arquimaña’s plywood ‘openbike’ could be downloaded and constructed by anybody


arquimaña IS TURNING bytes INto bikes


spanish studio arquimaña desires to scale back carbon emissions in cities whereas empowering individuals with know-how in order that they’ve designed a picket bicycle that may be downloaded and fabricated by anybody on this planet. 


‘openbike is a manifesto on sustainable urbanism, city transport, distributed manufacturing, shared data, the neighborhood and the accountable use of sources, that materializes within the design of a non-polluting city transport, the bicycle, that may be manufactured by its personal consumer throughout the metropolis the place it will be used,’  say architects raquel ares and iñaki albistur.

arquimaña's plywood 'openbike' can be downloaded and built by anyone
photographs courtesy of arquimaña


‘we doN’t transport supplies however info’


arquimaña has been prototyping designs for openbike since 2017. this last model is designed for use by anybody, irrespective of their age, incorporates storage racks to move items, and employs a easy development from broadly out there supplies. 


to manufacture the bike, customers can obtain the drawings from a devoted web site designed by happyending studio. they’ll then take the drawings to their native digital fabrication workshop (fablab) and CNC reduce the physique of the bicycle from domestically out there plywood and make the most of 3D printing for parts such because the saddle, entrance hub and hand grips. these elements is also recycled from previous bikes. 




the fabrication recordsdata for openbike are licensed below artistic commons 4.0, permitting the designs to be improved, modified, manufactured, and shared once more by anybody internationally. based mostly on these ideas of open design, arquimaña encourages additional improvement and design based mostly on the usage of native sources however with world methods and instruments tailored to the traits of a selected place.


the architects proceed,‘the purpose is to empower residents as a reworking agent, placing know-how at their service and prioritizing native manufacturing with native sources, which generates lively and productive cities, trying to the long run from an ecological perspective, attempting to scale back carbon emissions to a minimal.’

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exploded view of the totally different parts to make the bike


openbike is a part of the city present fabcities mission that seeks a brand new city mannequin when it comes to sustainability, through which the citizen is the primary axis of change. and it launches the problem of attaining in 2054 cities self-sufficient cities. inside this context, openbike hopes to supply residents the required strategies for manufacturing a non-polluting technique of city transport, the bicycle, by themselves.


openbike is at the moment on view contained in the spanish pavilion on the venice structure biennale 2021 and within the seoul biennale of structure and urbanism 2021, cities exhibition curated by dominique perrault.


the mission has been supported by the division of territorial planning, housing and transport of basque authorities, townhall of donostia, etxepare basque institute, tabakalera, the centre for worldwide modern tradition, and seoul innovation fablab

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the openbike body could be fabricated at any native workshop with a CNC router

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openbike is on view contained in the spanish pavilion at venice structure biennale 2021




openbike has a dedicated website

openbike has a devoted web site

different models can be downloaded from the site

totally different fashions could be downloaded from the location

the website is designed by happyending studio

the web site is designed by happyending studio

elements such as the bike saddle and handgrips can be 3D printed in a carbon fiber composite

parts such because the bike saddle and handgrips could be 3D printed in a carbon fiber composite

arquimaña has tested different openbike models since 2017

arquimaña has examined totally different openbike fashions since 2017

openbike is designed to be used by anyone

openbike is designed for use by anybody

other main features include a simple construction and the ability to transport goods 

different foremost options embrace a easy development and the power to move items 

mission data:


title: openbike
design: arquimaña (raquel ares & iñaki albistur)


designboom has obtained this mission from our ‘DIY submissions‘ characteristic, the place we welcome our readers to submit their very own work for publication. see extra mission submissions from our readers right here.


edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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