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airship traveling - in flight - In 2010, the chair of Professor G Eichinger (www.bof.arch.ethz.ch) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich was able to gain a client with the wish to design a highly flexible and mobile hotel for himself and his friends with a 5-star ambiance. He asked for a technical and organisational solution at the same time. Beside the design for the living spaces the client also asked for new furniture fitting to the general design ...
airship traveling - long term stay - In stead of several separate portable Living-Modules a closed system in the shape of an airship has been created. According to that a high range of flexibility and comfort could be assured. To be analogous to a nurse-shark, who is able to stay at the ground during recovery and changing position if required, the airship also provides the opportunity for a long term stay after the landing ...
airship traveling - journey through - ... or a short term abidance during a journey through. In the transient status an telescope anchor-foot is lowered and the lifting gas is kept in the dome above. In this case, the airship turns automatically around this fulcrum to the best position to the wind. This foot also allows the utilization of the lower living-spaces in the airship.
airship traveling - in flight - In case of a long term stay and the landing the helium is exchanged to oxygen and further living-space and a floor for sportive activities is approved for use. As power unit a kinetic device of Festo has been scheduled. Solar panels on the roof feed the electric machines and assume driving. So the airship moves like a gliding figure noiseless through the air.
airship traveling
airship traveling
airship traveling - Living space
airship traveling - atrium
airship traveling - sun deck
airship traveling - sport area
airship traveling - lounge furniture
airship traveling - normal furniture
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Comments (1)
  • designing moving space is great concept !! very cool ~ best wishes ~

    11 years ago

  • designing moving space is great concept !! very cool ~ best wishes ~

    11 years ago

Thomas Rodemeier
MSc Architecture ETH Zürich Basel, Switzerland