Pinwheel by Yibo Qiao, Xinyi Li

2020: Upcycle


Yibo Qiao, Xinyi Li

Shenyang, China

Luxun Academy of Fine Arts


Our target group is office workers or white-collar workers or those who need to travel from one high-rise building to another. The two donors we chose are the relationship between transportation systems and space and the materials we have been considering, one is a mid-air vehicle, and the other is a magnetic levitation vehicle in cooperation with artificial intelligence. And our PINWHEEL uses magnetic levitation force (the coils for pushing and guiding and the attraction coils are on the track, and the front part of the PINWHEEL has a superconductor so that it can be adsorbed on the track at any angle), and can be adsorbed in six directions like a snowflake . Changing lanes or overtaking by overpassing has overturned traditional road driving modes. The wide road is rolled into a circular tube, built in mid-air, and the “area” is transformed into “space”, so the two directions coincide. Minimize space and reduce consumption. However, the biggest challenge we faced after the redesign was how to stop it, so we perfected our transportation system by establishing base stations in the air. These base stations were built on the top floor or half the waist of the building, forming the Online shop people can directly choose the corresponding base station to stop, saving people time to go down-move-upstairs. The upgraded PINWHEEL transportation system can save personnel time, make full use of the semi-empty space, and use new materials without emitting pollutants. We want to bring the road back to people, animals and even nature.


Qiao Yibo, born in China, studied in the Industrial Design Department of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. Usually think about the relationship between the city and the vehicle and the relationship between the ground and the second and third ground. How travel has become easier and more convenient.Li Xinyi, born in China, is a junior in the Industrial Design Department of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. He felt that there were “expressions”, “languages”, and even “characters” and “emotions” in transportation.