on 2014-01-10 10:44
Work site+ is a futuristic visualization of an
This design proposal has been developed within
the context of the Mobilotoop project.
'The work site+ is one´s own or a shared
workshop equipped with virtual assistance.
Like to work on your bicycle yourself, but
don´t always have the necessary experience? Work site+
shows wear and tear information, building instructions
and handy tips for repair or assembly. The information is projected
- according to principles of augmented reality - over your modular
bicycle. If this still doesn´t do the trick, you can call on
the assistance of experts for a remote demonstration.'
Peter Baeyens, Peter Defreyne, Bram Boot,
Freya Van de Gaer
on 2014-01-07 10:40
by Jo Van Bostraeten & Dirk Wenmakers.
Triangle bike -
by Thomas Lommée
, Jo Van
Bostraeten & Andrea de
Both bikes have been developed for the Mobilotoop
on 2013-12-10 17:30
Autarkytecture further explores the OpenStructures
model on an architectural level.
Instead of trying to anticipate the
perfect building for a specific moment in time, the Autarkytecture
project proposes flexible constructions that can adapt over time.
The project calls for a built environment that is no longer the
product of radical architectural theory, but one that rather builds
on preceding architectural practices. Successful patterns of the
past were explored and translated into guiding design principles
for the future. Important inspirational books in this process were
‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander and
‘How Buildings Learn’ by Stewart Brand.
This research is about shifting our attention from the timely
towards the timeless, from how buildings look towards how they
feel. It aspires to integrate the aspect of time into design and
architecture and to create a built environment that can and may
change, that ages gracefully and just feels right. Moreover, the
flexible constructions allow for a variety of overlapping functions
– such as living and working – creating, in this way,
an alternative and hybrid living environment.
Design proposal by
& Christiane Hoegner
The Sketchup file of the model can be
Some further explorations by Maud Bausier.