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    • CommentAuthorjohnmuth
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2008 edited
     (2036.1)
    Just read this on BLDGBLOG: THE ARCHITECTURE OF ASCENT

    Chilling, having tea...on a mountain

    "Drawing from hammocks, cots, tents and sail construction, a generation of climber-designers invented a new typology: the portaledge."

    Seems very fascinating, of course the blog post talks about the implications this could have on dwellings, like: building a 20 story tall, i-beam open structure that people could then come in and inhabit it, paying only rent on the space that they take up...

    It's pretty fascinating - and there are more photos.

    *I feel like I should say, that I've never climbed a mountain higher than the hill in my back yard and doubt that one of these could hold me girth...But, it's really, really cool.*
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2008
     (2036.2)
    This is very cool. But it begs the joke about people rolling over in their sleep. I like to move around a bit while I sleep, and I'd like the dream about falling to be less than a second long. "I dreamed I was falling for like 5 minutes... and I never woke up. Damn you mountain hammock!"
    • CommentAuthorjohnmuth
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2008
     (2036.3)
    Yeah, in the link they show that there are tents, that I would assume people would use more for sleeping than the above "floating picnic blanket". It would just be the remembering in the morning and not stepping out of the tent...
    :)