Advancing Mobility Through Design™

GelenK by Takbeom Heogh, South Korea

2014: Driven | Undriven.

Takbeom Heogh is majoring in industrial design at Hanyang University in Korea and studying transportation design.

Heogh has liked robots and science fiction movies since his youth. His passion for drawing spaceships and other vehicles led him to study transportation design when he entered college.

His concept is fully being reflected to transportation design. He believes that his understanding of mechanical combination structure of objects or new scientific technology is high.

When he designs something, he tends to imagine the future as it is used. He thinks about the outward form of a certain object – its movement, people using it and its culture and social phenomenon.

GelenK is based on a complex and dense future city. This design will display merit in a region where there are a number of cars and narrow intersections regardless of a planned city or not. It will solve a problem that existing trucks couldn’t comprehend downtown and the outside at one time.

Existing large trucks could not perform their function well in a complex city and small trucks transporting in the city were not proper for long-distance driving. However, this design can satisfy both functions. The form of truck of which width got narrowed down and height became high in response to future city and the function of compartment that can follow autonomously after being separated when necessary can pass through the corner of narrow city and be mixed with other complex vehicles.

Takbeom Heogh pursued a transformable design according to the people’s demand. He thought a fluid design that could move according to a passenger’s demand – not staying in one pattern. It is the same context to transform into a form having wider space during autonomous traveling or rest or show various application possibility as one vehicle by introducing docking system.

Heogh thought what people could have was through autonomous traveling using GPS technology and wireless communication technology and found the answer in space and time. He made a design to utilize it as best as possible. He changed the space of two passengers into one of one passenger while narrowing down the width of truck itself and raising the height. Instead, he met both space for efficient work and space for enough rest.