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Fred Erik

https://fred-erik.com

Handelskaai 32, Brussels, Belgium
FRED ERIK - the pseudonym of Frederik Deschuytter - is fascinated by the endlessly evolving world he lives in. Technological leaps make him wonder about how his living environment could, and inevitably will, look like. As a designer he feels the urge to respond to these impulses, to speculate about what is still intangible. Ultimately, everything he does is connected by the same urge, a strong desire to move forward outside of the already existing, away from what is obvious and known.

Wandering Volumes


blurring the lines between architecture and mobility

Wandering Volumes


blurring the lines between architecture and mobility
Automated vehicles as the structural base of an endlessly evolving city
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  • Systemic changes

The sharing economy is undermining the idea of vehicles as ‘status symbols’ and revalues them as a common good. Driverless technology reinforces this development and transforms them in a metaphorical extension of our daily living environment. These technologies and developments force us to de-objectify vehicles and see them as part of a bigger system: the city.

But still, vehicles have a permanent spot next to the buildings we inhabit and use. Most of the time, they occupy public space without being of any use. But what if we would think of cars being useful beyond transport? What if we literally approach them as an extension of our living environment and broaden their functionality beyond moving people in between places?

By designing vehicles as modular building blocks, they could become a fundamental part of a city’s architecture. These modules could be the base of an ever changing society, endlessly morphing according to new needs and developments.



Wandering Volumes, moving in between mobility and architecture

Wandering Volumes, responding to a city's changing needs

Wandering Volumes, morphing according to new developments

Wandering Volumes, general overview

Wandering Volumes


blurring the lines between architecture and mobility

Wandering Volumes


blurring the lines between architecture and mobility
Automated vehicles as the structural base of an endlessly evolving city
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The sharing economy is undermining the idea of vehicles as ‘status symbols’ and revalues them as a common good. Driverless technology reinforces this development and transforms them in a metaphorical extension of our daily living environment. These technologies and developments force us to de-objectify vehicles and see them as part of a bigger system: the city.

But still, vehicles have a permanent spot next to the buildings we inhabit and use. Most of the time, they occupy public space without being of any use. But what if we would think of cars being useful beyond transport? What if we literally approach them as an extension of our living environment and broaden their functionality beyond moving people in between places?

By designing vehicles as modular building blocks, they could become a fundamental part of a city’s architecture. These modules could be the base of an ever changing society, endlessly morphing according to new needs and developments.



Wandering Volumes, moving in between mobility and architecture

Wandering Volumes, responding to a city's changing needs

Wandering Volumes, morphing according to new developments

Wandering Volumes, general overview


Idea by

Fred Erik
Handelskaai 32
Brussels
Belgium
FRED ERIK - the pseudonym of Frederik Deschuytter - is fascinated by the endlessly evolving world he lives in. Technological leaps make him wonder about how his living environment could, and inevitably will, look like. As a designer he feels the urge to respond to these impulses, to speculate about what is still intangible. Ultimately, everything he does is connected by the same urge, a strong desire to move forward outside of the already existing, away from what is obvious and known.