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

bike cycles

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Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3

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

Lug Investigation

The lug as a node for connection was investigated using the same techniques as the earlier bike material studies. Through mirroring and rotating, a new type of lug with distinct inherent qualities emerged. This new typology was then tested for its ability to aggregate within a field condition, as well as its connective ability.

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Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3, Site Analysis + Proposal, Uncategorized

redefinition: frame

bikecollages final layout 1.aibikecollages final layout 1.aiDigital and physical collages were done using the different knuckles of the bike frame (headset, dropout, bottom bracket, seat stay). The intent was to identify new connections and geometries and eventually build a larger rigid structure out of similar components. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Material Studies, Phase 3

redefinition: brake caliper

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In a series of tests, we begin to test the connectivity and limits of the brake caliper through welding and epoxy.  These are based on previous collage techniques and more functional connections seen while tinkering.

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Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3

brake calipers

bikecollages final layout 1.ai

Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3

material tessellations

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Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3

bicycle collage study

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Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3

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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