Interior Architecture Graduate Studio 4
Autonomous Intelligent Transportation System
AIADO 6120 001
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Neil Frankel, FAIA, FIIDA
The allure of mobile, portable architecture is worldwide and centuries old. It began with the desert tents of the Bedouin and exists today in the sleek capsules of outer-space transportation. It’s part of humankind’s foundation to be nomadic. Throughout history, in order to survive, we have found it necessary to live our lives on the move.
Mobile architecture is more than just an ephemeral solution for a temporary problem, or a natural disaster. It is a building genre that is aligned with humanity’s definitive character as mobile beings. Mobile architecture fulfills our basic social and emotional need for a sense of place and community.
The possibilities of new technology are also shaping the development of this work. Pneumatic, tensile and kinetic structures provide the opportunity for the new dedicated architectural form.