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Title:Designing ”Fugaci” , a modular, multifunctional trailer
Author(s):Zheng, Lingxi
Advisor(s):Weightman, David
Department / Program:Art & Design
Discipline:Art and Design
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.F.A.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Recreational vehicle
modular design
Abstract:This project explores the potential of travel trailers as personal space for a variety of purposes. The study includes literature reviews, case studies, user behavior mappings, and proposes a design for a modular multi-functional trailer which is readily customized to suit different needs. This is particularly timely as the character of Recreational Vehicle (RV) travel and of remote working have significantly changed in recent years. The study sketches the variety of spaces that people may want to use in trailers. In different times and circumstances, people may have various goals for travel, they may either want to relax, work, rest, or enjoy other activities around their mobile trailer. The design outcome, Fugaci, is a,multifunctional trailer with modular customization kits/furniture units. With easy operating mechanisms, the trailer can be converted to different floor plans and configurations to meet users’ needs for different activities. These trailer types include a study, a yoga room, a bedroom, and more, useable either in proximity to the owner’s home or anywhere the trailer can be hauled to. The size and weight of the trailer enables it to be towed by compact SUVs or other medium sized cars. It is also useable as an Auxiliary Dwelling Unit (ADU ) parked outside the owners home.
Issue Date:2021-12-10
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/114023
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Lingxi Zheng
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-04-29
Date Deposited:2021-12


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