Boatbuilder recreates Apollo Lunar Lander as misfit retreat

August 9, 2020 john 27 16136 17:38

Puzzled by the design of the Apollo lunar landers, catamaran-designer Kurt Hughes decided to build one, both as proof of concept and as a very personal vacation home on the banks of the Columbia River. Relying on boat-building methods, Hughes avoided nail framing and created his own carbon-fiber structural insulated panels (SIPs) using his pioneering…

Inside an Apollo Lunar Lander Tiny House | Unique Spaces | Architectural Digest

April 7, 2020 john 20 77958 07:17

Today AD brings you to Beverly, Washington along the banks of the Columbia River to visit a tiny home straight out of the early Space Age. When professional catamaran designer Kurt Hughes decided to build his Lunar Lander Dwelling House, he set out to improve upon the excessive weight and structural weaknesses found in some…