'Apparatus X' Can Be Used as a Home, Work Space or Relief Vehicle

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 25, 2014
References: apparatus-x & gizmag
Apparatus X is an ingenious project by students at the University of Pennsylvania who are bidding to transform an aging RV into a flexible space that could function as a disaster relief vehicle, micro-home or mobile design studio.

The Apparatus X is designed to be operable off the electricity grid, making it ideal for use as a disaster relief vehicle. It will feature a micro-garden where food can be grown. A water recycling system allows for sustainable water use, while a solar panel array offers 2,000 Kilowatt-hours of energy.

The interior of Apparatus X is split into three sections: 'Work Space,' 'Flex Space' and 'Live Space.' Work Space includes work surfaces, tools and equipment to aid in reconstruction efforts. Flex Space is suitable for social gatherings and collaborative projects. Live Space contains a kitchen, toilet and storage space.