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California premiere.

For the new PlayStation® 3 racing game Gran Turismo® 6, the Mercedes-Benz designers have developed the visionary concept of a super sports car – the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. Extreme proportions, sensual contours and intelligently implemented high tech blend to form a breathtaking body. As a 1:1-scale model, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo is celebrating its world premiere at the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California.

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Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo – Trailer

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Muscular bodyshell.

The sports car proportions that are a typical Mercedes-Benz feature have been reinterpreted: the long bonnet has a flowing transition into a compact greenhouse offset to the rear, which takes the form of an aerodynamically efficient water drop to descend slightly at the rear, where it rests on the rear end with broad shoulder contours.

The dynamic aura is accentuated by an extended, dramatic side contour and a pronounced bulge to the wheel arches, which blend into the low-slung, muscular bodyshell. The angled headlamps, with their colour scheme and determined look, convey a sense of sportiness and readiness to leap forward.

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Making of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

LED grille.

Another eye-catching feature is the radiator grille – a reinterpretation of the wide Mercedes-Benz sports car grille with central star. Its shape is reminiscent of the legendary 300 SL racing car of 1952. However, instead of classic louvres the grille of the show car features exclusively LEDs. The variable LED grille with different light patterns is a further development of the diamond grille introduced with the new A-Class.

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The AMG Vision concept may look to the future, but several of its inspirations are clearly from the past. There are nods to the classic 300SL and the current SLS AMG in its shape, though its gorgeous side profile is a big departure. The car's aerodynamics look much improved and the heavy use of LED lights gives it a far more futuristic look, bringing the Jaguar C-X75 concept to mind from a number of angles. Those iconic gullwing doors are retained, though.

The body is an aluminium space frame, while a number of the Vision’s components are made from carbonfibre. As a result, the kerb weight is rated at 1385kg – around 250kg less than a regular SLS. And the Vision’s 577bhp, 590lb ft 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 (borrowed from the new E63 AMG S) ensures its 0-60 time and top speed will be an improvement over the SLS AMG’s respective 4.1sec and 197mph. A sports exhaust system with eight rear tailpipes also promises a fairly epic soundtrack to match the performance.

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept (2013) - Design Sketch

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Understanding Space 2017

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Understanding Space 2017

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Understanding Space 2017

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Understanding Space 2017

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BERLIN 2016

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KOPENHAGEN 2013

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Brüssel 2016

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BARCELONA. 2012

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BARCELONA. 2012

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BARCELONA. 2012

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BARCELONA. 2012

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BARCELONA. 2012

Kichun Park is an artist, designer and photographer whose work explores spacial nuances and human intrigue. Working across different mediums which include painting, illustration and photography. His photographs casting a minimal yet vibrant glance on form and colour. Explore his series "UNDERSTANDING OF SPACE".

Kichun Park

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Ga-Pyeong region is located outskirts of Seoul. The site is famous for Arboretum, pine forest and mountains with rocks. The project embraces these characters of region. Likely, to other places, pine trees and large Rocks were easily found on the site. We pursue to express the atmosphere of the site character on our master plan.

When people visit the site, they should experience the nature as itself and should not be disturbed by destructed nature. The site is located on the edge of pine forest, which has slope height difference of 25 meters from the south to north end. Area for glamping is on nature side. The buildings are positioned on the road side, as if they protect the camp site.

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The buildings are divided into three volumes along the slope. The buildings are merge into the nature. The last volume on lowest side is used as welcome center. The facade of the building is combination of mirror and black cedar wood panels. The mirror panels embrace the surrounding nature.

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In this project, we introduced two glamping designs. They are 'rock flower' and 'dynamic triangle'. Both the buildings and the glamping are positioned along the inclined slope.

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Glamping Concept

The word 'Glamping' was introduced over 10 years ago in Korea but its meaning was misappropriated in terms of quality and comfort. Instead of glamorous camping, low quality tents were installed and profiteered.

We came to a mind of creating Glamping, which gives people chance to experience the nature even closer, while providing place to experience uniquely designed architecture and comforts. A place, where nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design are equally balanced. This concept led to the creation of Glamping Architecture in Korea.

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Glamping Description

The Glamping units are juxtaposed with a minimum change of the nature. We developed the Glamping unit and we named the design 'Rock Flower'. The basic concept of 'Rock Flower' was inspired from the rocks on the site.There were number of large rocks on the inclined steep hill and the flowers were grown between gabs.

The design intension is to express the glamping as flower buds on the rock.The 1.5m round window on top of the glamping helps to bring the sun light as well as experience the nature closer.The shape of the Landscape/nature has highest design character and we reflected this while planning the master plan.

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Glamping Form Finding

The shape and the position of the structures were carefully considered to give aesthetic emergence both during the day and the night time.When the form was designed, we considered the vertical structure spacing not to exceed the maximum width of the standard membrane size. This helped to reduce the cost as well as better control over visual effect of the joints between the surfaces. Because of the translucent character of the membrane, the shadow of the structure gave lantern effect, when projected on the surface.

Architects : ArchiWorkshop Location : Ga-Pyung, Gyung-Gi-gun, South Korea Project architects : Hee-Jun Sim, Su-Jeong Park Team : YooMi Chae, KyungNa Kim Area : 180.0 m2 Project Year : 2016 Manufacturers : Serge Ferrari Client : Glamping on the Rock Contractor : TCM Global Building A : 60 sqm (Residential) Building B : 60 sqm(Residential) Building C : 60 sqm (Welcome center) Glamping : 56 sqm per unit

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