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Cloud of bicycle wheels and diamonds


Design of a prominent bicycle parking area fence by Tjep. This sculptural work designed by Frank Tjepkema wil be placed along two metro entrances of the Rokin as part of the city refurbishment project called: Rode Loper. The design is conceptualised as a parametric cloud of bicycle wheels and diamonds, referencing and blending two of Amsterdams well known icons. Instead of hiding the bicycle mass, the 'fietsklont' in Dutch, the fence attempts to blend elegantly with what is often considered as visual noise caused by to many parked bicycles, and turn this negative into a positive. "Interestingly enough I discovered that bicycle wheels and diamonds are totally related graphically speaking, the design takes advantage of this in the form of a seemingly floating cloud held up by a bicycle frame. The fence is a symbol celebrating bicycles and their wonderful advantages in terms of efficiency and ecology." says Frank Tjepkema. The sculptural fence is planned to be placed by the end of 2017.

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Tjep. is looking for design students interested in internships in the field of interior design, product design and especially computational design (Rhino + Grasshopper).