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We start with the latest stories from this year and will supplement them in the coming time with those of the past years and those of the future. The year and numbering will take you directly to them. We hope you will enjoy it and if you are more interested, please contact us.
the floating cabin
We have been dreaming of flying vehicles for decades. Again and again there are companies and projects that promise to make this dream come true. DAP 20 is a study that shows how we imagine a compact aircraft in the future. The focus is on the clear, geometric design language and large glass surfaces.
the modular city tram
The 'CIMO' tram combines passenger and cargo transport in a modular concept and shows how public transport can function and be expanded in a sustainable city of the future without motorised individual transport. The cargo tram complements urban logistics with rail freight transport.
The starting point was global climate change, rising emissions in cities and their growing traffic problems. These are largely caused by motorised private transport. Therefore, we decided to develop a sustainable mobility concept for our cities, which led to the design of the modular tram. CIMO gives concrete new impulses for the design, possible uses and a modular structure. All this can contribute to make public transport more attractive again and to meet the requirements of a new and sustainable infrastructure, a city worth living in and the wishes and needs of passengers.
CIMO shows the versatile potential for trams and public transport of the future. With its modularity, the train can be adapted to the requirements and changes of future cities and their transport systems. The integration and fusion with other transport offers of the local mobility around pedestrians and cyclists plays a decisive role. With a new interior layout consisting of passenger and multi-purpose compartments, it offers additional space for the comfortable transport of bicycles, prams, wheelchairs or other larger objects. New seating and standing arrangements provide new opportunities for relaxed, interactive or productive city travel. With the Cargobahn, idle times, such as at night, are used to offer an additional system for urban freight transport in the growing logistics sector and to further relieve the strain on the roads.
In the scenario of a sustainable city without private cars, the tram must take over functions that only the private car has been able to perform so far. The result is a large multi-purpose compartment, but also impulses for a new, unprecedented travel experience in trams. Augmented reality windows turn the ride into an interactive journey that provides passengers with playful or insightful information about places or events on their itinerary. The workplace of the train driver is upgraded and with the use of new technologies and a better overview, the profession will regain its attractiveness.
concept & design
by Johanna Seelemann
& Daniel Rauch
Daniel joined Johanna Seelemann in her master graduation project Terra Incognita at Design Academy Eindhoven in the department of Contextual Design in March 2019. Together they developed and designed a row of five sculptures made out of industrial clay that is commonly used in the design process of automobiles. The clay objects were presented at Graduation Show 2019 during the Dutch Design Week.
Graduation Show 2019
19.10 – 27.10.2019
5613 LE Eindhoven
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the black cup series
The ceramic cup series comes in three sizes. Its shapes are simple, distinctive and pure. The story behind the design is simple. The shape of the largest object is devided in two halfs, that results in a medium and small cup. While the shape of the hand-made-manufactured cups remain the same, the differentiation are the glaces, which vary from matte to glossy blacks and experimental dark chrome versions. The cups could be purchased from the limited editions that were produced in 2018.
The thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser from University of Bochum combines the latest technical finesse with an extraordinary design. For the third time it is being developed within the scope of a research collaboration with thyssenkrupp whose technology and expertise are used in the development and help shape the future of electromobility. The focus lies on sustainability and innovation at all development stages.
The design of the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser, unites the silhouette of a classic coupé with a clear and modern form language. The blue.cruiser follows into the footsteps of its predecessors as a timeless unique feature. Last Bridgestone World Solar Challenges have all been awarded the prizes for the best design. To defend this prize and bring it back to the Ruhr area, the Bochum SolarCar team has made its mark.
More efficient and practical for everyday-use than ever before, the new four-seater comes up with a spacious and modern interior. Innovative lightweight steel constructions characterize the development of bodywork: the lattice frame with roll-over cage, the specially developed steel rims and the rear bench made of the sandwich material LITECOR stand for the increased use of steel and have the advantage of making the car particularly light with no loss of safety. In addition to that, like in any other sports coupé you can find special features such as distance warning, central locking, infodisplay, seat heating and electrically-adaptive chassis to maximize driving comfort.
1. Hochschule Bochum
4. Matthias König