The Beach Lab started originally as a fixed installation based in Sitges. During 2016 after research about mobile labs project Tesseract was born: Fitting the most advanced digital fabrication tools in the most advanced off-road vehicle.
Unlike traditional mobile labs, where tools are carried, but can only be used when the vehicle is stopped, structural engineering and seismic design techniques used for tall buildings -like tension cables and damping- were applied to design a lightweight cubic structure that allows The Beach Lab to use digital fabrication tools on the go, by road, sea, and air.
The foldable nature of The Tesseract allows us to switch from mobile to static lab. This gives the flexibility to develop educational programs and workshops when required, optimizing the resources when they are not needed. Incidentally, it created an interesting concept of the unallocated lab, not necessarily tied to a particular city.