Art Center 2012: Honda Kit Trac Project

Art Center 2012: Honda Kit Trac Project

Tazo Osawa envisions foreclosed city properties turning into urban farms by the year 2016. To fam the land, the Kit-Trac project is a small tractor for the modern day pioneer.

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The concept overall simplicity in its aesthetic make it less intimidating for urban dwellers, and its the steering and seating were meant to be very intuitive for anyone who knows how to drive a car.

Honda Kit Trac Concept - Rendering

“I found with research that many city slickers might not go for the idea of trying to repair something that looked overly mechanical or had a daunting number of controls,” says Tazo Osawa.

Honda Kit Trac Concept - Packaging

“The compact size was also a big factor in design because it needed to be able to do full size tractor duties, yet be small and easy to maneuver around a city block.”

Honda Kit Trac Concept - Scale Model Honda Kit Trac Concept - Scale Model

In the technical drawing shows the Kit-Trac is roughly the size of a maintenance utility vehicle. Its features include a modular compost unit and battery pack, as well as an onboard tool storage bin.

Honda Kit Trac Concept - Design Board

Honda Kit Trac Concept - Digital Painting Honda Kit Trac Concept - Digital Painting

Check the other projects presented at the Art Center Degree Show 2012.

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