'Airmotion' by Arnold Freidling, Markus Speck
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'Habrok' by Joachim Hahn-Heinze, Michael Grasshoff
'UMV' by Jan Vierjahn, Steffi Kruecke
'Hydroski One' by Mark Kirsch, Jan Henrik Haehnel
May 23, 2003 - Industrial Design students at Germany's Braunschweig School of Art have recently displayed their work in the school's yearly pre-diploma exhibition, presented from April 17-27.
The show included works from 5th semester Industrial Design students on the theme the mobile human being. In the 5th term, students devote their time exclusively to work on a pre-diploma project. In addition to the projects shown here, the exhibition displayed the work of Communication Design and Industrial Design students.
Arnold Freidling, Markus Speck
By interpreting the topic Travelling In The Air in a new way, Arnold Freidling and Markus Speck have developed an alternative mobility for the air: airmotion. Through the combination of influences from architecture as well as the transport design field and on the basis of technical and airship technology fundamentals, they created an airship for travels lasting several days. Comparable to cruise ships, airmotion supports to experience the feeling of flying and being a part of the element air. In the future it will be more important how we travel instead of where. And that is why the attention of the passengers is directed to the outside to intensify the sensibility for the traveled distance and to experience nature.
The stabilising aluminium frame not only holds the gas hull with all technical units, but also connects the different passenger decks and thereby provides a maximum liberty of action. The transparency and the possibility to explore the airship itself, support the traveller in being aware of flying and offer new perspectives of the environment.
Joachim Hahn-Heinze, Michael Grasshoff
Habrok is the mythological description for a hawk. The design is based on the allegory of a hawk. Like this bird of prey it can pick up and carry heavy loads. It is possible to dock different modules like additional fuel tanks, water tanks, person carrier cabins or medical service modules to name a few. Flying without any module means to reduce weight, thus saving fuel. All in all Habrok is an economical concept for a modular helicopter using fly-by-light technology.
Jan Vierjahn, Steffi Kruecke
The UMV, urban modular vehicle, is a hydro-fuel-cell powered drive-by-wire transportation concept for the individual traffic in the city. Built for one person, including a pillion, the UMV allows the driver to connect it spontaneously with another UMV so that it may carry up to four persons.
Mark Kirsch, Jan Henrik Haehnel
Hydroski One is an alternative snowmobile powered by a fuelcell. It is not any bigger than a common snowmobile but it is also possible to sleep in it. The Hydroski One can also be driven without the primary engine, using a third ski between the driving chains.
Braunschweig School of Art website: www.hbk-bs.de