noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces
 
noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces
nov 21, 2013

noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces

noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces
all images courtesy of cenlitrosmetrocadrado

 

 

 

generated as part of a public spaces improvement program, the urban furniture series by spanish studio cenlitrosmetrocadrado seeks to revitalize the historic area of noia, a small town on the galician coast. developed as part of ‘noia intramuros’, which was started in 2011 by the local council, the renovation project helps to support non-commercial, local solutions. a flexible system of modular benches with one, two and three seats are able to adapt to the diversity of the town’s middle ages layout. produced in a half-handmade way by professionals from the surrounding area, their construction helps to foster the local economy and also minimize environmental costs from manufacturing and logistics. the benches are integrated into the ancient context through their horizontal proportions. achieving an unfinished look with a sense of asymmetry, the choice of materials helps to establish a direct relationship with nearby buildings. a small bin and planter box were also created, their shape and size influenced by the historic narrow streets and alley-ways.

 

 


the custom designed benches support different ways of sitting

 

 


a flexible system of modular benches with one, two and three seats were developed

 

 


a linear arrangement of the planter box placed next to benches

 

 


the modular benches can be arranged into different formations

 

 


arm and backrest detail

 

 


detail of the joinery in the woodwork

 

 


the planters and bins adapt their dimensions to the narrow streets of the historical area

 

 


view showing a planter box and bin

 

 


the bin’s shape and size was influenced by the historic narrow streets and alley-way

 

 


the historic area branding was laser-cut and carved on benches, planters and bins

 

 

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