I tried to deconstruct the perception of "urban bench", in respect to the existing infra-structures of the city. thus, "just drop & forget" installation method was introduced.
Personally, i don't like the disturbance of works in progress in public spaces.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Robust design, easy on site installation, just drop & forget.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The curves of eternity are providing a comfortable and embracing seating experience
and in the same time, they take care the stability of the system.
Endings are positioned in a way that neutralizes the slightest movement.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2013 and finished in March 2013.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Reinforced cast stone,
using specific mold made of polyester reinforced with glass fiber and metallic chassis that ensures the geometrical stability of the workpiece during the manufacturing process.
Concrete reinforcing with galvanized steel B-500s in a minimum amount of 30kg/m3.
Finished surface is softly acid etched treated and waterproofed.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width x Depth x Height = 1360 x 980 x 1050 mm , single unit dimensions.
Width x Depth x Height = 1360 x 1780 x 1050 mm , two units dimensions.
urban design, outdoor, outdoor furniture, urban, urban elements, concrete, cast stone, liquid stone, bench, street furniture
The creative challenge was to redefine the common perception of the "urban bench" object, in respect to the existing infra-structure of the urban environment.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
George Drakakis, 2013.