Bayti is an architectural strategy designed to incorporate residents in the design of temporary housing for refugees.
The project is composed of three parts. In the first stage, migrants are connected to local non-governmental organizations in order to collaborate on the design of refugee communities and individual dwellings. In the second, the units are erected, based on an industrial process of modifying pre-fabricated greenhouses. Finally, a series of workshops is organized in order to deepen the engagement of residents and encourage further personalization of their houses. Through this effort, Bayti proposes a new approach to the design and construction of temporary settlements, replacing the current one-size-fits-all model with a participatory system that empowers residents to design the space according to their interests and culture.