Collection by Allie Weiss

IKEA Tackles Refugee Housing With Durable Prefab Shelters


The IKEA Foundation teams up with Refugee Housing Unit to create modular houses for displaced families.

In 2013, the IKEA foundation kicked off a two-year long project to design an efficient refugee shelter for children and...
Typical refugee tents only last about six months.
The modular units are designed to have better ventilation and security than traditional refugee tents.
The structure, which consists of prefabricated panels, can be assembled on-site without any tools.
The modular units can be combined to form larger structures.