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Here’s a profile sketch for the Intersection Design Competition hosted by Local-Motors. As this car is driven with in a beautiful and hot environment, I think it’s important that driver and passengers experience nature to the fullest. For this reason I drew up this doorless cabrio (with metal safety tubes that merge with the design lines). Though, I’m not sure whether this meets the safety requirements.
On this sketch the car may appear as a hatchback, but the back is only outlined by a metal structure. I hope this to contribute to the open feeling of the design as well as its level of customization (there’s more storage freedom). A canvas like material can be stretched between the windshield and the metal structure at the back to provide shade for the passengers. The chairs are lightweight and should contribute to the open feeling within the car.
Furthermore I think that the design should be honest and simple (without distracting details). I’d like to get some feedback on the concept as well as its feasibility! I haven’t thought of any element of human power and perhaps we can discuss that here as well.