Dot Concept Car Was Designed and Developed in Collaboration with Sazgar Company

Auto rickshaws needs to be developed to take the step into the 21-century. Therefore a project was started by University of Gujrat Product Design Department where a Modular car concept was developed in collaboration with Sazgar Company Ltd.; which is a Pakistani manufacturer of auto rickshaws Company. To develop a new product in the modern world one of the most important challenges is class of the users. As for the automotive industries this challenge has a great importance since the outcome can be devastating. One important category from the Class point of view is the vehicle cost, and another important factor in developing or converting auto rickshaw into modular Car was to improve its safety. One way of improving the safety is to improve the suspension and handling which is addressed in this thesis work.

Even today, many auto-rickshaws used in Pakistan are similar in design of the Piaggio Ape C from 1956, based on the Vespa. With a population of over 183 million people, a huge market for these auto-rickshaws exists in Pakistan. This project aims to develop the vehicle platform for a new Modular car that is more environmentally friendly and better suited for its users. The goals for this Modular car are improving vehicle handling, impact safety, and passenger and driver ergonomics while using a platform possible for Hardtack to implement in production. The project proceeded according to the product development process described by Sazgar Company Ltd.

Designers : Tahir Shafiq and Mubashar Hassan
Supervised By Mazhar Abbas

Dot Concept Car by Tahir Shafiq and Mubashar Hassan

Dot Concept Car by Tahir Shafiq and Mubashar Hassan

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A’ Design Award and Competition 2014 – Winners

It’s time again to announce the winners of A’ Design Award & Competition, with more than 12,000 entries in more than 100 categories from 208 countries, you will find amazing products, buildings, accessories, and much more. A’ Design Award & Competition has been a prestigious design competition that attracts thousands of designers from around the world to showcase their best works. It sets a benchmark for design development in different countries and the winning designs along with the designers get international fame in an instant.

Here are 20 amazing designs among hundreds that we’d like to share with you.

1. Black Shadow H-E by Mark Norton Menendez
Remember the old days when leather jacket clad riders raced from one café to another just to prove themselves? Well, those days were the inspiration of this project. Black Shadow H-E (Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid Motorcycle) features vintage style with modern technology. Its carbon titanium composite frame making this vehicle becomes a lightweight, ecological bike with vintage styling.

A' Design Award and Competition 2014 Winners - Black Shadow H-E by Mark Norton Menendez

2. Schon Lamp by Mostafa Arvand
Inspired by the form of seashells, this beautiful artistic Schon Lamp attracts everyone to approach to touch it. The light surface is located at the center to create soft illumination and uniform light to its surrounding. Simply touch the body to turn the light on/off.

A' Design Award and Competition 2014 Winners - Schon Lamp by Mostafa Arvand

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A’Design Award & Competition 2014 – Last Call for Submissions – 3 Days Left!

There are only 3 days left guys, hurry up! This is a friendly reminder to all designers all around the world, time is ticking so if you plan to submit your design/project to A’Design Award & Competition, you better hurry. It’s A’Design Award & Competition last call for submission, the deadline is February 28, 2014, so pick your best works and submit them now.

We have featured an article about this competition, you can read it here, it’s a prestigious design competition that will certainly expose your design portfolio to larger audience. The PR push will get the world to notice your talent, a dream of every young designer to gain recognitions.

A’Design Award & Competition 2014 - Last call for submission

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Anaconda Yacht : 65m Modern Explorer Yacht by Juan Ortiz Rincon

Anaconda Yacht is a 65m modern explorer yacht designed by Juan Ortiz Rincon. He was selected as Young Designer of the Year Finalist during the 2013 ShowBoatsDesign Awards at Monaco. It’s been designed for worldwide adventures or traveling in a relaxed way even to the most remote places without sacrificing comfort of your superyacht lifestyle. It boasts clear profile lines of the exterior design that make it easy to recognize and remember the yacht, providing her with a unique character. You can feel the interior style of this yacht provides the feeling of open, luminous spaces, both inside and outside areas are connected with elements such as panoramic windows and skylights.

As a yacht owner, this person can enjoy a skylight above the bed, a perfect place for shooting star watching. There’s also inside-outside glass Jacuzzi which is usable in any weather conditions.

The material of this concept yacht combines warm, natural colors and textures, such as black lip mother of pearl, white oak, honey onyx and coconut mosaics, with contemporary materials, like glass and stainless steel.

Designer : Juan Ortiz Rincon

Anaconda Yacht by Juan Ortiz Rincon

Anaconda Yacht by Juan Ortiz Rincon

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Modern Public Toilet in Beijing by Michael Young

A public toilet next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing has been designed by Michael Young. This modern toilet design was developed to suit the existing environment which was de-commissioned due to ill repair some years earlier. Traditionally, all neighborhood would depend on these facilities since the local housing was built without toilets that gives context to the historical significance of this site.

