Superloop Intersection for Self-Driving Cars by Atis Sedlenieks

Superloop has been designed as part as competition project for Tallinn Architecture Biennale “Self-Driven City”. The project was awarded honorable mention.

This proposal is intended for time when autonomous cars will be 100% main city transportation. What will that mean for city streets and intersections?

Time is most valuable unit and humankind always are longed for doing most in less time. The goal to “travel to destination faster” is one of the main drive reasons for transport infrastructure evolution. Horses, bicycles, trains, cars, aircrafts etc. The efforts to reach this goal will guide the development of the technology and the city also in the times to come. Autonomous cars definitely will solve the more productive use of travel time itself, but this time after all won’t solve the base goal – “travel to destination faster”. Cities and roads that are adapted to autonomous cars can help to reach this goal.

As there will be no human error there will be no or very high speed limit. Today speed limit on city roads varies from 30- 50km/h. With only autonomous cars on roads speed limit could be 150km/h. If speed limit is that high, the only thing stopping cars are intersections. Autonomous cars have to slow down taking turn because of centrifugal forces acting on vehicle. Tires don’t have enough grip and car simply slips out of the turn or flips over. This is where superelevation comes in when designing roads.
Our proposal is aiming for intersection solution concept that is as fast as possible. Concept that can be adapted and used in every intersection no matter how much traffic lanes are intersecting. In that way there is no traffic jams and for the first time city can narrow car roads leaving more space for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Designer : Atis Sedlenieks

Superloop Intersection for Self-Driving Cars by Atis Sedlenieks

Superloop Intersection for Self-Driving Cars by Atis Sedlenieks

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XTEND Portable Bathtub With Carbon Fiber Frame

Do you know that there’s a great effect when bathing in a bathtub? It makes you feel relax after a long day at work. Unfortunately, you might not be able to enjoy as often as you want when you travel a lot. XTEND brings you hope, it redefines the standard concept of a bathtub. Made of high quality materials with innovative manufacturing process, this project combines design, functionality, and comfort to bring you an enjoyable bathing time in your own bathtub wherever you are. It’s a foldable bathtub with 8.50mm thin plate and weighs only 7kg, making it highly portable. All components from water inlet, legs, and fabric inlay can be attached to the plate for easy transport, assembling this tub is fast and intuitive.

The design features contrasting yet complementary black and white color scheme. The frame is made from carbon fiber, the white inlay completes the tub cushions with 3 layer structure of synthetic high-performance material. This padded, machine washable fabric is soft, durable, and lightweight, the surface smoothens out once the tub is filled with water. Once you’re done, you can drain the water through a pump system.

Designer : Carina Deuschl

XTEND Portable Bathtub by Carina Deuschl

XTEND Portable Bathtub by Carina Deuschl

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Futuristic Toyota FCV Plus Concept Car Uses Compressed Hydrogen as Its Power Source

Toyota has debuted several concept cars during Tokyo Motor Show 2015, one of them got our attention due to its futuristic design. Toyota FCV Plus is a futuristic concept car created with future hydrogen-based society in mind, compressed hydrogen has a higher energy density than electricity, it can be generated from wide range of raw materials. Hydrogen is a promising future energy source, keeping this in mind, Toyota envisions a sustainable society where hydrogen energy is in widespread use through this concept car. The main goal of this concept car is to add an all-new sense of purpose to the automobile by turning fuel cell vehicles from eco cars to energy cars.

Aside from having its own hydrogen tank, Toyota FCV Plus can also generate electricity directly from hydrogen stored outside the vehicle. This hydrogen then transformed into a stable source electric power for use at home or on-the-go. when you don’t use the car as a transport, you can share its power generation capabilities with communities, create an organized local infrastructure.

Designer : Toyota

Futuristic Toyota FCV Plus Concept Car

Futuristic Toyota FCV Plus Concept Car

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Matani Eco Car Concept for Rural Sub-Saharan Africa

Matani is an eco vehicle dedicated to operate on rural Sub-Saharan Africa. This project won the Best Eco Interior of the Car Design Awards Global 2015 competition. This project main goal is to open new prospect of design field in the third world countries, creating a system that brings wildland designs to a new era by not only creating a masterpiece but also a practical infrastructure. The design team was sent to Africa voluntarily where they could do extensive researches and communicate with actual users. Equipped with 3D printer to create any necessary structure, engine, and batteries, the team has come up a smart mobility solution.

