Portable Living

An exciting interdisciplinary collaboration between the veterinary and architecture departments at Virginia Tech was recently highlighted by Dwell magazine.  This outstanding masters degree thesis project is by industrial designer turned architect, Nathan King, a graduate student at Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies.  The small building functions as a portable research station for biologists researching primates in western Tanzania.  Each piece of the dissembled structure can be carried by two people through the jungle and the entire building can be assembled without any tools.  Here is a link to the Dwell magazine article:  http://www.dwell.com/blogs/plug-projects-jungle-research-station.html





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