Chelsea-Based Architects Design Best Public Bike Storage System Ever (For Korea)

04/08/2011 10:36 AM |

Courtesy Manifesto Architecture.
  • Courtesy Manifesto Architecture.

Take that, Washington D.C. Bikestation! New York’s own Manifesto Architects have designed the incredible public bike storage system rendered above, dubbed the Bike Hanger, which relies solely on human energy, can be adapted to any building height, would be made of recycled plastic bottles and steel, and cost a mere $15 per year to keep its moving parts lubricated. If only they’d designed it for New York City…

The Bike Hanger prototype was shortlisted for the Seoul International Design Competition and last year’s Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010, which means that they might eventually get built in Seoul, but probably never in New York—though our public bike storage could certainly do with some revamping. Maybe the forthcoming bike-share stations could put the homegrown design to good use?

Courtesy Manifesto Architecture.
  • Courtesy Manifesto Architecture.

(ArchDaily)