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pratt B/C/V/C/B summer design studio

water collection surface renderings

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Filed under: Phase 3, Water Collection

Aquaduct by IDEO

Aquaduct by IDEO. this concept tricycle that purifies water as the rider pedals, at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town last month. Called Aquaduct, it was developed to help people in the developing world who have to make long journeys to collect water, which is often unsafe to drink.The tricycle has a large water tank mounted over the rear axles. Pedalling draws water through a filter to a second, removable, tank mounted in front of the handlebars.

Filed under: Water Collection

recycle-a-bicycle!

yesterday mike and carla went to go pick up donated recycled bike parts at Recycle-a-Bicycle‘s LIC warehouse.  there they met the program’s wonderful director, pasqualina, who’s really interested in finding new/other uses for bicycle parts. the organization is really exciting and they have a bunch of on-going community projects, from flower sculptures to youth bicycle classes, internships, volunteer opportunities, bike benefits, and basically everything and anything to do with bicycles. we think it’s really great that they’re interested in what we’re doing, just as much as we’re interested in what they’re doing, and we look forward to this and any other projects that might come from this happy union. thanks!!!

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[more images of their awesome workshop after the jump]

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Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3

site anaylsis [part 4]

map of water rise levels.ai

housing typologies.ai

Filed under: Phase 3, Site Analysis + Proposal

Mekong Floods Fill Tônlé Sap

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So apparently NASA is tracking the Tonle Sap.

Pretty cool, thanks for the heads up Erik!

Filed under: Phase 3, Site Analysis + Proposal

friday’s presentation

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Filed under: Phase 3, Thermal/Vaccum Form Studies

national geographic presents angkor wat

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site visuals: chong khneas

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Filed under: Cambodia, Phase 3, Site Analysis + Proposal

thermal plastic forming video

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Filed under: Phase 3, Thermal/Vaccum Form Studies

site analysis

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site cycles

Filed under: Phase 3, Site Analysis + Proposal

re.ison d’être

Red_iculous is an architectural proposal for a flood plain community on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. after visiting sites in Cambodia, Vietnam, and China, it was abundantly clear that the bicycle played an integral role in modern asian society (not only a mode of transportation, but a material to be harnessed). This, alongside studies in plastic forming, site, water, mechanical connection, cycles, mobility, and deployability begin to converge upon a solution tailored to the people of the flood plain.

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