suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
benjamin BERR+natalie HADDAD+brent DEKRYGER:
The Initial design approach was to find an architectural solution utilizing multiple methods of digital fabrication to create a performative product.
Our goal was to reestablish an interactive social environment that has since been replaced by the newly implemented makeLab at Lawrence Technological University. The idea of a lounge area influenced our decision to design a bench that can accommodate the seating positions ranging from a reclining position into a sitting upright position. The design allows for the individual user to find their comfort zone. Thus, theBench is composed of interlocking concrete and plywood components created using a 3-axis CNC router.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
bB+nH+bD: Lisa Iwamoto, Office DA, The Very Many
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
bB+nH+bD: The Darkness, Hall & Oates, Alien Ant Farm, and Zoolander
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
bB+nH+bD: The Very Many, Renzo Piano, Belzberg, and Todd Williams
Advised by Jim Stevens