Sci-fi Architecture: what would you do with a Transformable Mobile Containment System?

The Transformable Mobile Containment System (TMCS), showcased on the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet television show, inspired me from the moment I saw the clip. (Watch it here.)

TMCSA self-contained shipping container, Excalibur Canada created a self-loading, self-leveling system complete with generator for electrical, and pumps. In the video, they set up a modular healthcare unit in an hour before investors, a system that could be shipped anywhere in the world.

Excalibur Canada believes the TMCS could be any number of temporary buildings, for any number of clients, and I would love to see it used as a mobile hospital, or as a clinic. Imagine if train clinics in India such as the Lifeline Express, could pull up to a small town to offer non-emergency clinics and surgeries, and could open up a 40 foot container to 6400 square feet in size, as a sterile space. It could power itself with generators and solar grids, filtering water for the local population at the same time.

So what do you think?

If you could have a Transformable Mobile Container System, what would you do with it? A mobile hospital? A mobile library? A water filtration system? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to post them in the comments below, or find me on Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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Hospital Train.
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