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A Game Changer for Refugee Homes

There are now some 65 million refugees in the world, which means refugee camps often present some of the least humane living conditions in the world.

There now may be a solution for tens of thousands of refugees, specifically those in Jordan’s Alzaatari Camp: The Oculus. The design concept is the work of the group Architects For Society, along with design students in Sweden.

These futuristic units are designed to endure harsh outdoor elements and can be assembled by people with little to no construction background. They are also designed with the needs of families in mind: They can be easily connected into different arrangements to create a structure with multiple rooms.

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Though the Oculus is currently just a prototype, a robotic arm that can cut blocks of durable foam to actually make the units is currently being designed at the school.

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