Temporary Solar Powered Shelters

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‘Weaving a Home’ by Jordanian/Canadian designer Abeer Seikaly proposes a disaster shelter for refugees that is based on temporary huts of nomadic tribes. The use of structural fabric references ancient traditions of joining linear fibers to make complex three-dimensional shapes – the resulting pattern is easy to erect and scale into various functions, from a basket to a tent. The project incorporates technological advances and new methods of assembly of the material, envisioning a system composed of durable plastic members that are threaded to form a singular unit. Read more