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Architecture in Opposition

United States
Design Studies

The project proposes a temporary installation to be operated by groups of students and political coalitions in U.S campuses seeking better communication during the first gulf war period. Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asked to build four light mobile “satellite” structures that collect information and opinions from students around their campus in addition to a retractable “base” building that stores the collected data. The mobility of the satellite structures is tactical, it implies a strategy of urban deployment that can vary according to the plan of attack of its operators. The “base” building that houses the mobile “satellites” while they are at rest can fold down by the use of hydraulic systems and disappear into the ground when the “satellites” are sent out on a mission. The disappearance of the “base” should translate the alert given by the students.