Volvo V60’s portable solar-powered pavilion

By on July 22, 2013

This is not Open Source, but it’s pretty amazing, the collapsible pavilion charges volvo’s new hybrid electric V60 through solar power & folds up into the vehicle’s trunk when not in use.

los angeles-based synthesis design + architecture has designed a collapsible tensile membrane structure in form of ‘PURE tension’ for the new volvo V60. the pavilion was commissioned by volvo car italia and brought together the likes of buro happold and fabric images in the creation of an ultra-lightweight, rapidly deployable shelter and charger for the hybrid electric diesel car

via volvo V60’s pure tension: a portable solar-powered pavilion.

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