Professor Upe Flueckiger and his students at Texas Tech's College of Architecture built a sustainable cabin from the recycled metal chassis of a double-wide mobile home, with the exterior cladding made from corrugated iron and cedar. The inside includes bamboo flooring, yellow pine claddings and thermal insulation made from recycled cotton (mostly recycled blue jeans). The Morso stove is made from reused scrap iron, and electricity comes from photovoltaic solar panels. The cabin is a living laboratory designed for the harsh microclimate of Foard County, about 45 miles west of Wichita Falls and will test and quantify sustainable architectural concepts.

Channel: Sci & Tech Channel

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