Breath Mobile Lab

Project Team: Ammar Hassonjee / Paul Greenway
Spring 2020

The Breath Mobile Lab is the winning entry for the 2020 EPIC Metals Design Competition. The project brief was to create a mobile lab to be used for monitoring air quality across Pittsburgh while fitting within the footprint of a 20ft. trailer and using metal decking as the primary construction material. The proposed design takes advantage of the flexible nature of corrugated sheet metal creating a curved interior space that peels away to reveal gill-inspired openings that house sensors. While the lab provides a small interior space for education and a retractable outdoor terrace, the main feature, a large LED screen on the facade, displays live air quality data to passerbys through a gradient visualization.