Camion

Pavia / Italy / 2006

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Magazine Auto& Design_Italy_ Issue number 109: "The discreet appeal of the HGV. This was the spring-board for Donato Nappo, an architecture graduate of Milan Polytechnic with specialisation in Industrial Design (tutor prof.Arturo dell''acqua Bellavitis,assisted by prof.giancarlo Quartieri) when He chose the design of an articulated truck cabin, developped on the mechanical platform of the Renault Magnum, as the subject of his thesis.
Donato Nappo''s research essentially deals with the more current than ever theme of the interior of truck cabins. His material aims at multiple objectives, of which the fundamental one is redefining the interior architecture of the cabin, addressing the quality of the working environment and, more generally, the quality of life on board.
The outcome of this methodological approach was the definition of modulo 3, a high-level driver''s cab that offers a flat-floored all-round-vision cabin characterised by a protected interior area and a fully-featured bathroom. The vehicle''s name was a deliberate choice, in that it is made from three basic structural modules. The first is the overall chassis, engine and mechanical group. The second, the two separate cabin support-a pair of towers that enclose, respectively, the passenger cell and the bathroom. The third module is the cabin itself, finished to ergonomic criteria with the most modern and advanced comforts, including variable-intensity interior lights, couchette with real-bed dimentions, fridge and microwave oven".

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    Magazine Auto& Design_Italy_ Issue number 109: "The discreet appeal of the HGV. This was the spring-board for Donato Nappo, an architecture graduate of Milan Polytechnic with specialisation in Industrial Design (tutor prof.Arturo dell''acqua Bellavitis,assisted by prof.giancarlo Quartieri) when He chose the design of an articulated truck cabin, developped on the mechanical platform of the Renault Magnum, as the subject of his thesis.Donato Nappo''s research essentially deals with the more...

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    • Year 2006
    • Work started in 1994
    • Work finished in 2006
    • Status Completed works
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