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Oct 04, 2011

Vienna Bike at the Vienna Design Week



 

The Vienna Bike is an electrically assisted tricycle that rides with the feeling of a two-wheeler through its innovative steering and unique suspension system. This allows the bike to tilt easily to the right or left while riding it.
The custom Vienna Bike cargo boxes can load up to 150 litres or around 40 kg of shopping goods - more than the trunk of some small cars, or full shopping trolley. Vienna bike can be used for short or long distances in urban and suburb area, such as for shopping, going for picnics, or for delivery services.
The loading platform features a quick release fixing for easy securings and switching loads. A specially designed children’s seat can also be mounted for powered-up rides with the child. Due to its two back wheels Vienna Bike provides the kind of stability needed when carrying heavier loads.
The bike is extremely narrow for a tricycle (only 35 cm between the back wheels) so that it can be stored like any other bicycles. It also has a unique folding system for easy transport. With a single charge, the Vienna Bike can accomplish a distance of up to 60 km when assisted by pedalling and reach a speed of up to 22 km/h. It uses a normal 230/ 110 V plug and the total charging time is 3 hours.
Materials: aluminium, steel, plastic, fabric.



 

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Oct 04, 2011

T2 O Project Bamboo E Bike



 

The T2 O project offers an alternative and smooth way to get around.

This study is part of the research projects Fristch-Associés regularly runs on the themes of behaviour evolution and sustainable development.


In between a bike and a scooter, the product structure is entirely made of bamboo - proof that natural fibres have a role to play in the least expected places.Powered by an electric motor, the user applies acceleration like on a scooter. Its cruising speed is about 35 km/h for a range of 40 km.
 
Materials

bamboo, cork, steel, aluminium, rubber
Size

L180cm  W60cm  H120cm



 

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Oct 04, 2011

Tomás Saraceno - Cloud Cities



 

@ Hamburger Bahnhof / Berlin 15.09-15.01.2012

Tomás Saraceno's installations shatter traditional concepts relating to place, time, gravity and traditional ideas as to what constitutes architecture. His works are utopian and invite the viewer to play a part in their impact on a particular space, as they reach up to the sky and down to the ground. The artist creates gardens that hang in the air and allow visitors to float in space, fulfilling a dream shared by all humankind. Saraceno draws inspiration from soap bubbles and the incredible strength and flexibility of spider webs. The interests of the artist (born in 1973, in Tucuman/Argentina) are broad and he moves with confidence from place to place throughout the world. With his studio in Frankfurt, it is unsurprising that the city's international airport plays an important role in his work. Everything he does appears to develop from a certain degree of boundlessness, motivated by an interest in the changes taking place in the world in which we live. Each of his objects invites the viewer to consider alternative forms of knowledge, feelings and our interaction with others. The exhibition in the Hamburger Bahnhof will for the first time see approx. 20 of his balloon models go on show at one time. The exhibition will give visitors the chance to see for themselves how the hanging settlements interact with each other and the space, not merely by observing them from afar, but by actually entering them. Curated by Britta Schmitz, curatorial assistance Katharina Schlüter (c) Photography: Jens Ziehe & Tomás Saraceno



 
 
 
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