Buick Ula Concept
The Buick Ula Concept is a design study of an amphibious vehicle composed of a lower rolling chassis and an upper boat pod. The author is Josh Henry from University of Cincinnati.
For the concept, Josh Henry took inspiration from his past internship at Florida-based Sea Ray Boats.
His goal was to develop an easy-access, non-intimidating recreational boat, combining a car and a trailer into a single unit, with a boat “pod” attached to it.
Targeted to female customers in the Miami area, the Concept features an open design, dynamic flowing surfaces and a water-themed white/light blue color scheme.
The project was developed in Autodesk Alias and Rhino, while the final renderings were made by CG artist Michael Rule-Z Kotoff.
The scale model was entirely 3D printed. The main body pieces were created at University’s rapid prototype center with plaster powder, while the large transparent pieces where printed at online service i.materialise.com.
You can find the full article and interview on i.materialise.com.
About the Designer
Josh Henry is a junior student at the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
(Source: Josh Henry, i.materialise.com)