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KU students turn blighted Airstream into mobile classroom

Associated Press - April 18, 2015 9:09 pm

KU students turn blighted Airstream into mobile classroom

University of Kansas architecture students have transformed a blighted camping vehicle into a classroom on wheels.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the renovated 1972 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht is called the KU Mobile Collaboratory. It features storage carts that can be pulled out of their spots along the edge and unfolded into tables. Benches double as storage. And countertops fold down to hold displays or up to get out of the way.

The School of Architecture, Design and Planning hopes to establish borrowing procedures so researchers and faculty can tow it around the state for public-interest projects. Possible uses for it include science lab, a dining room, an elementary classroom, a conference space and art gallery.

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