Category Archives: Design

Design: Dry Carbon Fibre ‘Air Yacht’ By Lazzarini

Lazzarini has unveiled an amazing “James Bond styled” airship yacht concept.

Called Air Yacht, the extravagant vehicle has been revealed in concept images from Rome-based firm Lazzarini Design Studio according to a Daily Mail report.

According to the website, “the dry carbon fibre structure can reach 60 knots thanks to four solar-powered electric propellers and two helium-filled blimps, allowing it to fly, hover and float on the water too.”

Design: Modular E-Bike Powered By Hydrogen

StudioMOM developed the LAVO bike, a compact modular transport concept powered by green hydrogen:

  • We designed it as a toolkit for a new emission-free mode of transport.
  • The form language is that of a means of transport. Not of a bicycle.
  • All technical elements can be assembled like Lego blocks.
  • The concept is easily adaptable: from city bike to transport bike for small business use.
  • The technology has been cleverly incorporated into the frame. Just look at the lighting units.
  • The top frame is designed to be ergonomically adjustable for everyone.
  • The unique Elian steering hub provides excellent riding characteristics, rigidity and comfort.

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Views: The English Garden Magazine – February 2022

Views: Top E-Bicycle Designs Of The Year 2021

In 2021, living more sustainably and consciously should be a priority for all of us, – whether it’s making changes in our daily lives, consumption, or even our means of transportation. Our typical fossil-fuel-consuming means of transportation need to be replaced by greener and more environment-friendly alternatives, and Electric Bicycles are an appealing option! 

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Design: ‘Branch House’

The location of this project is in Athena, Florida, In designing this project, we got an idea from a tree branch, so that the house is connected to a vertical structure in the form of a console, like a tree branch growing from a tree trunk.

Vertical connection including stairs and elevators inside the structure, which is located vertically, which acts as a vertical core. As soon as a person enters the house, one is faced with the endless view of nature, which is in front of the entrance door of the house. In fact, one reaches the light (interior space of the house) from the dark space of vertical connection.

The interior includes a bedroom and living room next to the fireplace, a bathroom and Wc , and a small kitchen.

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Design: ‘Thundertruck’ Solar Batwing EV Truck

Creative agency wolfgang LA has unveiled the thundertruck, an electric offroader with futuristic looks. Although just a proposal for now, the multipurpose EV promises ‘superior on and off-road performance’ and ‘an entirely new level of versatility and functionality’, all with zero emissions.

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Tours: Off The Grid ‘Pine Flat Lodge’ In Tasmania

Located on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, Pine Flat Lodge emerges from the environment as a place of retreat and immersion. The off the grid lodge is proposed as a minimal insertion within the landscape, a simple gesture that holds the space between the pines and the expansive view beyond the site. Imbued with a sense of belonging and placemaking, the off the grid lodge was approached in a deliberate manner, with focus placed on the conservation and rehabilitation of the land.

As a response, the architecture and interior design of the lodge accentuates an outward perspective, blurring the lines between indoors and out. The off the grid lodge is comprised of a series of modules within a continuous envelope, which in turn opens out to the landscape. The communal spaces are separated by decks and continue the structure’s discourse with the external environment, while the sleeping quarters represent an intended moment of quiet and retreat. The lodge tour also highlights Pine Flat Lodge’s solar power and rainwater collection, a physical reminder to visitors to be mindful when experiencing the space and landscape.

When designing a lodge, especially one that operates off grid, sustainability must inform each component. The material of the cabin is motivated by the surrounding context – sustainably sourced timber is used throughout the off the grid lodge. The structure utilises resources in an accountable way by pursuing efficient use of materials and minimising carbon footprint while supporting local craftsman. Bespoke details feature throughout the off the grid lodge, celebrating craft and the natural environment in an authentic and sustainable manner.