Matani means friend in African language, it’s designed to be great companion for its user. This project allows a user to design and develop their own vehicle to meet the structure of certain areas. It uses native’s fabric or animals leather to cover the roof, it creates a nice shade where passengers can rest under it comfortably. The roof of the car can be used to produce water, it liquefies air through mesh net structure when daily temperature range is extremely high, it is able to make 100liter of water per day.

Designers : Jung Ju Yeon, HakDo Kim, and Lichard Kim

Matani Eco Car Concept for Africa by Jung Ju Yeon, HakDo Kim, and Lichard Kim

Matani Eco Car Concept for Africa by Jung Ju Yeon, HakDo Kim, and Lichard Kim

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Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Has Been Designed Based on Aeronautics and Speed

Hyundai has showcased its latest high performance sub-brand N during 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo represents Hyundai’s ability to enhance its high performance DNA, even though it’s designed for virtual game, the team paid attention to the very details. This ultimate concept car offers unique perspective on future performance characteristics, it’ll be available exclusively to PlayStation Gran Turismo video game series.

The powertrain of this futuristic racing car is based on world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell system. It features a total output of 650kW (871 HP) while its super capacitor system can generate additional 150 kW (201 HP) thanks to energy regeneration when braking. All this power is delivered through 4 high-powered independent in-wheel motors, giving rider uncompromised traction.

Designer : Hyundai

Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo

Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo

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Aero Gran Turismo Concept Car is a Tribute to The History of Aero Cars

Due to recent concepts from major automotive manufacturers for Gran Turismo video game, Michal Jelinek made an attempt to design his own version of a virtual racing car under the brand AERO. Aero was a Czechoslovak automobile, manufactured between 1929-1947. It was a well-known aircraft and car body company in Praha-Vysocany, but now, the company only produces aircrafts.

Aero Vision Gran Turismo is a tribute to the history of Aero cars, it features cocoon shaped cockpit where the body structure plays the role as the main frame, an exoskeleton while serving as a set of wings and spoilers to provide optimum ground effect and aerodynamics. The electric powertrain is fully distributed directly to all 4 wheels.

Designer : Michal Jelinek

Aero Concept Car by Michal Jelinek

Aero Concept Car by Michal Jelinek

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Honda Project 2&4 Concept Car Was Inspired by The Legendary Honda RA272 of 1965

Honda has announced its latest concept Honda Project 2&4 Car during 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It represents innovative Honda commitment to innovation and creativity in automotive industry. This car boasts Honda design with advanced technologies, demonstrating Honda’s creativity to meet personal mobility challenges of today and the future. Powered by RC213V, this concept car is the winning entry from Honda’s “Global design Project”, each detail has been carefully designed to inspire and reward creative thinking.

Honda Project 2&4 was the result from collaboration between Honda’s motorcycle design center in Asaka and Honda’s automobile design center in Wako, Japan. The company says this unique vehicle provides you with the freedom of motorcycle and the maneuverability of a car. This is one of examples of the continuous effort to create more and more immersive driving experience, Honda brings out the capabilities in two and four-wheel mobility.

From : Honda

Honda Project 2&4 Concept Car

Honda Project 2&4 Concept Car

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CARGO “Everything Everywhere” : 3 Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicle for South East Asia Environments

Cargo “Everything Everywhere” is a concept vehicle dedicated for South East Asia because the territory is rich of different scenarios and environments. Due to Western influence and significant influx of tourists, these areas are evolving rapidly, especially in big cities or areas near tourist attractions. However, there’s a big percentage of wild land remains untouched and there’s a large part of population still resides in these places, living in harmony with nature where infrastructures are not good.

My goal for this project was to made an unstoppable futuristic vehicle, easy to use and with a big cargo space that can reach every place easily and fast, the vehicle is completely configurable and adaptable for every work purpose or just to have fun as a sport vehicle, that means that the vehicle gets the characteristics depending on the purpose you want to reach, as an extension of your attitude.

This cargo is a three-wheeled all-terrain vehicle that moves through any kind of surfaces while carrying large loads. It’s an adaptable and versatile vehicle with hybrid engine, giving you high autonomy and performance where you can choose what kind of power to use according to your need and availability. It features energy recovery system and hybrid engine that optimize its performance and fuel, those 3 independent wheels provide optimum driving comfort and safety. This vehicle acts as an extension of human body and moves with it.

Designer : Valerio Polifroni

CARGO Everything Everywhere by Valerio Polifroni

CARGO Everything Everywhere by Valerio Polifroni

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Vertical City : Modular Skyscraper Structure for Middle East

Vertical City is a design proposal by Luca Curci architects for a vertical city-building settled in the water project located in Middle East. It’s a special project that combines sustainability with population density, the goal here is to build a zero-energy city building.

