This seating is meant to be a statement as well as a design solution. It embraces community involvements and conveys a much-needed message of happiness to encourage positivity in a city that repeatedly fell short on the global ranking of happiness level. Infused with cultural references (origami, paper-cutting) drawn from the designer’s mixed (Japanese-Chinese) heritage, the seating has also adopted Sun Chan's Chinese character art motifs as the designer’s tribute to her beloved late father who departed the same year she was commissioned this project.
Table tennis is a space-efficient and accessible game compared to a lot of sports. The equipment needed is cheap and the game is easy to learn and equally hard to master. The perfect urban activity. The project aims to honor the game of table tennis with a sculptural table, made for the urban environment. A strict frame is made from minimalistic plates of steel, painted with dark reflective paint. A chain of wooden spheres works as a crossbeam. As the spheres reflect in the paint a continuous chain appears to go through the metal, making it seem translucent and light.
The smart parcel locker has two types modules: main and parcel. The parcel module is formed by assembling the inner and outer cabinet together with special electromechanical locks instead of using any fasteners on the outer interface. Thus, RovLocker has a seamless, minimal and anti-vandal design that adds aesthetic and functional value to public spaces. In addition, in cases of maintenance and repair, the inner cab can be pulled out from outer cab by opening the special locks. This means that the locker can be installed in various public areas, as there is no need to reach the back of it.
Trident is a public toilet built by customizing the "product standardization process", unified visual, modularity, humanization, technology, to bring users a better sense of experience. Different from ordinary public toilets, a photovoltaic power generation system is specially set up on the roof of Trident , which can also provide power support for the surrounding residents to use the environment, while satisfying the basic conditions of the public toilets' own electricity.
Hello Wood created a line of outdoor furniture with smart functions for community spaces. Reimagining the genre of public furniture, they designed visually engaging and functional installations, featuring a lighting system and USB outlets, which required the integration of solar panels and batteries. The Snake is a modular structure; its elements are variable to fit the given site. The Fluid Cube is a fixed unit with a glass top featuring solar cells. The studio believes that the purpose of design is to turn articles of everyday use into loveable objects.
The design aimed to question generic design and to be inspired by newly establishing ideas concerning future challenges. Since the outcome is a modular urban furniture family, it can work both as stand-alone furniture pieces as well as a small scale public realm with adjustable programs. Design can be described as flexible, scalable, industrial, modular urban furniture which can work as a permanent or temporary spatial intervention. Due to attention to details, the design achieves considerable optimization as all elements use the same standardized frame structure likewise shared materials.
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