The city landscape is undoubtedly experiencing rapid transformation. with the fast rate of urbanization, it seems very plausible that people will be live in a vertical city served by new kinds of transportation infrastructure. yuhan zhang works across architecture and automotive design project a vision of the future that sees the living space double functioning as transportation. Her 2050 volvo ‘mobility & immobility’ concept is a visual experiment that imagines capsules with detachable wheels that provide open-endedness ability to move and furniture needs. the concept includes omni-wheels with fused autonomous abilities powered by self-supplied battery packs. retractable suspension accompanied by maglev technology allow it to park anywhere.
a breakdown of the concept
each wheel acts as a drone with its own power source
lounge seats offer flexible functionality
designed for vertical housing
design options include a glass roof
sketches by yuhan zhang