It started by analyzing contemporary skyscraper structure, conceived as a compact element, smooth, and alienated from the surrounding space. This project tries to re-interpret the structure in an opened structure, equipped with green areas on each level with lots of natural light and ventilations. In this way, its residents might be able to enjoy a healthier lifestyle in connection with natural elements by rethinking the traditional concept of community and society.

Vertical City’s structure is based on a modular structural pre-fabricated element, enabling the building to be arranged repeatedly horizontally as well as vertically. The singular shape of the structural element creates a unique 3D network that sustains every single floor. This structure is surrounded by a membrane of photovoltaic glasses that provides electricity to the whole building, making it self sustained building.

Designer : Luca Curci Architects

Vertical City by Luca Curci Architects

Vertical City by Luca Curci Architects

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Alpha Concept Car : Single Seater Vehicle with Wooden Chassis

Alpha is a concept car that creates a link between a regular car and a lighter vehicle such as bicycle or a motorcycle. Due to its compact size (3000 mm length,1500 mm width, and 900 mm high ) this electrically powered single-seater vehicle would be ideal for a dynamic young population living in continuously growing cities of the future. The uniqueness of this car lies in its wooden chassis. Designed by Rustam Schogenoff, you can read his explanations about this futuristic car below.

The idea here is to replace all the complex and heavy engineering components of a vehicle by technical properties of the natural materials. One of these materials is wood. This simple material has a number of excellent building physics properties. The main ones are: strength, hardness, lightweight, elasticity, toughness, decay-resistance, and strength. It aims to smartly installed wooden limbs so that it could replace conventional chassis with complex elements such as suspensions, axles and dampers. The construction would even already incorporate all the functions of those elements. The number of technical devices used in a vehicle would be reduced, which would automatically reduce the total weight, energy consumption, the ejected gases, the energy in the production and of course the price).

Designer : Rustam Schogenoff

Mercedes-Benz Alpha Concept Car by Rustam Schogenoff

Mercedes-Benz Alpha Concept Car by Rustam Schogenoff

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DHL Water Strider Concept Won DHL Blue Sky Transport Design Award

DHL Water Strider is an autonomous solar powered delivery boat that takes an advantage of the world’s waterways infrastructure to transport the growing amount of goods.

In 2014, just 16 of the world’s largest freight ships account for the same amount of emissions as all the cars in the world. Oliver Lehtonen and Philippe Hohlfeld, postgraduate students in the Royal College of Art and the Imperial College London, looked further into the transportation of goods and found out that the logistic chains are almost completely based on vehicles running on combustion engines, all the way to the congested last mile. In addition, people’s changing consumption habits, centered around increasing use of e-commerce, will set vast pressure for the current logistic system. This increased pressure on the system only means increased amount of vehicles on the roads and the oceans.

DHL Water Strider will lead the way for the next generation sustainable delivery services with express delivery on waters. Drone technology and the autonomous vehicles have advanced to the point where they are ready to hit the roads. However, with the majority of world’s cities accessed through waterways (85% of the European capitals are located on rivers), DHL’s autonomous electric delivery boats take advantage of this new technology on re-found waterways infrastructure. Innovative service offers a fast, quiet and clean delivery in and out of towns located along the rivers and coastal areas.

Designers : Oliver Lehtonen and Philippe Hohlfeld

DHL Water Strider by Oliver Lehtonen and Philippe Hohlfeld

DHL Water Strider by Oliver Lehtonen and Philippe Hohlfeld

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Tulip Concept EV Features Modular Design to Suit Your Needs

Ognyan Bozhilov has submitted his latest personal vehicle design to Tuvie. It’s an electric personal vehicle for modern city with modular design to suit your mobility needs. You can read details explanation below.

The Tulip is not yet another electric vehicle. The way I see it’s a striving to change the idea of one’s personal mobility. I don’t think it’s enough to cope with the emissions from conventional vehicles. We have to address also the industry that is creating them and the consumer mind of modern people fueling this industry.

This is why I want to design not only a new type of vehicle, but a whole new model for the personal transportation. An object that evolves with you, something that you form an emotional connection with. Look at it as your home. You can’t buy home. You can buy a house and use it as a base to build upon. Model it and arrange it according to your taste and needs until gradually over time it becomes your home. I want to achieve this effect with a vehicle.

