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mario lemos: trace   think outside the parking box competition shortlisted revealed
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nov 01, 2009
mario lemos: trace think outside the parking box competition shortlisted revealed


‘trace’ by mario lemos from switzerland, is one of the 66 shortlisted entries from our
from our recent designboom competition ‘think outside the parking box’ in collaboration
with nissan.

the concept of the parking project is based on the functionality of sundials which indicates
the time according to the position of the sun. trace uses the same system to delineate a
parking space through the use of aluminum poles. meant for parking spaces in sunny places,
the poles are oriented in the direction of sunrise and sunset(wet-east), that reduces or enlarges
the parking space according to time. on sunny days this concept is purely graphical.
the simplicity of the poles become a sculpture, a work of art in a desolate place such as an
urban parking lot. at night, the shadows of the posts are lost in space.

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