This design for a mobile research unit for the Amazon region represents a convergence between architecture and sustainable design. Despite resembling a boat, the project is actually a floating platform equipped to house a team of up to 12 crew members, including researchers, scientists and healthcare professionals.
Besides accommodation and service areas, each unit also includes six modular laboratories equipped to conduct biology, zoology, geology and meteorology researches, and can also be converted into medical units to care for the riverside habitants.
Constructed with lightweight aluminum and wood, the module can travel autonomously for up to a week through the Amazon basin without needing to refuel. The platform can be moved by wind energy and the electrical energy is provided by a series of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of the research module.
Location: Amazonas | Brazil
Built area: 120 m² (per module)
Área do terreno: -
Authors: Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych | Consultors: Simos Yannas, Klaus Bode