For avid riders, bike racks are an absolute necessity in the city -- but then again, so is public circulation space. The Bicicleta 180 aims to tackle both of these considerations by reorganizing the way that bicycles are stored, allowing them to remain safe and secure, while occupying nearly half of the horizontal area.
This is achieved by setting up a system to park two-wheelers vertically with their tires stacked. Inspired by a perfectly pulled orange peel, the helicoidal form of the fixture is elongated height-wise and fitted with a snap fastening component that holds the bicycle in place.
Once your ride has been latched in upright, you can wind your bike lock around its middle. The single looped shape of the Bicicleta 180 by Teresa Cots accommodates two pushbikes each to maximize on inner city storage.
The Bicicleta 180 Collects Two-Wheelers in its Coil
1. Vertical Bike Storage - The Bicicleta 180 introduces a new way of storing bikes by stacking them vertically, offering potential for further innovation.
2. Space-saving Bike Racks - The compact design of the Bicicleta 180 highlights a trend in developing space-saving bike racks for urban areas.
3. Aesthetic Bike Storage - The sleek and stylish design of the Bicicleta 180 reflects a trend in creating bike racks that are both functional and aesthetically appealing.
1. Urban Planning - Urban planners can use the Bicicleta 180 as inspiration to create more space-efficient designs for bike storage in crowded cities.
2. Product Design - Product designers can explore new materials and forms to create bike racks that are both functional and visually pleasing.
3. Architecture - Architects can incorporate innovative bike storage designs such as the Bicicleta 180 into their building plans to promote sustainable transportation options.