Eco-lab for Environmental Charter School
13th Annual School of Architecture Steel Deck Competition Finalist
For this eco-lab design competition, we worked in team of two to design a portable eco-lab for the Environmental Charter School using steel deck within a two-day time frame.
We designed a rotate-and-fold mechanisms to make the lab to be portable and mobile.
Rotating around a central core, several panels can be deployed and formed an enclosed learning space. The panels transit from opaque metal panels to translucent poly-carbonate panels, allowing more natural lights to come into the lab. On top of the ceiling panels there are PV panels to convert solar energy to electricity for the lab.