the 'plazabike' by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid
 

the 'plazabike' by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid

architecture practice, kune office, has conceived their unique ‘plazabike‘ design, in an attempt to bring together vital pieces of the city of madrid. the concept behind the project aims to represent the identity of new urban development within the city by utilizing key architectural elements – street corners. the architects aim to create an ‘urban trigger,’ to provoke thought about how madrid has developed, by bringing together these separate parts in one place.

the plazabike by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid
the ‘plazabike’ in the sanchinarro area of madrid

images © lino escuris

 

 

the bike itself is formed by kune as a simple three-wheeled design, incorporating a rack space at the back, onto which the ‘street corners’ are fixed. this volume, measuring 1.3m x 1.2m x 1.45m, opens up to provide a storage area. this aspect means the ‘plazabike’ becomes a type of ‘mobile’ architecture. large items can be stored in the bike, including foldable table and chairs, allowing it to be used for various functions, including an urban picnic area.

the plazabike by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid

the plazabike is designed for riding

 

 

the combination of street corners also showcases a variation of materiality found across the city. from brick, to concrete, to metal, the ‘plazabike’ brings together different materials and disparate parts to create a whole and unite distanced neighborhoods in one place.

the plazabike by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid

the plazabike on the move

the plazabike by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid
the bike moving through the city

the plazabike by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid
the design can be transformed into an urban picnic

the plazabike by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid
detail of the street corners which make up the plazabike

the plazabike by kune office is made from the street corners of madrid
dimensions of the plazabike

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘plazabike’

project type: mobile architecture

location: madrid, spain

design: kune office

year: 2019

photography: lino escuris

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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