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ma:fou / mobile living


mafou is considered as the main part of a mobility concept in 2038, linked into a network of waterways and docking stations. It abrogates the ostensive antagonism between being “at home” and being “en-route” while it is intended both as a place of living and working for people of all ages who like exploring the world.
mafou uses a species of algae to generate hydrogen [H], converted eco-friendly to energy via fuel cell. Algae Modules, inserted into the comb-like supporting structure of the outer shell, gain H by photosynthetic reaction. In addition to effective H storage in carbon nanotubes it enables the vehicle to create its own electricity


Burg Giebichenstein

Burg Giebichenstein
Halle (Saale), Germany

Prof. Kari Uusiheimala
Doz. Hartmut Voigt


, Ines

, Ines
Zwickau, Germany

Ines Heidner Juliane Heidrich