It's good to see companies like Ikea using their design knowledge for the greater good. They have a designed a flat-pack, rapid assembly shelter, with a solar roof, specifically for housing refugees. The UN currently supplies canvas tents with a life of around six months, this is a massive improvement, and considerably larger at 17.5 sq meters. The roof has been designed to provide reflectivity and solar gathering during the day and heat retention during the night. I think there would be a place for shelters like this in many countries, the housing crisis is a very real problem.
The full article is here on the Fast Company website.
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