Why wood? The idea of using wood in transportation may be unconventional now but this was not always
the case. From legendary aircraft like the Sopwith Camel and the Ontario-made WWII era Mosquito
bomber to the once ubiquitous horse and carriage, wood has proven to be an excellent material foundation
to build highly efficient and locally produced transportation.
Orenda will be new kind or urban transport vehicle. Electric, low speed, designed for personal use
utilising as little space and resources as possible. If such a vehicle were to become popular then one can
imagine small local industries popping up to manufacture most of the vehicle locally using simple
machinery and sustainable raw materials.
By using ash, a naturally flexible and durable material in a creative application, we are able to blur the
boundary between past and modern connotations of sustainable materials, transportation devices and the
whole idea of mobility in the modern world.