This project was initiated at 2017 Urban Design Festival, with theme of “Creating Better City Life Through Design”, a design campaign co-produced by Urban China Magazine and AssBook. Xu Zhifeng was invited as designer to renovate a small part - 20 litter bins on the Yuyuan Road, which enjoys everlasting reputation for its cultural and architecture beauty and value. After interview with the sanitation workers, Xu decided to keep only the same liners and ex-dimensions, create a whole new outlook by minimal material, details, signs and colors, max functions of the bin embed a smoking station.
Located near a retail street West Palm Beach, this creates a featured amenity for visitors and locals alike. A sculptural seating piece made of laminated natural stone slabs acts to retain a rain garden managing storm water on site. The project drapes all native stone materials across the site to create a wave-like form. These stone slabs start from the plaza paving and sweeps upward to create the bench for people to sit. Visitors can sit in the shade of the canopy trees and view the integral art piece, or interact with the sculpture itself, finding ways to sit, stand, lie and climb.
New cities offer and at the same time impose new ways of leaving daily life and urban spaces, therefore this system is able to merge seamlessly nature and city. This street furniture system combines the vase for plants and flowers with the bench, keeping the nature as the center focus. The seat of the benches is obtained with two planes inclined towards the center, where a recessed drainage channel brings rain water into the vase.
Simplicity is the design philosophy of Sisu, it was designed to be simple in every aspect such as style and production. Whole product made of a single flowing surface, and a metal structure inside. This minimal bench created according to the modern way of thinking: Less is more. The goal is developing an emotional connection between people and product by redefining aesthetic of a street furniture.
CP-009 is a bike rack composed of two materials, recycled aluminum cast body and the upper part has a EPDM rubber surface whose objective is to protect your bike from scratches, both materials are fused in the same attractive, strong and functional geometry. The bike rack occupies little space and has the capacity to park two bicycles without them falling over. this product contribute to an orderly public space and encourage use of the bicycle as a means of non-motorized transportation.
BO-007 is a bollard made of carbon steel tube and its pattern has a three-dimensional laser cut out. Its tube features a galvanized and polyester powder coating finish to withstand the natural environment. The pattern cut out has an engineering-grade reflective strip inside to make it visible from any angle and prevent vandalism. All these characteristics come together in an aesthetic, functional product that could be adapted to any city setting thanks to his slender body and suitable proportion.
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