Architects reveal innovative shelters for Syrian refugees

Architects reveal innovative shelters for Syrian refugees

With nearly 600 Syrian refugees crossing into neighbouring countries every day, Middle Eastern architects have developed different solutions for mobile shelters.

Yahya Ibraheem revealed a tee-pee like structure that can be customised to suit different climates.

Formed by branches of trees, Ibraheem’s design displays diagonal lines that are said to be most effective in standing against strong winds. The new shelters can also be adjusted to accommodate anywhere between 4-8 people.

An additional element to Ibraheem’s shelter is that interior partitions can be devised so as to create various rooms.

Other shelters include the collapsible woven structure by Abeer Seikaly.

Seikaly’s shelter design is lightweight and mobile and provides an open layout.


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