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This unique solution offers a compact living area that remains separated from the rest of his 1,100-square foot loft, which he uses as a classroom for about 30 students.

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provisional permanence: injecting civic spaces into refugee camps

Homes for refugees: eight new designs for conflict housing

Designers have produced interesting and sometimes fantastical designs for semi-permanent conflict housing. These eight companies offer real hope for displaced peoples

How Refugee Camp Architecture Is Capturing the Power of Shade

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA has sent self-assembly huts to the savanna of Ethiopia to house Somali refugees. If the test case proves successful, they soon could be used as alternatives to tents in other parts of the world.

Reconstruction of the Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp after it was destroyed in conflict.

Reconstruction of the homes of Palestinian refugees at Nahr el-Bared refugee camp near Tripoli, Lebanon.

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Yale Students Propose a Series of Pop-Up Religious Buildings to Sustain Culture in Refugee Camps,Courtesy of Lucas Boyd and Chad Greenlee

Is There A Better Refugee Camp Design?

Five days ago, the great river Indus continued its rush to the sea and flooded the plains of Thatta and Sujawal, towns located about 90 minutes outside o.

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Yale Students Propose a Series of Pop-Up Religious Buildings to Sustain Culture in Refugee Camps,Courtesy of Lucas Boyd and Chad Greenlee

Refugees Reshape Their Camp, at the Risk of Feeling at Home. “The camp, with neither public nor private space, represents a sort of unformulated urbanism.”

Adam Ferguson for The New York Times/Redux Children play soccer in a plaza in Al Fawwar, a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank, June