The location of this toilet is near one of China’s most important cultural sites, Tiananmen Square, this toilet is also around the classic stone work of basic local housing. The architect has come up with concept that reflects these 2 extremes.

There are 2 crucial challenges in building the structure, one, interior has to be solid and functional and second it has to have minimal foot print. The architect has developed a series of 4 units that offers the user both privacy and stimulation. You need to remember the classic toilet usually has 5 holes in the ground with no flushing or partition, in this structure, it’s really important to improve user quality of life through additional drainage and privacy (some public bathrooms in China don’t have doors). The interior offers user easy cleaning, great air flow, and management of the industrial aspects that are housed such as power terminals and drainage.

Designer : Michael Young

Public Toilet in Beijing by Michael Young

Public Toilet in Beijing by Michael Young

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Apollo E-Bike : Folding Bike Designed for Daily Urban Use

Earning its name from the roman god of the sun, the Apollo E-Bike expresses the identity of the Solsonica brand trough the chromatic composition and the logotype featured on its main frame. The “Italian Flag Badge” reinforces the national origin, assuming the Apollo as an unmistakable Italian Design product. Designed for a daily urban use, Apollo E-Bike introduces an innovative folding system, easily adapting it to any situation where space economy matters.

Equipped with a detachable 260Wh LiFePO4 battery, a 250W In-wheel Motor and a Dynamo (for energy recovery), Apollo E-bike is able to reach a top speed of 25km/h with a maximum range of 60km in full-electric mode. One button click away and its user can choose between two other modes (Hybrid and Pedal) extending the overall range.

Designers : Pedro Almeida and Ricardo Fonseca

Apollo E-Bike

Apollo E-Bike

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Light of Inspiration : A Light Design That Was Inspired by Spain

Light of Inspiration” was a design submission from postgraduate student of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, School of Architecture and Design. This lamp was the result of one of class projects where the brief was to translate a culture, history and identity of country into an object. Although “Light of Inspiration” lamp was only made from vellum transparent paper, it looks pretty awesome, we love the layering design that forms into hexagonal shape.

Recently I was assigned a project in which we selected a country (mine being Spain), study a film from the corresponding and identify important aspects of their culture, history and current identity. This research was then to be translated into any object in which we desire. I chose to focus on the divergent public and private lives in which the Spanish people live.

From this idea I felt it was appropriate to model a light as this would allow me to play with the ideas of transparencies, hidden secrets and personal perceptions. From these ideas I created the light which I have attached images of.

Vellum transparent paper was used to allow a build-up of layers (like in private lives) without losing essential lighting qualities. This material was formed into hexagonal shapes using wire framing to create a connection with the traditional muxarabis (Spanish blinds). The hexagonal shape also created an interesting faceted surface, having strong links to modern Spanish architecture with clean sharp lines and a simple white surface. The inner tile patterns of the light which have been laser cut come from some of the imagery in which Antonio Gaudi used in his works. These tiles allow shadow patterns to be created throughout the light and on surrounding surfaces, almost as if revealing an inner secret.

Overall I feel that the light has captured the key ideas and aspects in which I set out to achieve while also providing an interesting and new architectural/furniture piece.

Designer : Cameron D. Price

Light of Inspiration by Cameron D. Price

Light of Inspiration by Cameron D. Price

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Spaceport America Design Proposal by James Law Cybertecture

Spaceport America is one of great James Law Cybertecture’s designs to offer a breathtaking and jaw-dropping experience to the world citizens. We know that the official architects for Spaceport America are URS and Foster + Partners, however, we’d just like to show you other design proposal that offers the same futuristic elements. This commercial spacesport has been uniquely designed to utilize a liquid metal structural theme to illustrate the ground-breaking and challenging mission of our modern space exploration era.

Designer : James Law

Spaceport America Design Proposal by James Law Cybertecture

Spaceport America Design Proposal by James Law Cybertecture

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Sirena Trimaran Yacht Features Larger Interior Space, Lower Drag Coefficient and Lower Emissions

Sirena trimaran yacht is a 50m trimaran, designed by Adrian Smith and Matthew Jeffrey. With an ever increasing need for more environmentally friendly motor yachts, a trimaran provides a more efficient platform for a super yacht, with a lower drag coefficient, resulting in lower emissions and a larger interior space.

Designers : Adrian Smith and Matthew Jeffrey

Sirena Trimaran Yacht by Adrian Smith and Matthew Jeffrey

Sirena Trimaran Yacht by Adrian Smith and Matthew Jeffrey

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Kanapetko Desk Gives More Working Space Without Occupying A Lot Of Your Interior

Recently I have purchased a desk for my personal use and I have realized that I would never had to run countless shops to select the one that can meet my requirements only if I could overlook the space constraints inside my house which is a vital issue for almost all range of people too.

