AERO Bike, a prototype birch bicycle
frame, not only provides strength and flexibility in a lightweight material, but is also being used to test wooden design techniques for architecture
. Conceived by student designers Martino Hutz, Atanas Zhelev and Mariya Korolova while working on structural designs for a wooden house, the initial birch bicycle prototype was shown as part of a presentation by Ezgaat Architects
at Milan Design Week 2015
. "To further develop our ideas and the technology for large-scale buildings," said project manager Zhelev, "we chose to start at a smaller scale by creating a bicycle."