Weaving a home: Textil eco-shelters to refugees


The architect Abeer Seikaly presented with “Weaving at home”, an interesting design to an unwanted problem with which we find each year. Emergencies caused by environmental or political reasons, causes migration dice with precarious conditions of thousands of citizens. Is a necessity to cover these movements and this proposal is solved with a self-supporting, easy model building and serving the basic needs of its future users.

“In the aftermath of global wars and natural disasters, the world has witnessed the displacement of millions of people across continents. Refugees seeking shelter from disasters carry from their homes what they can and resettle in unknown lands, often starting with nothing but a tent to call home. “Weaving a home” reexamines the traditional architectural concept of tent shelters by creating a technical, structural fabric that expands to enclose and contracts for mobility while providing the comforts of contemporary life (heat, running water, electricity, storage, etc.)”


“Electricity is collected by solar energy through the” skin “of the store, and the energy is transferred to a store in the battery stored. In the case of water, once gathered by different ducts-deposits, through thermosyphon system the water is transferred to a tank nestled in the ceiling that serves as a quick shower for the occupants. “


“This project has been one of the best awards worldwide awarded the Lexus Design Awards.”

(via sostenibilidadyarquitectura.com)

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