COLLEGE STATION (The Battalion) – Architecture students at Texas A&M University have created a prototype of a “house of the future.”
The project involved looking at new ways to use existing technology and new architecture practices to construct new buildings.
“[The house] is not really using materials you would traditionally see in a suburban house. The house is actually constructed out of a carbon fiber layup process, so it’s basically layers of resin and carbon fiber, similar to what you would see in sailboat construction, cars and that type of thing,” said Mitchell Rocheleau, who worked on the project.
Students completed this project during the inaugural Mitchell Lab Visiting Designer Program. They partnered with California-based architectural research organization Emergent.
You know I graduated from The University of Georgia, but I have learned to appreciate those Aggies in College Station! It’s a fun town to pass through, too!