Intro: Relax Prototype
We’ve created a playful outdoor stage on Market Street just for you and your friends. Too small to be a park, too large to be a piece of furniture, 'Relax' is a playful merger of both. Experience all the sights, sounds, and smells the neighborhood has to offer - from a different perspective. This place is primed and ready to be activated by the people, sun, and fog that will encounter it.
Step 1: Materials
1 sheet of 3/4" Plywood
9 sheets of 1/4" Plywood
96 sq ft of Sod
3 1/2" x 12' Threaded Rods
36 1/2" Bolts
Screws as needed
Step 2: Design
Design should be messy! Sketch, make models, make mock-ups! Test and be open to the happy accident. Use digital tools as necessary when precision is required. We made use of CAD software and digital fabrication to test different curves on the runners.
Step 3: Fabrication
A - Connect two 2x4's to a gusset plate cut from 3/4" ply with a curved bottom
B - Thread 2x4 assembly onto 2 12' long rods
C - Repeat process for 6 runners and space them out at 2' increments
D - Lay three layers of 1/4" ply over runners
E - Spread sod on the top
F - Enjoy!
Step 4: Interaction
There's no right or wrong way to use 'Relax'. People ran and jumped on it, did yoga, played guitar, ate lunch, took naps, read books, had meetings, and even partied on it. We just recommend putting it in a sunny spot and enjoy.