Architect Abeer Seikaly has come up with a brilliant solution to help save and transform the lives of millions of refugees around the world.
Her brilliant project “Weaving a Home” aims to weave the lives of refugees back together with the help of a one-of-a-kind collapsible tent.
Aside from providing shelter, the tent can collect rainwater, store solar energy and provide electricity, running water, as well as storage.
Rainwater collected from the top of the tent is filtered down the sides. Inhabitants can actually take shower using the collected water through a process called thermosiphoning, which actually draws the water back up.
Inhabitants can also take advantage of the stored solar energy since the energy transferred from the tent’s fabric to a battery.
Inspired by materials found in nature and traditional cultural activities such as weaving, the tent has a double layer surface that serves dual purpose. It allows cool air in during summer while it keeps out wet and cold weather.
“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.),” Abeer Seikaly wrote on her website.
The tent can also convert solar energy into power and heat collected water for showering, thanks to its fabric with strong thermal properties.
The tent has its own water collection system which direct water to the storage point. The double-layer surface allows cool air inside the tent during summer and seal up tight in case of wet weather or cold conditions.
This awesome tent provides a means for refugees to settle in a new land.
This is why the tent is part of a project known as “Weaving a Home”.
The tents allow them to “weave their lives” back together, from shelter to a real home.
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This is just so touching!
Every daughter is a daddy's girl. There's a special bond between a little girl and her father that is just hard to explain. Every little girl always wants their daddy to be on their side.
That's just how Alyssa is to her dad. She loves him so much, that a daddy doll is enough to comfort her. Watching her delight in seeing his dad even just on a teddy will really show how a daughter loves her daddy. She was just emotional to hug her daddy that it doesn't matter even if it's just a daddy doll.
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This surgeon’s concern for his patient is commendable.
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“In reality, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a boy or a girl, they all get scared in the operating theatre,” Dr. Shi Zhuo told the Daily Mail....
Quick Thinking Boy Saves 3 Kids From School Bus Sinking in Alligator Infested Lake
“It wouldn’t be fair if they died and I lived,” the young hero said.
A 10-year-old boy named Nicholas Sierra is being hailed as a hero because he rescued three children from a sinking school bus. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Hillsborough County School District school bus was carrying 27 children when it accidentally loses control and flips into an alligator infested lake.
Being a school safety patrol member at a young age, fifth-grader Nicholas Sierra immediately ran to the submerged bus to save the day.
As other kids screamed in panic, the Mary E. Bryant Elementary School safety patroller chose to stay calm in order to save others. He instinctively grabbed a kindergartner, with the toddler tightly wrapping his arms around Nicholas' neck as he climbed out of the sinking bus....
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