Designer : Ognyan Bozhilov

Tulip Concept EV Personal Transportation by Ognyan Bozhilov

Tulip Concept EV Personal Transportation by Ognyan Bozhilov

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Novarix IV Eye Vein Scanner by 3FormDesign

Taking a blood sample is something we all have to go through. But for some people it is more stressful because the clinician can’t find a vein. Without visible veins, the clinician is left to attempting; poking and stabbing until luck plays a part and a vein is found. Failed attempts are common, not just in those of us with less visible veins. More recently, the problem has increased due the popularity of fashionable tattoos that hide the veins, as well as the rise in the number of people with an above average body mass index (BMI).

The Novarix IV-eye promises to make blood sampling a stress-free exercise. Through real-time imaging of a patient’s vascular structure, this innovative little portable infra-red vein scanner shows the clinician where to strike.

The IV-eye has a unique interface with the patent: flexible wings. These innovative wings house the patented emitter electronics and provide a comfortable tailored fit to any arm, ensuring a clear image for the clinician to use.

Designing and developing these wings was a challenge. Novarix turned to product design company 3form Design to provide a complete turnkey product: designed, developed and manufactured.

Designer : 3formdesign for Novarix

Novarix IV Eye Vein Scanner by 3FormDesign

Novarix IV Eye Vein Scanner by 3FormDesign

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Our Top 20 Picks from A’ Design Awards & Competition Winners 2014-2015

A’ Design Awards & Competition has released the winning designs, we can promise you this, those designs are awesome! A good design speaks international language, that’s why this prestigious design award attracts thousands of designers worldwide waiting to showcase their best designs. The results of 2014-2015 are 836 winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines. All winners would enjoy great exposure for their works, all award winning designs will be exhibited in Ireland, the World Design Hub 2015, Italy, and Holland, while the “invitation-only” Gala Night and Award Ceremony will be held in Lake Como, Italy on April 18.

This year competition was much harder than previous years due to increased competition by increased quality and quantity or works. Each entry was carefully evaluated by member of international jury panel of established academics, creative design professionals, press members, and entrepreneurs. The A’ Design Award and Competition 2014-2015 Edition was further endorsed by ICSID -International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, IFI – The International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers and ICOGRADA – International Council of Communication Design which imposed several additional criteria during evaluation and voting.

We have chosen 20 amazing designs (in random orders) among hundreds that we’d like to share with you:

1. Strata Chair by Ben Preston

Strata is a unique chair that demonstration the basic concept of “complimentary juxtaposition”. It demonstrates complexity made possible by using modern technology and traditional building methods. The unique spiral pattern on the exterior can be achieved by rotating plywood “bricks” upward, the voids from the pattern create a playful shadows while displaying true nature and construction of the piece as unity. The seat and footrests are polished to shine, creating a luxurious appearance that creates contrast to rough exterior surface.

A' Design Awards & Competition – Winners 2015 - Strata Chair by Ben Preston

A' Design Awards & Competition – Winners 2015 - Strata Chair by Ben Preston

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Toilet Paper Roll Redesign by Sheng-Hung Lee and Josipa Dodig

Even simple thing can be upgraded for better functionality, take a look at this project: Toilet Paper Roll Redesign. It’s a project submitted by Sheng-Hung Lee to Tuvie, it aims to prevent the bottom of tissue touches any surface. You can read the explanation from the designer below.

People use toilet paper for a variety of reasons e.g. wiping up spills, removing makeup, bathroom hygiene and cleaning chores. But people are prone to put toilet paper on table or put kitchen paper towel near sink in kitchen without putting it in toilet roll holder or toilet tissue reserve canister. The dust, bacteria, water or oil stain would easily attach to bottom surface of paper. Therefore we redesign toilet paper roll, as slogan goes: Turn paper roll upside down, make dust go away! New toilet paper roll is made from disinfected recycling paper pulp. Don’t purchase toilet roll holder, because toilet paper roll is the best holder. After toilet paper is used up, compressible structure design makes users press down on toilet paper roll without effort and reduce waste size. The design draws the public attention to care more about the hygiene and environmental protection issue.

Product Instructions

  1. Tear toilet paper roll inside with precut dash line.
  2. Turn bottom part upside down and then put it back. The wavy part should be visible outside the toilet paper roll.
  3. Now it becomes a toilet paper roll stand.
  4. After using toilet paper, easily compress the wavy part to make paper roll flatten in order to reduce the waste.

Designers : Sheng-Hung Lee and Josipa Dodig
Advisors : Chris Hosmer and Brian Wen
Sponsors : Pu Ten Product Model Making Company and 3 Studio Shanghai

Toilet Paper Roll Redesign by Sheng-Hung Lee and Josipa Dodig

Toilet Paper Roll Redesign by Sheng-Hung Lee and Josipa Dodig

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