Evoking the Strandbeest kinetic sculptures of Dutch artist Theo Jansen, California-based creative studio CARV has built what appears to be a walking bicycle. Evoking the form of an alien robot creature, the bicycle’s rear wheel has been swapped with a metal skeleton comprised of four legs that are moved by the pedals. The structure was made using over 400 handmade parts and took seven months to develop, as per designboom.
Get a closer look at the creation process of the walking bicycle above and then visit CARV’s website to view more nifty projects. Also, view an example of Jansen’s kinetic works in the Instagram post below.
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Strandbeest – Theo Jansen Since 1990 and ongoing. Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own and, collectively, are entitled, Strandbeest. The kinetic sculptures appear to walk. His animated works are intended to be a fusion of art and engineering. He has said that "The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds." He strives to equip his creations with their own AI so they may avoid obstacles such as the sea, by changing course when detected. #architecture #arquitectura #arkitektur #art #installation #inspiration . . . . . #strandbeest #beach #movie #vernacular #architecturestudents #art #architecturelovers #archiporn #building #artist #structure #theojansen #outdoors #concept #kinetic #archilovers #architecture_view #architecturefactor
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