It is quite understandable that future furniture will be sleek, compact, handy and most of all, they will feature adjustable, multi-purpose use and Kanapetko desk can give a clear impression of modern furniture. Behind the simple and clean design, the desk comprises two slidable surfaces with bendable metal support, creating three times larger working space for creative people, without spending a lot of your room space. The spacious drawers with unsurpassed running action can provide supreme user experience even when the desk is heavily loaded and features bluemotion technology that enables the drawers to be closed silently and effortlessly. The rolling carriage can’t be overlooked too. These rollers ensure convenient moving of the desk from one room to another.

Designer : Krassi Dimitrov

kanapetko desk

kanapetko desk

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Shrink Furniture Is An Ultimate Solution Of The Modern Interior Space Constrain In Urban Houses

What could be the most efficient solution of organizing your house with all necessary furniture when you are living in a small place? Buying relatively smaller one that can barely meet your requirements? Or pretending that you don’t need them when you can feel their need in every step of your daily life? How about furniture that can shrink? Sounds good right? Shrink Furniture can give you the opportunity to utilize your interior space most efficiently by enabling two chairs and a table getting shrunk into one unit, making it possible to place other useful items when they are not in use. When required, just slide out the concept to accommodate two persons and a table for additional use.

Designer : Bhagvanji. M. Sonagra

shrink furniture

shrink furniture

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Saeco Xsmall, An Automatic Espresso Coffee Machines by DesignWorksUSA

The latest coffee maker design from the house of Saeco seems to be a winner, right from the word “go”. It is in continuation with the last revamping that was done for the entire line of coffee machines along with the design arm of the BMW group. It has been dubbed as Saeco Xsmall, and is the smallest of its model. Overall the product has design elements of its previous products i.e. Primea, Talea & Odea. The interface of the product is quite user friendly, with a centralized knob. Also the color combination that has been incorporated by the designers is quite contemporary and surely will find many takers.

saeco x small espresso machine

saeco x small espresso machine

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Luxury Hoesch Sensamare Bathroom Design

Tired of using that same bathroom everyday? Try out this unique and new line of showers and bathtubs known as the “Sensamare” designed by Professor Gunther Horntrich. This diverse and Italian bathroom design can definitely give you a luxurious feeling. The original Hoesch Everclean Glass has the capacity of reducing the number of limestone and water deposits for an almost waterproof glass. This marvelous design includes reclining shower benches which are very durable and comfortable. The transparent glasses are used to give a modern and open appearance to the bathroom. This can be one of your choices to give an exciting look to your bathroom.

hoesch sensamare shower

hoesch sensamare shower

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Apple Introduces Apple Watch with Digital Crown

Finally, the most talk about device is here, we probably would see all Apple fanboys wear them not so long from now. It’s a modern, stylish, and elegant timepiece from Apple, and no, it’s not iWatch, it’s just “Watch”. Apple aims to create powerful technology for your wrist, it’s Apple’s most personal device yet, a device that represents a new chapter in your relationship with technology, because it’s been designed to be worn. Something that you wear is usually different from those you keep on your desk or carry in your pocket. It has to be something more personal, because it’s an expression of your personality. That’s why Apple Watch features 3 different models to help you find the perfect watch for you.

Watch features stainless steel case with sapphire crystal and a range of stylish bands.

Watch Sport features anodized aluminum case in silver or space gray with strengthened Ion-X glass and colorful bands.

Watch Edition features 18-karat gold case in yellow or rose with sapphire crystal and gorgeous crafted bands & closures.

From : Apple

Apple Watch with Digital Crown

Apple Watch with Digital Crown

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Futuristic Rinspeed XchangE Autonomous Concept Car Is Too Good To Be True

If Rinspeed XchangE Autonomous concept car was going to be a standard for our future vehicle, then I would love to time travel into the future. From the outside, it looks just like any other car, but the inside that counts, it is filled with futuristic technology to make our driving experience as comfortable as possible. All major auto manufacturers are designing and developing autonomous driving car which should be our reality somewhere near future, but most of them put the finishing touch on the technology. Rinspeed chooses different approach by placing man at the center of the autonomous car and presents this concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Rinspeed XchangE allows you to travel in business-class style, it’s both mobile office and mobile living room, you can sit and relax, enjoying the view along the way since the car moves you, not the other way around. Forget about tired eyes from staring at the road, you can sit back, relax, watch a movie or just listening to your favorite music while making a cup of espresso.

From : Rinspeed

Futuristic Rinspeed XchangE Autonomous Concept Car

Futuristic Rinspeed XchangE Autonomous Concept Car

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