Spanish designers In-Tenta just unveiled a tiny, portable hotel suite that can pop up practically anywhere in the world. The DROP Box is a low-impact wooden micro-hotel that can be “dropped” in virtually any location, with little impact on the surrounding environment. The modular eco-structures were inspired by travelers who’d love to see the world’s most remote destinations in sustainable style.
The final eight modules of the 31,483-foot state-of-the-art campus were craned into place just a month and a half after the project’s groundbreaking. The new Educare school will serve low-income children in the Long Beach Unified School District with a full-day, year-round early learning program that helps prevent the achievement gap between children in poverty and their middle-income peers long before they enter kindergarten.
Modular housing has the potential to be “a real game changer” for the Bay Area housing crunch, said Matt Regan, senior vice-president of public policy at the Bay Area Council, a business group of which Google is a member.