Az­mon Chetty, Isth­mus

Idealog - - WOOD WORKS - isth­mus.co.nz

Isth­mus, a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary ar­chi­tec­ture and ur­ban de­sign stu­dio be­hind projects as di­verse as Auck­land's Hob­sonville Point, the de­vel­op­ment of the New Ply­mouth fore­shore and the re­de­vel­oped Frey­burg Place, fo­cuses on three things: land, people and cul­ture. For this ex­per­i­ment, it fo­cused on wood.

“The Isth­mus Idea Log of­fers op­por­tu­ni­ties for play and dis­cov­ery for a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, whether it be in­doors or out­doors. Its adap­tive na­ture al­lows it to pro­voke cre­ativ­ity and think­ing from kids or adults in the en­vi­ron­ment they are in. This project makes this con­nec­tion more ob­vi­ous in a cu­ri­ous and fun way; as a de­sign for mixed use. The log can be flung in a tree or thrown into the wa­ter to see what crit­ters come to in­habit it. Other pos­si­bil­i­ties could be a bird feeder, hang­ing pot for plants to be grown on or sim­ply a pic­nic lamp.”

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