Japanese engineering firm Giken Seisakusho, which specializes in tidal and flood protection systems, created the Eco Cycle Anti-Seismic Underground Bicycle Park where owners can safely park their bikes in just 8 seconds. The buried cylindrical structures are only seven meters wide, but deep enough to safely store up to 200 two-wheel vehicles each.
Check out the following new video by Danny Choo from Culture Japan and a more technical video from Giken Seisakusho
You may also check out Kolelinia, a cycling system based on steel wires located high in the air here
Dead Leaves / Full Moon, 2013, acrylic on linen, from the series Sleep Walking by Brooklyn based painter Erik Benson, via Edward Tyler Nahem gallery, NYC.
all images via architecture of necessity
The saying goes that very picture stands for a thousand words! But if you are up for more read the whole article of Vice here!
Photos by Jamie Taete, Laura Oliver, Bruno Bayley, Anis Ali, and Pascaline de Foucauld
Project description: Human ambition has surpassed the carrying capacity of the Earth. Quarantena facilitates the divorce of man from nature by exploiting the technological gap that divides the human from the natural. Q is a system for the isolation of environmental deviance. Q is a detainment network housing 1500+ detainees that cohabitate in 300 pods. Q floats within the uncertain atmosphere and above a mechanized earth..