Advancing Mobility Through Design™

Bamboo Recumbent by WooSung Lee and ChanYeop Jeong, South Korea

2016: Mobility For All.

 

Designers:

WooSung Lee
ChanYeop Jeong
Gyeongsan-si, South Korea

Biography:

WooSung LEE, 29, studied Industrial Design at Daegu University in South Korea. Besides winning third place in the 2016 Michelin Challenge Design, was also the Winner of the 2014 PIN UP Concept Award from Hyundai Motors and Winner of the 2013 Seoul Motor Show Cardesign Award.

ChanYeop JEONG, 23, studied Industrial Design at Daegu University in South Korea. Besides winning third place in the 2016 Michelin Challenge Design, was also a winner and finalist in numerous other design competitions:

  • 2015 PIN UP Concept Award – Transportation / WIDING BUCKET LOADER / Silver
  • 2015 IDEA (INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD) / Pecera / Finalist
  • 2014 SPARK Transport Award / DANGER ZONE EXCAVATOR / Gold
  • 2014 SPARK Concept Award / LIGHT BALL / Silver
  • 2014 SPARK Concept Award / Pecera / Bronze
  • 2014 Electrolux Design Lab / Pecera / Semi Finalist Top 35
  • 2014 PIN UP Concept Award – Transportation / DENZER ZONE EXCAVATOR / Silver
  • 2014 IDEA (INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD) / LIGHT BALL / Finalist
  • 2014 IF Concept Design Award / LIGHT BALL / 300 Entry
  • 2013 TV Program – Design Survival K Design Contest / Top 10

 

Description:

One of the areas is Navotas which is located in the central region of the Philippines. It’s a typical slum where 25 million people live in floating bamboo houses because Navotas is a flood-prone region.

When the rainy season begins, the whole village is covered with waste from the landfills. The whole village suffers from epidemics due to poor sanitation.

We designed the ‘Bamboo Recumbent’ for Navotas in the Philippines. It is the next generation of transportation – AMT Transportation.

People can assemble it easily by using the bamboo front & back parts from Michelin. The ‘Bamboo Recumbent’ will achieve its purpose as an effective, efficient form of transportation.

Bamboo is especially easy to find in Navotas so repairs to the ‘Bamboo Recumbent’ will be both easy & convenient. Using bamboo is sustainable and eco-friendly and it is transportation as well as water purification.

Our new mobility-using bamboo, widely cultivated in this region, is eco-friendly & reasonably priced.
It is a dual transportation water purification system. As the Bamboo Recumbent operates, it purifies water constantly.

People who become healthy from drinking the purified water will contribute to economic growth. As a result, the ‘Bamboo Recumbent’ has a new role in mobility by helping city development and improving quality of life for the 25 million people in Navotas.

We are looking forward to the incredible mobility of the ‘Bamboo Recumbent’ which is designed & optimized for Navotas.