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  • bankside bikeshed

    bankside bikeshed
    london ENGLAND

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    james KHAMSI: The project is a prototype for a bike storage shelter that can be installed throughout south London. It is made with thin, steel rods that are formed using cnc-benders. The steel rods form a structural surface, from which a colored weather proof membrane is hung to shelter the bikes from rain.


    I was thinking about a new category of project: the MICRON. Whereas icons are singular, large and tie to a place, microns are multiple, small and woven into daily life. London’s double-decker buses or the old red phone booths are examples of microns. To make a this thing be a micro, it had to be a “high gestalt” object – which is why i made it have a relatively simple overall form. At the same time, it also had to have some sort of cognitive resonance with bikes and bicycling. This is where the thin spoke-like structure came from, as well as the “spinning” pattern of the membrane.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    jK: I was thinking about two sources – op artists like Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely and to a degree Verner Panton, and then also Norman Foster

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    jK: James Blake was the soundtrack for the charette.

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    jK: Tara Donovan

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    • disgruntled Says:

      This looks an awful lot like you took the model Axel Kilian made for his “Slug” Tutorial (for Generative Components), dumbed it down and then colored in the panels.

      Not sure how this project ended up at this cool site.

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