people’s industrial design office — the design branch of beijing-based firm people’s architecture office — has developed a solar-powered urban farm that sits atop two interconnected bicycles. named ‘bike share farm’, the hydroponic system has been designed to readily and quickly relocate, meaning that the scheme can be shared with a larger number of people.

people's industrial design office bike share farm
all images by people’s industrial design office

 

 

inspired by bike sharing schemes, the frame of the ‘farm’ allows different bicycles to slot into the device. consequently, at each stop a new cyclist can attach their bike to the structure, replacing the existing two-wheeler. the frame comprises an array of solar panels, which generate energy, and small plants that fit into a connected series of tubes. people’s industrial design office designed and built the project during a 72 hour hackathon in seoul, a design event where creatives collaborated intensively on a range of different projects.

people's industrial design office bike share farm
the solar-powered urban farm sits atop two interconnected bicycles

 

 

organized by art center nabi, the project addresses the theme ‘prototyping of sharing eco city with technology’ and invites professionals to generate ideas on urban and ecological issues. ‘seoul is a massive vertical city with minimal garden space,’ explains people’s industrial design office. ‘mobile farms can make shared urban farming possible in such a dense megacity.’

people's industrial design office bike share farm
the hydroponic system has been designed to quickly relocate

people's industrial design office bike share farm
the frame comprises an array of solar panels that generate energy

people's industrial design office bike share farm
the project has been inspired by bike sharing schemes

people's industrial design office bike share farm
small plants fit into a connected series of tubes

people's industrial design office bike share farm
the project was built during a 72 hour hackathon in seoul

people's industrial design office bike share farm
a variety of different plants can be grown

people's industrial design office bike share farm
the frame of the ‘farm’ allows different bicycles to slot into the device

 

 

project info:

 

client: art center nabi
location: seoul, korea
completed: november, 2016
principals: he zhe, james shen, zang feng
project team: cui gangjian, xu xi, xiang weixing, xie jun, lin mingkai
photography: people’s industrial design office

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