Inspired by Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest kinetic sculptures, California-based creative studio CARV created what might be the world’s fist and only walking bicycle. At first glance, it appears to be a movie prop or sculpture, but step closer, and you’ll see the team swapped the bicycle’s rear wheel for a metal exoskeleton consisting of four legs controlled by the pedals. Read more for a video and additional information.
It might look like a basic home project, but it is far more complex than you think, as the bike took 400 handmade parts and the span of seven months to complete. Its creator touts it as a “symbiosis of [a] bicycle and walking robotic creature Strandbeest,” which is basically a kinetic creature that micmics the movements of biological organisms with PVC bones, all the while powered by wind.
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Strandbeest – Theo Jansen Since 1990 and ongoing. Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own and, collectively, are entitled, Strandbeest. The kinetic sculptures appear to walk. His animated works are intended to be a fusion of art and engineering. He has said that "The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds." He strives to equip his creations with their own AI so they may avoid obstacles such as the sea, by changing course when detected. #architecture #arquitectura #arkitektur #art #installation #inspiration . . . . . #strandbeest #beach #movie #vernacular #architecturestudents #art #architecturelovers #archiporn #building #artist #structure #theojansen #outdoors #concept #kinetic #archilovers #architecture_view #architecturefactor