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Mobile Building Can Travel by Land and by Water

by Hazel Chua
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I know only a handful of people who still haven’t seen Up. I think it’s one of the most creative, touching, and meaningful movies ever made (with a touch of quirkiness and a whole lot of cool on the side). One concept the movie unknowingly introduced to the world were mobile or movable houses.

the world’s first moving building

Mobile houses were a pretty common thing in the past, if you consider nipa huts. But what makes this one different is because it’s made up of more than just wood and some leaves and trunks and is comprised of more than just a room or two.

NEAPO’s three-story office building weighs about 440,000 pounds, and measures almost 40 feet tall. It has been moved around by transporting it on a raft. It’s currently planted on Turku, which is located in the southeast coast of Finland, but the owners of the mobile building are planning on having it moved it another location pretty soon.

the world’s first moving building

The building’s mobility is all because of how it was constructed (obviously). It was built using special, patented steel panels that provide the building with an equal amount of sturdiness that a cement building has, at just a fraction of the weight. It also makes the building more or less earthquake-proof.

[via Gizmodo via Coolest Gadgets]

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