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Topoplanter

 

Apollo

The planter was derived from investigations and curiosity in how to spice up residential suburban homes and underdeveloped lawn plans. I am currently developing a residential development housing catalog and the ideas set forth in this study are to be adaptations available for residents to choose from, adding spice to their neighborhoods and further removing the "yawn" from the lawn".

The planter is not the end idea derived from this study but a more reasonably scaled mock up for me to physically interact with, observing the playfulness of the curves and pushing the ideas forward. I will be experimenting with fabrication techniques such as sculpting, mold making, casting resins and working with fiberglass to achieve my intent, both feasibly and economically.

 
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PROCESS COLLAGE_NOVEMBER_15_2017

 

The first object to be realized is a planter adopting crater like forms, used to house plants or any small objects you see fit. The planter itself is a study and process piece that is being used to help me develop a new residential plan that combats my current aggression and disinterest with a large majority of contemporary practicing designers and residential developers.

ITERATION 1_FEBRUARY_05_2018

ITERATION 1_FEBRUARY_05_2018

Overall, the final product kept the creative intent behind the collage that the piece was referencing. Minor adjustments had to be made due to my own negligence to learn about soil restraints and plant needs. The final form is not concrete like I initially spec'd but a mass made from carved open cell foam, lightweight spackle, paint and polyurethane hard-coat.

[See section detail below]. 

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RIGHT ELEVATION

RIGHT ELEVATION

UNNAMED SHOT

UNNAMED SHOT

 

The Process _ End-table Sized Planter

 
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While laying the concrete, the chair frame held a depth too close to the surface of the concrete. The form was casted with a "crack" and inevitably broke. Luckily the switch to a foam base reduced the weight a considerable amount and made it a more appropriate piece of furniture.

While laying the concrete, the chair frame held a depth too close to the surface of the concrete. The form was casted with a "crack" and inevitably broke. Luckily the switch to a foam base reduced the weight a considerable amount and made it a more appropriate piece of furniture.

This process image makes me think that this would be nice end table.

This process image makes me think that this would be nice end table.

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Pre-Plants _ Final Finsh

Pre-Plants _ Final Finsh