BMW Lovos

Here’s a sideways take on James Bridle’s New Aesthetic:


Anne Forschner

sponsored by BMW Exterior Design Munich

Lovos (Lifestyle of Voluntary Simplicity) is based on a philosophical idea, which asks critical questions about the design, construction and use of road vehicles, as we know them today.

How many parts do we use to build the exterior of vehicle? How would a car look like, if it was build by just one (recurring) piece? The result of an experimental research is a vehicle that is made by 260 identical, exchangeable pieces which are fixed with a hinge on a substructure.

The individual pieces are movable, which allows the surface of the vehicle to be closed – like the scales of a fish – or opened to the environment. These pieces work like airbrakes and are also photovoltaic, following the movement of the sun when the vehicle is stationary.


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