Eighternity Urban Bench by George Drakakis

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Eighternity

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Urban Bench

INSPIRATION:
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.

TAGS:
urban design, outdoor, outdoor furniture, urban, urban elements, concrete, cast stone, liquid stone, bench, street furniture

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
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.

ADDED DATE:
2013-06-23 01:23:29

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IMAGE CREDITS:
George Drakakis, 2013.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Escofet

PROFILE:
Escofet was founded in 1886. This long work experience has been brought to bear on its specialty in improving urban public spaces, with results both relevant and innovative. It has been involved with architecture and design since its inception, and has won such top awards as the Spanish National Design Prize in 1992 and the ADI-FAD Golden Delta in 2001 for Lungo Mare, a piece designed by Catalan architect Enric Miralles. Escofet is a leading Company in the field of architectural and cast concrete, manufacturing and designing top of the range products. Its brand stands for a long pedigree and a business approach whose aim is contribute added value to urban buildings and their facades, and to the urban landscape with paving and universal public space elements. It is unflaggingly innovative and sees its conceptual and material work on developing new urban landscape products and typologies as the fundamental purpose of its manufacturing industrial and design activity.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Eighternity Urban Bench by George Drakakis is a Nominee in Street Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Eighternity Urban Bench by George Drakakis is Winner in Street Furniture Design Category, 2013 - 2014.

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