2011-11-04

#Amorphous Wood

Have a couple more blobby wood structures to post. I really like these projects, because I feel like they point to an interesting direction for architecture: they combine the clean aesthetic of modernism with more natural, captivating shapes, and they use natural materials to accomplish it.

The first is a polymorphic bench” that students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation designed and built for under $1,000. Users can bend and move it around as they see fit. Very cool idea.

The second is a temporary installation in Kobe, Japan called Crater Lake. Designed by 24d STUDIO, it incorporates spaces for all forms of free play, and is customizable as well (the seating stools are movable). Too bad it’s temporary! I would love to see more projects like this become permanent.


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