Collapsible shelter

Self-powering portable refugee homes.
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When I came across this concept for a collapsible woven refugee shelter recently, I actually remember saying out loud: “Wow, that’s cool.” Created by U.S.-based architect and designer Abeer Seikaly, the shelter seeks to offer a dignified temporary home for the world’s many displaced people. The portable structure creates its own electricity through a solar-powered skin and can also store water to allow for bathing. It’s a smart design that fills an important need in the world.

This week’s Frandoms are by Catherine Allen, senior art director at Ogilvy & Mather.