Public space is becoming cluttered, filled with functional necessities, one of which is bicycle parking. Bicycle racks are a particular eyesore. Even when not in use they get in the way, creating physical and visual ‘noise’.
Align, by Milou Bergs, is a sleek alternative for more serenity. It pops up only when needed. The front wheel sinks down like a seesaw, raising a bracket to hold the back wheel and lock it. When the bike is removed, Align disappears entirely, hidden flat inside the pavement. This flexibility means that public space can once again be open, making room for events and everyday life.
Graduation project Design Academy Eindhoven – Man & Activity, 2017
Images: Abscis Architecten & Thomas de Bruyne
Photos: Milou Bergs