In other news, tonight I visited the Architecture Salon, which the SOM Arts & Culture club organizes in conjunction with the Yale art schools (there have also been an Art Salon, a Music Salon, and a Drama Salon). The goal is to exhibit students' artwork and have students from different schools talk with each other. Did I mention that there is beer and a cheese plate? Anyway. Tonight at the Salon there was a contest. To build a house on Mars. While Team SOM's was not the most architecture-y construction (one architecture student jibed it for being "so cliche"), we cheered the loudest for it. And that's what counted.
First place! Wheels to get around Mars, and arms to pick up the house's own refuse (magnetic hands on the model really work). The top floor is a rotating restaurant.