“A simple motion, when performed collectively; can do powerful things.”
It is not uncommon in China to see a man on a bicycle to pull a bicycle cart packed high with recyclables. The out-of-scale ratio of the man to the contents he is pulling is quite compelling.
Re-Cycle aims to provide a similar relationship to users while establishing awareness about a simple and low-tech form of alternative energy – converting human power to energy. Pedaling is converted into electricity that illuminates an urban scale light bulb.
The intensity of illumination increases with more users pedaling, the collective efforts of strangers are awarded with a spectacular warm ambiance of light when all bicycles are used.
- Client: Beijing Design Week
- Location: Beijing, China
- Project Area: 20sm
- Project Height: 7m
- Program: Temporary Installation
- Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Effi Meridor, Thomas Batzenschlager, Steven Zambrano Cascante, Lee Ying Njoo