Architecture is usually thought of as static and permanent.
The City of Mobile Services taught by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twiley, inverts the question of the future of mobility in cities by looking at everything that is currently stationary and considering how the city itself can become more mobile.
[A mobile Vatican in front of a static White House, photo by Chris Greenberg, 2008]
[photo by Ivy Chan
of a class trip to worksman Cycles]
The studio is working closely with food truck fabricators and bikes builders to understand the technical and practical implications of moving architecture.
, built atop a Worksman Cycle.]
Given the difficulty of finding space in New York City, their studio will design new strategies for thinking about space and mobility that will open up new opportunities and potential for industry, commerce and culture. Follow the progress of their studio and students throughout the semester on the studio blog: City of Mobile Services