Architects Design Wooden Bicycle Frame to Explore Structural Engineering. Maddie Stone

17May15

Architects Design Wooden Bicycle Frame to Explore Structural Engineering

Wooden bikes may be beautiful, but they’re also a tad impractical. Nevertheless, there may be unexpected value in wooden bike frames, which architects can use to understand important structural challenges and prototype new designs.

That, at least, is the rationale behind bike manufacturer AERO’s latest prototype. Architects Martino HutzAtanas Zhelev and Mariya Korolova built this wood-framed bike not so that they could ride it, but to study how thin wooden sheets can be used to build stronger buildings. Zhelev tells Deezen that “The bicycle is perfect to test how wooden structures work in different scales with different loads.”

Architects Design Wooden Bicycle Frame to Explore Structural Engineering

Architects Design Wooden Bicycle Frame to Explore Structural Engineering

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