Students build cabins with nothing but found materials
Bachelor students from EPFL joined the Atelier popup, next to the Smart Living Lab in Fribourg, during the first week of May, as part of the ENAC week program. A group of 25 students was involved in the "Seconde-Main Constructive" ENAC week. The one-week goal of each team of 5 students was to design and build a cabin, with the trick that materials had to be reclaimed and freely obtained from the area. From conventional materials like wood or plastic sheets to more exotic, yet highly common waste products like louvers or drainage pipes, students had to pay attention to the functionality and stability of the cabin, as well as to its potential for mass production. To achieve their goal they could benefit from the very large panel of tools and technical skills available at the Atelier popup. A live demo concluded the week.
This hands-on activity was led by the Structural Xploration Lab. The ENAC week program is one of the multiple occasion for ENAC students from Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Engineering to meet and work together on hands-on projects.