by Steph Guinan @

Currently in its prototype phase, Abeer Seikaly has designed a temporary shelter solution that collects rainwater, stores solar energy, and can be easily transported. Calling her design concept Weaving a home, it uses structural fabric that can expand to create a temporary home and then contract into a portable size.

The collapsible design has some similarities to a Mongolian yurt, and we can see in this timelapse video how a wooden structure and fabric are joined to create movable structures. Seikaly’s three-dimensional lattice forms can capture solar energy through the pockets that are integrated into the structure’s form.