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professor of architecture at university of kansas

‘Vagon del Saber’ Boxcar 1513

A project in Ecuador, via the designboom website: “carrying neither freight nor tourists, the ‘vagon del saber’ boxcar 1513 renovation by ecuadorian studio al borde sees it transformed into a cultural public space. selected as part of the railway system recovery program by the ecuadorian … Continue reading

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The A47 Mobile Library

A cool project in Mexico City. From the ArchDaily website: “The A47 Mobile Library is a project developed by the Fundación Alumnos47, a civil society organisation that brings learning communities together around contemporary artistic practices and visual culture. Given that … Continue reading

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Inaugural MoCoLab Event

Last Thursday we had our inaugural MoCoLab event at KU’s East Hills Construction Innovation Lab. The good people at KU’s Center for Civic and Social Responsibility arranged for delicious food and beverages, and invited a diverse group of KU faculty … Continue reading

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UVA Learning Barge

The Learning Barge is a project of Professor Phoebe Crisman and the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Architecture. It was built with a similar process as the MoCoLab, utilizing architecture students to design and construct the barge for community/university … Continue reading

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MoCoLab Fall Cleaning

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Bookmobiles of Yore

From the Smithsonian blog: “This is a bookmobile—a library on wheels. These mobile libraries used to travel around bringing books to the people. The blog Messy Nessy Chic has a great roundup of images of these vehicles of bibliographic wonder. … Continue reading

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1972 31′ Sovereign Twin Land Yacht

Our Airstream is a 1972 31′ Sovereign Twin Land Yacht. Airstream has some historical material on their website. This image shows how ours was originally marketed. Click here to see the whole line-up for 1972.

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