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47. CUPOLA!

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CUPOLA! / Valeria Zamboni / Italy, Rovereto / Архитектурный объект, Лэнд-арт объект

CUPOLA!

Purpose: Create small urban objects with different functions (small pavilion, sitting point).

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Concept of the project: Inspired by the typical orthodox domes, the project idea wants recreate with an urban object a social public space to relax or meet people. The figure of the “cupola” is a recognizable image for everybody, locals and tourists.

It’s an old cultural element of the city re-think in a contemporary key for a public space.

If you look up walking through the city, you will understand that it is a characteristic element of the urban landscape. With “Cupola!” you brings colored domes from the sky into a public ground.

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Technical description: In the presentation, there are different types of “cupola”. Different for size, function, color.

For the budget you can realize or a large pavilion or a combination between a medium/small pavilion with a sitting element (extrasmall type).

The materials are plastic pipes assembled on a wood frame.

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The estimated cost of the project: 2960 $

CUPOLA!

A city is recognizable by its urban landscape images that are part of the history and culture of people’s lives.

The project develops this reflection, wants to dwell about these images.

The orthodox domes characterize the skyline of the city and are a symbol of religion, history and tradition.

They are characteristic and recognizable elements.

They are images that belongs as much to the city as to people.

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The project develops the identity of this image, in a contemporary way, designing an urban object in a public space.The project involves the construction of small dome-shaped pavilions of different size and color.

There are four types of domes:

-a seating element (XS),

-a small pavilion (S),

-a medium pavilion that can accommodate from 1 to 3 people  (M),

-a largest pavilion that can accommodate from 3 to 5 people (L).

The different items correspond to the different types of sociality that you want to recreate.

The smallest element like a big basket offers a seat for two/one persons.The small pavilion aims to be an iconic and a game for children.The largest pavilions offer privacy and provide shelter.

The material used is cheap and easy available: plywood and corrugated plastic pipes.

Wood is a sustainable material, easy to assemble. It’s s used for the framework.

The plastic corrugated tubes are used for skin’s structure. They create a dome’s skin particularly attractive and funny for the color and roughness.

The plastic pipes make a series of rings up of variable sizes, wich are assembled on the wood structure in order of decreasing upwards.

The tube diameter is 10 cm for the largest pavilion. For the element of the sitting you can use a pipe diameter of 4 cm.

The budget of $ 3,000 allows you to build: or the pavilion (type L) or a smaller pavilion plus the sitting element (type XS) or you can build a couple of sitting elements with a small pavilion (type S).

Characterize the public ground with these items colorize the space, in terms of social relation, play and harmony. With “Cupola!” you brings colored domes from the sky into a public ground.

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36. CHEESE, TAKE A SIT!

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CHEESE, TAKE A SIT! / Massimo Peota / Italy, Rovereto / Архитектурный объект / Лэнд-арт объект

CHEESE, TAKE A SIT!

Purpose: Create a new type of bench. In addition to sit the bench is a frame to capture and share pictures of the city.

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Concept of the project: The idea came from the concept of social in the contemporary world.

Sociability, today, manifests itself in real public places and also in the new virtual public places.

Photography is a tool that uses both worlds: the photos of real places are shared and build up social connection in the virtual world.

The project is an amplifier for the art of photography.

The constructed object creates an artificial frame for photos and amplifies the perspective view of the avenue.

The frame is also a bench blanket. Inside, people can sit or lie down comfortably.

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Technical description: The object is mainly made ​​of wood. Its dimensions are 2.5 m x 2.5 m.

The wood panels are hooked together by threaded rods and metal nuts.

To ensure greater stability to the ground, at the base of the object there are two metal plates in the shape of «l».

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The estimated cost of the project: 

Cut wooden panels: 1400$

Metal nuts: 350$

Threaded rods: 100$

Metal plates: 150$

Total: 2000$

CHEESE, TAKE A SIT!

The idea came from the concept of social in the contemporary world.

Sociability, today, is manifested in real public places and also in virtual public places.

Photography is a tool that uses both worlds: the photos of real places are shared and build up social connections in the virtual world.

The project is an amplifier for the art of photography.

The constructed object creates an artificial frame for photos and amplifies the perspective view of the avenue.

The small differences in width of each panel create a play of perspective with the view fixed.

The element can be positioned at various points of the avenue Tchaikovsky.

The best position could be the beginning of the pedestrian path, framing the obelisk in the center of the park.

In the frame is shaped a bear, the symbol of the city of Yaroslavl.

The presence of the bear silhouette immediately identifies the photos that will be taken, creating a sort of socially-conscious brand for the city.

The frame is also a bench blanket. Inside, people can sit or lie down comfortably.

