Re-thinking Shade 2 STRUCTURE CONCEPTS
LIVING PLAZA TEAM Patrick McDonnell . Community Designer . Dallas CityDesign Studio Amanda Popken . Economic Development Analyst . Economic Development City of Dallas Tisha Crear . Cultural Programs Coordinator . Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Re-thinking Shade 2 STRUCTURE CONCEPTS
ABOUT Re-thinking Shade 2 is the second iteration of a theme to inspire the community to activate our City Hall plaza through shade. On August 15th, we put out a call for ideas to people around the city to help us come up shade structures for our Living Plaza event on Wednesday, September 26th. There are six designs ranging from small individual sized solutions to large 400sqft ones. Once built, the structures will stay on the plaza for 10 days, and then be moved to various locations around the city to be exhibited. We hope to demonstrate the importance of community led place-making at Dallasâ€™s City Hall, and continuing to make it a Living Plaza everyday. We also want to show the importance of public art and inspiring the community to help re-think our public spaces. 4
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Call for Ideas for Shade 1 Re-thinking Shade 1 Call for Ideas for Shade 2 Re-thinking Shade 2
Carlos Donjuan firstname.lastname@example.org www.carlosdonjuan.com I propose to build a large-scale Paleta that will be lying on its side. The front side of the piece will be facing the sun and will have a large face painted on it. The back part of the piece will be in the shade with a long bench attached to it for the people to sit.
BEACH BENCH amanda popken It began with a simple sketch of a beach chair with a simple attached umbrella. My favorite spot on the plaza is right on the edge of the pond – it feels just a bit cooler there, with the wind, and the occasional spray from the fountain feature. I wanted something to sit on that would be simple, clean and breezy, keeping with that feel of a day on the beach. The fabric provides the seat back, like a pool chair or a hammock that has a little give when you sink into it. And the fabric on top was meant to billow in the wind, letting a pop of sunlight through every so often. It’s eco-friendly too; the wood and fabric are all leftover materials from other projects – you can see the paint from the previous incarnation on the joint reinforcements. *Built for Re-thinking Shade 1 6
TRASH BIN SEAT patrick mcdonnell I wanted to create something small, mobile, repurposed out of another object, and cheap. One day I was in my backyard and saw a recycling bin that had big crack in the side from being squeezed by the mechanical arm that pours it into the recycle trucks. I was inspired! What came out of it was the Trash Bin Seat (TBS). For $27, left over plywood, a box of screws and the use of a workshop with tools, I was able to fashion this work of beauty in 5 hours. The TBS is designed for an individual. It can transform back into its original state and can easily be wheeled around. Puts a whole new meaning on the saying “one person’s trash, is another person’s treasure.” *Built for Re-thinking Shade 1 8
DESTINATION SHADE randy bennett Simple in form, extremely functional, yet sculptural and fun. Our city hall is so cool with its dramatic angles and I knew I wanted to complement that look. Using a simple frame work based on the tripod for stability, it all grew from there. Transparent sunscreen sails in shades of green create layers of shade and texture suggesting giant leaves. The leaves combined with the angular framework suggests a grove of contemporary trees. The transparency still allows us to see city hall through the structure. Planters nestled in the branches add a touch of nature and the vertical banners remind us that this is all about Dallas. And of course the benches invite visitors to stop and enjoy the moment. 10
PALETA carlos donjuan I propose to build a large-scale Paleta that will be lying on its side. The front side of the piece will be facing the sun and will have a large face painted on it. The back part of the piece will be in the shade with a long bench attached to it for the people to sit.
moisés zabludovsky kúper & mauricio gonzález klandiano
Our proposal consists of two parallel sheet steel walls, spelling out “Shady Space”. The large typography makes it easy to locate such a structure from a distance. This “kiosk” is designed for easy assembly, with the seating made part of the structure (Includes two seats and two chaise lounges). It does not exceed 399 square feet and is painted suitably for outdoors.
SHADY TOES erika huddleston A 5’ x 5’ low lying place for 1-2 people to crawl beneath and do yoga stretches. The covering is cardboard coated in matte black to catch and hold the sun’s heat - perfect for loosening muscles while reaching down for your tip toes. Constructed of found chipboard material, brass rivets, and outdoor black stove paint, the SHADY Toes place captures everyone’s imagination as an architectural shade structure. Not tall and lofty, it is a low, horizontal shade structure designed for one specific activity.
Submission for Re-thinking Shade 2, a community-led placemaking project that re-envisons creative ways to make shade on the Dallas City Hall...