The concept is bizarre, combining a building material from the time of Julius Caesar with a Jetsons aesthetic, but the approach has already worked before.

This newly-revived technique could provide low-cost housing for refugees and displaced people, and generally provide architects with a cost-effective way to explore convex construction.



Please, if I’ve ever written something that you cared about, watch this and, if it speaks to you at all, share it — reblog it or blog it, spread it about, get other people to watch it.

It’s a VERY short film. It’s important. And it needs to be seen.

(And thank you to Amanda Palmer, for writing and playing the original, beautiful, piano score.)


It is morally and spiritually wrong to mistreat and harm a group of marginal, vulnerable oppressed people who have arrived seeking our help - Rev. Dr Andrews.

Left wing Christian radicals are my favourite because rather than combing their book for messages of hate and intolerance, they live and breathe Jesus’s central message of compassion and kindness.


Today alone, 32,000 people will be forced out of their homes.

There are 50 million refugees in the world today — the highest number since WWII. Many risk their lives taking overcrowded boats or walking for hundreds of miles to cross borders. Melissa Fleming of the UN’s refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps help people thrive, not just survive. “The victims of war can hold the keys to lasting peace,” she says, “and it’s the refugees who can stop the cycle of violence.”

Watch her powerful talk on people living in exile »

50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN’s refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.


Watch this. And reblog it. PLEASE.


Syrian refugees

Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants.

The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group on the city of Kobani, looming just across the border from Turkey, are part of a wave that has reached 150,000 people since Thursday. Turkey had taken in well over a million Syrian refugees from the 3 ½-year-old conflict already before the latest wave, but this influx is the largest yet, according to the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR.


(Photos by REUTERS/Murad Sezer, AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic, REUTERS/Murad Sezer, AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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