Its special shape makes it attractive, especially for children, who can unleash their imagination, play with the shape of the bear, etc.

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35. TwinWalentina

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TwinWalentina / Britta Alvermann, Massimiliano Corbo / Italy, Bologna / Архитектурный объект

TwinWalentina

Purpose/

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT IDEA:

The design of TwinWalentina bench is based on the idea of duality, it’s a urban object, flexible and functional, allowing the turning of the space surrounding it.

TwinWalentina is a piece of urban furniture that can adapt to any public space and can interface, simultaneously, both sides where ever it is placed.

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As a module in a wider context, its repetition and or its being placed side by side can create different spaces and situations by simply rotating or combining (i.e. putting the bench near to one another). With these benches, you can create small squares, out of minimal spaces in public parks or in the city streets in order to encourage people to stop and pause, promoting meetings, putting the neighbours in touch with each other and supporting a sustainable mobility.

The name TwinWalentina refers first of all to its duality, to its double face, at the duplicity of the space is its ability to create: on one the side the Chaise longue, on the other side the bench. Relax on one side and work on the other side; seriousness on one side and amusement on the other. Secondly, this urban object, interacting with the space, takes its name after the famous cosmonaut Walentina Tereschkowa, who was born close to Yaroslavl.

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Concept of the project/  FEATURES OF THE PROJECT:

TwinWalentina is made of a double bench with double sitting space installed in a central pivot, allowing it to rotate 360°.

The TwinWalentina bench is primarily made of two benches with a 45 cm sitting space, placed side by side but with different functions: on one side a seat with Chaise longue, and on the other side a normal seat with a little table.

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In planning the bench, we considered that the surface of the sitting area and the seatback, so that it should be easy to clean whilst channeling the rain away.

The final goal of the project is to meet to the needs of the users of the public space, offering them, at the same time, different kinds of usage of the bench whilst creating different relationships with one or another side of the park. To meet this goal, the main structure of the bench helps to hold it and to rotate the sitting place, thanks to a round, tubular section.

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Technical description / MATERIALS DESCRIPTION:

The materials used for TwinWalentina bench are laminated wood and steel. These two materials, conveniently treated to resist atmospheric agents have been chosen for their diversity, with one being almost the opposite of the other, and because of their use, the structure of the bench is visually balanced. Dimensions: 200x100cm, H-75cm

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The estimated cost of the project:  Steel structure, including cutting, welding and ancillary works: € 1200 equal to $1548.

Wooden components, including cutting, assembly and ancillary works: € 800 equal to $1032.

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31.  REVOLUTION CHAIR

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REVOLUTION CHAIR / VITIA STUDIO: Marco Testi, Sergio Vedovelli / Italy, Verona  / Архитектурный объект

REVOLUTION CHAIR

Purpose:   The competition’s target is precisely the in-depth analysis of these terms such cornerstone of social rebirth inside urban frame, carrying on multiple needs: not only an architectural item that upgrades socially unattractive places but a device that get together the meeting opportunity, also between different generation, and the self-building by citizen, without industrial means, work together under the temperate sun of June.

Concept of the project:  The concept of the REVOLUTION CHAIR is the revolution itself, that is the possibility to rotate the system in order to get different way of sitting every time you wish, on the basis of needs, age and uses. In the same time it’s possible to return at the original configuration. Anyway the inspiration of the REVOLUTION CHAIR it’s not only a mechanical concept but stand for the will of realize a quite instinctive sense of sociability, and the form itself it’s the material translation.

Let’s think these images: the famous and numerous cupolas of Yaroslavl churches defining the sinuous skyline; and two hands joined together crossing the fingers in order to symbolize union and protection. The fusion of those images in the final design has created such a living organism, that considering needs and seasons, is an architectural complement in the historical context and also a urban modern furniture, comfortable and flexible to use.

REVOLUTION CHAIR scheme

Technical description: The constructive system is made by three parts: woody structure (the moving one), steel base (that contains the mechanical parts) and platform. The Revolution Chair is made only with wood and steel and its modular structure (each seat module is 67 cm large) makes the building process easier and meanwhile allows to keep the costs under control: we couldn’t know how much costs the materials we need to build a complete pavilion, then we’ve thought to compose a modular structure in order to allows the builders to decide themselves how much to spend about it.

The estimated cost of the project:  The estimated cost with Italian medium prices every module will cost more or less 300,00 USD (considering only unrefined materials)

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«It’s not possible to live the city if the city itself doesn’t allow it this is to say, city gives no spaces. The place is where we rest, it’s pause, it’s similar to silence in music, and
there is no music without silence.

Post-metropolitan land ignore silence,
doesn’t allow to rest and gather together to live».

