This folding tent is a new invention of a non-profit organization that has developed the whole project to help millions of refugees around the world. This smart tent can collect rain water and its design is inspired by the tradition of weaving. The double-layered fabric tent skins are also hollow, allowing for weatherproof entrances and for water piping and electrical cables to run between the layers.
Each tent has its own water collection system, utilizing the natural channels formed by the skin to direct water to the storage point. By using a fabric with strong thermal properties, the tents can also convert solar radiation into power and heat collected water for showering.
The strength of convection can also be used to draw fresh water into the heating system from an external source.
Architect and designer Abeer Seikaly has designed this tents for those who want to “re weave my life.”
This project, called “‘Weaving a Home“, has won a numerous awards.