Urban Furniture

An interdisciplinary team from the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape partnered with a local concrete manufacturer to design and prototype a kit of parts for a modular seating system with three unique furniture components (stool, leaner, table) that can be used together or on their own. The intent is to explore hybrid digital design and robotic fabrication methods that result in more efficient and sustainable processes whilst adding character and visual identity to Stephen Ave. The urban furniture provides ways to accommodate different group sizes along the avenue and support surrounding programming (like the Globe theatre!).

Project Lead: Alicia Nahmad Vazquez with Kris Fox

Research Assistants: Carmen Harris, Julian Zwack, Youness Yousefi, Guy Gardner

Industry Partner: Barkman concrete

Location: Stephen Avenue, between 5 & 6 Street SW (Outside the Globe Theatre)

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