Massimo Cacciari
in Aldo Bonomi, “La città infinita”

REVOLUTION CHAIR details

THE REVOLUTION CHAIR

Therefore it is the “place to rest” the principal target and, by the way, the revaluation of those urban spaces that can offer it. But which are the qualities a “place to rest” should have? Probably most of people would imagine a lonely bench in the middle of a park, or the shadow of some fowered trees at the border of the main square, or a friend’s bar table, where sitting together and say hello to other consumers. So an open space, a closed one, separate by nature things or persons, recognizable and maybe comfortable?
All these details do every space a possible personal “place to rest”, according different way of thinking, and different value of the quality of life in urban context. Every city has, historically, a system of places, spaces and paths to walk or cycle, dedicated to sport or social activities or games, relax and rest zones. It’s exactly the gathering and the social attitude, through out multiple activities that allows to stop time and ignore the common metropolitan places (like highways, car, skyscrapers, industries) and rediscover human-like- places.

The competition’s target is precisely the in-depth analysis of these terms such cornerstone of social rebirth inside urban frame, carrying on multiple needs: not only an architectural item that upgrades socially unattractive places but a device that brings together the meeting opportunity, also between different generation, and the self-building by citizen, without industrial means, work together under the temperate sun of june.

REVOLUTION CHAIR construction

The concept of the REVOLUTION CHAIR is the revolution itself, that is the possibility to rotate the system in order to get different way of sitting every time you wish, on the basis of needs, age and uses. In the same time it’s possible to return at the original configuration.

Anyway the inspiration of the REVOLUTION CHAIR it’s not only a mechanical concept but stand for the will of realize a quite instinctive sense of sociability, and the form itself it’s the material translation.
Let’s think these images: the famous and numerous cupolas of Yaroslavl churches defining the sinuous skyline; and two hands joined together crossing the fingers in order to symbolize union and protection.

Both were strong ideas for us, the first one suggested by the well-established identity of the place, decisively contaminated by the powerful presence and the sweet design of its towers; the second one taken like ideal and technological target, because it is a immediate and authentic representation of union, state of mind, sociability, comfort and protection.

The fusion of those images in the final design has created such a living organism, that considering needs and seasons, is an architectural complement in the historical context and also a urban modern furniture, comfortable and fexible to use. Some social benefits deriving from the installation of a similar device, like a symbol of “a place to rest”, will be the start of new socializing processes and interaction between younger and elder generations. Children will use 100% of the structure potential – for instance like a big toy, or a house to meet each other… — adults will take rest from the desired sitting position, older people and people with handicap will find pleasant shadow during summertime and shelter in cold winter days.

REVOLUTION CHAIR elements

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The constructive system is made by three parts: woody structure (the moving one), steel base (that contains the mechanical parts) and platform.

THE WOODY STRUCTURE – it’s done by slices of pine wood in order to compose a module (67 cm long) that can be replicated every time you wish. The woody structure is divided into two parts having independent movement: vertical structure and seat. For assembly the REVOLUTION CHAIR are necessary five components, all made with pine 3,5 cm thick slices. In the project

philosophy we’ve tried to avoid material waste, without giving up the aesthetic of the form. This because we think that a socially useful product should be also a symbol of improved awareness towards nature and environment that people live and share.

Unrefined material measures:

  • –  40 x 200 x 3,5 *cm (vertical component)
  • –  20 x 200 x 3,5 * cm (bigger covering component)
  • –  20 x 150 x 3,5 * cm (smaller covering component)
  • –  35 x 70 x 3,5 * cm (seat component)
  • –  30 x 34 x 3,5 * cm (base component)
    * thick measure is to consider unrefined (3,5 cm) because with the planing will lose 2-3 mm each side: final measure should be 3 cm.

REVOLUTION CHAIR — night view

These components need some other minimal work:
– the vertical component has two holes, with different diameters: in the smaller one will pass the rotation pivot of the entire structure, while in the bigger hole will stand a steel ring (that derives from a cylinder tubular) in order to preserve wood during rotation;
– the two covering components have three small holes where will pass three threading rods in order to fix all the slices to the vertical structure;
– seat component has a hole like a cross in order to move only the seat without moving the entire structure; – base component has a hole too, that coincides with the smaller hole in the vertical structure.

THE STEEL BASE – It’s made by simple rectangular tubular (measures of section: 26x15cm, 67 long). In the extreme sides are fixed two steel shaped plates. These plates cover both the extremity and fix the base to the structure above. The tubular contains a winch that grants the controlled rotation: from the steel base sticks out an hexagonal rod that can be moved with an articulated stick (like those of manual rolling shutter).

PLATFORM – It’s the fixing component of the entire structure and grants statical stability. It’s made simply by T profile steel rods fixed with screws to the steel bases both sides. Each module has two rods, above those there is wood slices pavement.

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