where and how spread project Gregory.
1* 1,-£ Thank-YOU email and your good feeling.
2* 17,-£ Thank-YOU email and your name on the Donor list on the official website, www.projectgregory.com
3* 60,-£ and more - Verde Guatemala, green marble + kebony wood OR green marble + handmade wood +28,-£, Worldwide shipping + 16,-£
4* 75,-£ and more - LUMINOSO, transparent wood from Austria + kebony wood OR LUMINOSO, transparent wood from Austria + handmade wood +28,-£, Worldwide shipping + 16,-£
5* 100,-£ and more - ONICE BIANCO, transparent stone - onyx + kebony wood OR ONICE BIANCO, transparent stone - onyx + handmade wood +28,-£, Worldwide shipping + 16,-£
6* 123,-£ and more - LUCCON, transparent concrete, Germany + kebony wood OR LUCCON, transparent concrete, Germany + handmade wood +28,-€, Worldwide shipping + 16,-€
7* 174,-£ and more - ONICE BIACNO, transparent stone + light + handmade wood, Worldwide shipping + 16,-£
8* 800,-£ Company reward, more information through e-mail, email@example.com /limited 20/
9* 5.000,-£ Company reward, more information through e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org /limited 4/
We are a team of young, creative people, which deals with conceptual development of projects with focus on a vision of a better future. Our paths got together in Banska Bystrica where Matej Nedorolik comes from. Michal and Martin came there in the year 2008 to study at Academy of Art. We have had a wide range focus of activity (art, intermedia, digital media, 3D mapping, photography, instalation, video etc.).
Michal studied at technical high school /building construction/ and that’s why he decided to get back to architecture. The study of art gave him many new information necessary for development of projects and contacts on young, creative people with whom we can provide an external cooperation.
Contact: www.projectgregory.com e-mail: email@example.com
phone: 00421 904 576 723
Risks and challenges
Regarding to a great vision of connecting the whole world through project Gregory (erase boarders, change human thinking), it is for us a big challenge. We are ready to communicate with any country in the world, that will be willing to cooperate on project Gregory.
On 16th March 2013 we founded a company - DESIGNDEVELOP, s.r.o. and we entered the world of architectonical market. We cooperate with companies from different foreign countries. Our partners and people, which we know support us at any time and during any kind of trouble.
Our main goal is to help the others. Maybe one day we will also be on the oposite site and that time we will appreciate so much a help from young people as we are now. We want to prove that everything
Estimated time for creation of rewards is 2-3 months after successful finish of kickstarter funding. Delivery dates will be also influenced by amount of hand made pieces that we will need to make on our own. Rewards themselves are very challenging for creation. In case of any delay, we will contact you immediately. We are ready!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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