Mobius Park
Advance Studio - Future Factory

Mobius considers a future where manufacturing automation becomes total, releasing the factory floor from its historical horizontality. By using robots Mobius explores the re-arrangement of car factories around vertical axes.

The traditional Detroit car factory features more than two million square feet of floor space, mostly dedicated to assembly lines in which workers stand around cars, each worker repetitively performing a single task. As automation has taken root, many of these human workers have been replaced by single function robots which are bolted to the ground where a human used to stand.

Mobius challenges this now-strange paradigm: spaces designed originally to optimize human efficiency are now being used inefficiently by robots. Robots, having no need to be bolted to the ground in rows, and gaining no efficiency from performing the same motion over and over, can work more efficiently in much smaller footprints by being re-oriented along a vertical axis and given multiple functions. The assembly line is no longer one-directional.

The Mobius assembly line vastly reduces the horizontal footprint of car manufacturing processes whilst simultaneously reducing the safety concerns inherent in traditional assembly lines. By "vertically integrating" the assembly line, heavy manufacturing shrinks to the point that it can take root in an urban context at Pier 9.
Auto Museum
Section Perspective
The Production Scale of auto-manufacturing has shifted tremendously, from the good old days of mega sized production such as Ford River Rouge, which is highly efficient and horizontal, but at the cost of huge environmental impact, to contemporary days such as Telsa Factory, which has become highly robotic, but still situated remotely and horizontal, to Local Motor Knoxville Micro Factory, which truely challenged the traditional way of manufacturing by introducing 3D printing and highly compact experiemental layout.
At Pier 9 2.0, the Mobius Park is trying to evolve even further by bringing auto-manufacturing right to the heart of urban center, and maintaining a highly compact and unprecedented ‘vertical assembly’ modules, ready to produce the next generation of automobiles that are electric, highly customizable and consumerable.
Proposed customer experience
Worker profile comparison
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Site model
Site model
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Site model detail
Site model detail
Comparison of previous site model with the final site model
Comparison of previous site model with the final site model
Comparison of previous site model with the final site model
Sectional Demo Model demonstrating the scale of 'Autobot Maker' in relation to the rest of the building, the 3D printer is driven by the Tiny-G motherboard and a custom made G-code made by grasshopper operated by Coolterm software.
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Mobius Park is a futuristic automobile factory conceptual proposal for the 'Future Factory' Advance Studio. Built upon a semester of research, th Read More
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