Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Please Skate on Me

Back from the break - refreshed and recharged. PRADE will be getting back into the swing of things this week with more frequent updates.

First up - public spaces that actually embrace urban culture rather than stifle it. These skateable benches from Tom Hawes are specifically designed to provide maximum grind factor for skaters while still offering an attractive seating option for public spaces.

Hawes points out that older kids and teenagers are often ignored in the planning of public spaces - which seems obvious to me the second you walk into any mall and see 30 teenagers hanging out because they have no where else to go.

The only question the design raises for me is - what happens when some people are sitting down and others want to skate? I imagine the temptation to ollie an old lady on the bench might be too irresistible for some to pass up.


1 comment(s):

  • dude they those are some dope ledges, im i had my skateboard i'd "K" that ledge sooo well good luck with the design shizz, ive just finished my yr 12 graphic communication folio, where i designed a new skate park and shoe, ive used that ledge in the park thnx 4 the inspiration. by the way i pulled an B+ yeahh

    By Anonymous ry, at 2:35 AM  

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