As it turns out, Ikea isn’t just good at designing sleek looking bookshelves. The Swedish furniture-maker recently took home the 2017 Beazley Design of the Year award for its new, super-durable shelters made to provide refugees with safe housing.
The homes, created the by company’s nonprofit arm Better Shelter, can be fully built in about four hours, and, unlike tents provided by the U.N., hold up for years, even under harsh weather conditions.
The shelters are currently being shipped to refugee camps around the world. In the time-lapse video below, you can see just how simple the building process is.
What else would you expect from something designed by Ikea?
Jesse Carey is a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast and member of RELEVANT's executive board. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.