ori levin: adhoc folding canoe
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jul 27, 2011
ori levin: adhoc folding canoe


‘adhoc folding canoe’ by ori levin

israeli designer ori levin from studio tsor design has created ‘adhoc’: this full-size canoe can be folded into a bag
the size of a standard backpack (13 x 23 x 70 centimeters). weighing 4.1 kilograms, the materials were carefully
selected to be both lightweight and resilient: the frame is made of carbon fiber while the hull is made of aramid,
a heat-resistant synthetic fabric used in racing sails.

a corner lock holds the telescopic poles to form each end, and a parasol-like mechanism in the center maintains
the structure of the sides. the canoe can be assembled in approximately five minutes.


rear overhead view


corner lock


central folding mechanism


concept render


assembly


feasibility study, first trial


feasibility study, second trial

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