Posts tagged “urban

DORODESIGN likes: mobile shelter pops out of a pair of sneakers

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All images courtesy of Sibling

‘Walking shelter’ is a mobile habitat that pops out of a pair of sneakers. Conceived by design collective Sibling, the sneakers accommodate a fully-functioning tent, stored compactly in integrated, netted pockets within the sides of the shoe. The shelter expands out from the back of the footwear and fits around the human body, forming a billowing capsule that encloses the user in tented material. The adapted habitat relies on the human frame as a supporting structure, an alternative to nomadic or urban living.

 

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DORODESIGN likes: Urban camping, creative art tents open in Amsterdam

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‘Markies’ by Eduard Bohtlingk

 

A collection of unique art objects are available for accommodation, combining camping and art. Located at the Vliegenbos campsite in Amsterdam, designers Annette Van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis have created Urbancampsite, an outdoor interactive display of temporary art objects available for rent. From august 16 to september 30, 2013, visitors can stay in one of the creative shelters, which have been created by contemporary industrial designers.

Each of the fifteen mobile units placed on the campground are equipped with a comfortable bed, which sometimes doubles as a small living space. In addition, urban campsite offers guests a zone for campfires, hammocks to relax, a wood-fired sauna, and a picnic spot in front of each installation. The site also provides the visitors with general amenities — a restaurant, a well-stocked shop, laundry and a shower. The creative expression stop stop at the art objects: temporary photo exhibitions will be shown on the grounds, one of the fields will be arranged as a sculpture garden, and the terrain’s decoration will be changed regularly.

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With its compact, tented roof and folded floors that triple in dimension, the ‘Markies’ cottage designed by Eduard Bohtlingk is as mobile as a caravan. It features a bedroom with a canvas privacy divider, a sitting room, and a small kitchen fitted with a stove, sink, table, and multiple storage spaces. It is available for a maximum of four people, and rents for EUR 80 per night.

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‘Polaris M’ is a tubular space, made out of an old polyester silo, that serves as a temporary shelter. The spaceship-like structure, designed by Boris Duijnevel, has a small table, which opens up into a bed, and two padded benches inside. It is available for a maximum of two people, and rents for EUR 80 per night.

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This large purple sperm is blown up to extreme proportion. visitors enter through the head of the sperm where they will find a bed and a small desk fitted inside. It is available to rent for a maximum of two people, for EUR 100 per night. ‘Darwin’ is designed by Atelier Van Lieshout and was part of his exhibit ‘Infernopolis’ at submarine wharf in Rotterdam.

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This mobile camp is a suspended geometric structure, with an entryway built into the front. The swinging shelter by Boomhuttenfest sleeps 2 people and rents for EUR 60 per night.

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DORODESIGN LIKES: Citroën DS BiRotor Concept

The Citroen DS BiRotor is a lightweight 4-seater coupé designed to optimize urban mobility and fuel consumption. The author is José Eduardo Sánchez from México.

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Selected as a finalist at the Michelin Challenge Design 2013 competition, the Citroen DS BiRotor combines a compact coupé body and a refined interior with lightweight materials and an efficient powertrain solution that optimizes fuel consumption.

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The hybrid drivetrain features a 600cc Wankel engine powering the rear axle, coupled with two in-wheel electric motors mounted at the front and a CVT transmission.

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The vehicle is based on a carbon / aluminum modular chassis, which is left exposed in the four-seater interior, characterized by the futuristic AMOLED screen and a transparent, polycarbonate panoramic roof.

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The tires can adapt to different weather conditions and driver demands by expanding and contracting widthwise, creating gaps between the rubber to allow water flow and increase grip or shrinking themselves altogether generating a slightly larger, thinner and harder tire to aid fuel consumption.

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About the Designer

José Eduardo Sánchez is an Industrial Design student at the University of Guadalajara, México.

Image Courtesy: José Eduardo Sánchez for Car Body Design via car body design


DORODESIGN Likes: DOROLIFESTYLE in China Instagram Diary part II

In China DORODESIGN Lifestyle continue to spread and increase every day, after a preview on Solux Bathroom Design and release here’s a new diary Instagram-shaped. Because it’s a must have to tell people how to live.

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