Dezeen's Alice Morby takes a look at the "Better Shelter", a flat-pack refugee shelter designed by IKEA that has popped up outside London's South Kensington Underground station.

The shelter, which was installed by the Design Museum, will remain on display in its outdoor location until for about a week until it is moved to the Designs of the Year exhibition, where it will be exhibited with other projects shortlisted for the the 2016 Designs of the Year award such as the artwork for David Bowie's final album.

The Better Shelter is a 17.5-square-metre module that can be assembled without tools in four hours. It has an expected lifespan of three years and can accommodate five people. The IKEA Foundation launched the flat-pack emergency shelter back in 2013 to offer an alternative to the tents often used to house displaced people, of which there are now more than 65 million worldwide. Thousands of Better Shelter cabins have since been deployed globally, with many being used for functions other than housing, or grouped together to create larger structures.

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