Racine, Wisconsin-based John Villareal's suh-weet Futurist Bicycle Design is intended for "the future as materials and manufacturing advance," he writes. "Our ability to manufacture lighter frames with increasing strength of materials will allow us to make shapes that today would structurally fail." To that end, he has stripped away as many structural elements as possible and jazzed up what's left over.
We dig the hubless wheels, hubless pedal-crank assembly, and that crazy single point of connection for the crossbar--is that a hinge, to make the bike smaller for storage?
Another neat feature you can spot in the renderings: The wheels appear to be made from two pieces of rubber each, with what looks like a chain that presumably links to the no-hub. I can't see that staying clean and debris-free in the city, but darn if it doesn't look cool.
Check out the rest of Villareal's book on Coroflot.