For those of you who haven’t caught on, I am a very big fan of ultra modern architecture. I love the minimalist approach when it comes to many things, houses included. One trend I have noticed over the years is designers fascination with “tent houses.” While these are tents, they are designed to be permanent or semi-permanent, often focus on bringing the outdoors in and are designed with a modern flair to them.
Today we are looking at the Orange Solar Tent designed by ‘Orange’. This design has a very unique feature as the entire canopy structure has several layers of cloth so that it can generate electricity and provide a vapor barrier. The entire shell of this is a woven solar array, which admitedly is a few years out, but is coming soon, just not soon enough.
The idea is to later integrate wifi into the cloth as well as pockets inside the structure for magnetic induction charging of small electronics like cell phones.
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