Crescent Bench

This form study explores how urban seating could be improved by focusing on having an interesting sculptural design, allowing for socialization, and using sustainable materials. Using a crescent shape for seating areas allows for groups to interact by sitting on the inside, while those seeking solitude will face away from others by sitting on the outside. The Crescent Seat uses glass fiber reinforced concrete, a LEED certified material, and steel rebar. This allows for long use, and complete recyclablity. Ground hugging plants are grown on the arch in an effort to reduce the structure’s manufacturing carbon footprint.

Original Image ©2010 John Shippen
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