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And some innovative designs for refugee housing
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Most images I post on Fridays are nature scenes, to add a note of calm. Today I am thinking of all of the displaced Ukrainians and other refugees who live in constant upheaval and danger. So, in keeping with this week’s essay and interview, I am featuring a few newer designs for refugee housing. Unfortunately, climate change and political turmoil will create millions of displaced people in the next decades, and this is a growth area.
This is a 2019 Cutwork concept for refugee housing that can be built in 24 hours from concrete fabric. It appeared in this article.
The flatpack Better Shelter by IKEA, winner of the 2017 Beazley Design of the Year, looks very utilitarian but is solar-powered and can be assembled in a few hours. It has been used over 65 million times around the world. See this roundup of other innovative designs for shelters.