Tiny house highlights ALPOLIC's versatility
For the 2018 AIA Convention and Trade Show, Building, Design + Construction magazine debuted its Design Showcase exhibit—a one-of-a-kind tiny house, representing the “Workplace of the Future.” This unique structure, designed and constructed by Tiny House Northeast saw more than 1000 visitors during the two-day trade show, which was held in New York in June.
As the exterior sponsor, ALPOLIC turned to Metal Design Systems (MDS) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to come up with a way to fabricate its Timber Series metal composite material —finished in Walnut— for this unique venture. Unlike most ALPOLIC projects, the tiny house required an install capable of staying in place while the structure it was applied to was actually rolling down a highway.
“We had to really think outside the box on how the fabrication and installation would need to be because, by necessity, this was a very different application for MCM,” said MDS Project Manager Lee Velky.