Disaster shelters for refugees mix traditional nomadic design with sustainable technology

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According to the UN, there will be an estimated 250 million climate refugees by 2050. Increasingly, large populations are being forced to migrate because of violent floods, water points drying up and other natural disasters caused by the effects of global warming. Now, a Jordanian architect has designed a disaster shelter for refugees that is based on temporary huts of nomadic tribes. Designed by Jordanian and Canadian architect Abeer Seikaly, and shortlisted for the LEXUS design award, ‘Weaving a Home’ is a tent-like shelter that provides easily transportable, temporary shelters, allowing migrants to be self sufficient. The structure is composed…

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