$1,142
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 8 2013 3:59 AM UTC +00:00
$1,142
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 8 2013 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

What if our Shops, Homes and Offices transforms to be more "Bike-Friendly"?

Although recent surge in the numbers of cyclists is quite noticeable, on-bike activities are extremely limited:it's hard to find the storage space in tiny apartment and it's always difficult to bring bike to the office through packed elevators and etc. 

Question starts here: What if our built environments is shifted to be “bike-thru”? What if architecture evolves to reflect the culture of biking? 

In the last century, automobile has critically influenced to shape our lifestyle and now, we're heavily dependent on cars. It is unfortunate to find there's critical connection between our car-based daily lifestyle and obesity or other related chronic diseases such as diabetes. 

Today, with the bike boom, we have this invaluable opportunity to reset our environments to become more healthy and eco-friendly. We have to encourage physical activity in our built environment by creating seamless conditions for the on-bike activities.  New chapter of on-bike lifestyle in the 21st Century have to be unfolded without fail.

Why do we need "PROTOTYPE DESIGN"?

Currently, the potential of the "Bike-Thru" spaces are only limited by a lack of imagination. The "PROTOTYPE DESIGN" will envision the possibilities of "Bike-Thru" spaces in the diverse scale of the space from small retails to huge buildings to city-wide systems This unprecedented design exploration will help architects, interior designers,urban designers to integrate basic "bike-thru" design principles into their own projects. At the same time, this pilot prototyping will assist in educating the public and to create demand for more "Bike-Thru" design projects. Hopefully, I expect this this experiments can affect the building regulations or zoning resolutions so that the place we live, work and play can be more "bike-friendly". 

For Idea and Inspiration

I believe this experiments for prototype design will offer great source for idea and inspiration. To envision the possibilities, I will illustrate many variations which can be designed with basic prototypes. For example, the "Vertical Bike-Thru" project was designed with the strategies of vertical stacking  of "Bike-Thru" spaces such as "Bike-Thru Gallery" and "Bike-Thru Retails". These kind of visualizations will be utilized in the process of experiments.

Rewards

At the end of the design studies, I will assemble the ideas, inspirations, illustrations and narratives and publish "IDEA BOOK" which will be only available "On Demand".

"Bike-Thru Society-IDEA BOOK" SPECS:

  • All Color-Image Book
  • Standard Landscape 10×8 inch (25×20 cm) 
  • 100 pages

The 3D Printing of the "Bike-Thru Society-PROTOTYPE" will be awarded to the contributor of $1,000 or higher. This PROTOTYPE will be one of the choice of the contributor's-for example, it can be "Bike-Thru Cafe" or "Bike-Thru Gallery" and etc.

"Bike-Thru Society-PROTOTYPE" SPECS

  • 3D Printing Model
  • Plaster Composite hardened with CA
  • Max 14 inch in length.

"Bike-Thru Society"

Seamless City for Bicycling
Seamless City for Bicycling

The birth of bike-friendly city-"Bike-Thru City"- is dependent upon the Kickstarter's contributors who support this project.  If the launching is successful, I guess we can name our supporters "Bike-Thru Society". 

Risks and challenges

No risk is expected. Thank you for your time and considerations & Welcome to the "Bike-Thru Society"!

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