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Inspiring Woman Invents Refugee Tents That Collect Rainwater and Store Solar Energy | Egyptian Streets

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Inspiring Woman Invents Refugee Tents That Collect Rainwater and Store Solar Energy | Egyptian Streets
Since 2011, the Syrian Civil War created one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in the world, with an estimated number of 13.5 million Syrians internally displaced or are refugees outside Syria, according to the United Nations. Facing the difficulty of finding basic shelter and a home to live in, award-winning Jordanian-Canadian architect Abeer Seikaly was inspired to come up with a solution to help transform the lives of these refugees. Named 'Weaving a Home', this design uses a unique structural fabric composed of high-strength plastic tubing molded into sine-wave curves that can expand and enclose during different weather conditions,...
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