(from Audi Press Release)
AUDI - DYNAMIC SPACE FRAME
Audi Design team contributors: Hans Chou, Toby Gillies, Tony Liu,
Lapine, Jae Min, Heather Shaw, Mattijs van Tuijl.
DCC Design Strategy and Communications: Nathan Barbour, Sean Conniff,
Interns: Zac Atwell, Urlich Bauer, Carey Lyn, Richard Overcash.
DCC Audi’s answer to the proposed vehicle mandate of 2015 would be
a concept similar to the rapid prototyping method of manufacturing
This method of building each vehicle would not only streamline the
manufacturing process by integrating currently separate parts and
would also allow an unprecedented level of flexibility and
system would theoretically make expensive “tooling” a thing of the
This technique would allow us to realize other benefits such as:
1. Integration of all fluid and electrical channels within the
2. Suspension and body components comprised of hollow space filled
that responds to electrical current, which controls the ride.
3. Utilizing a hydraulic fluid drive in place of a traditional
4. Simpler recycling & reusability through “all inclusive” single
space frame and in certain cases, interior and exterior.
The Dynamic Space Frame concept would revolutionize the way cars are
designed, produced, and recycled. It would usher in a new era of
which would not only address the aforementioned mandate, but take
and individuality to new levels.
This concept left us wanting to contribute in some way other than a
poster. As a result, we purchased domestic wind power from Renewable
Choice and had trees planted through Trees for the Future’s Global
Program in the hopes of offsetting the resources used for this