CLARE OLSEN COMPANY
Petal Project 5
Aerial rendered plan by Thaddeus Zarse
Plan view of nested and distributed seating petals
CNC sheet nesting
iMADE at Ball State University CC milled the pods
Fabrication and installation
Thaddeus Zarse and Clare Olsen invited to lecture by AIA New Orleans at Design Within Reach
Petal Project 5 was developed by TZ. CO. CO. for DesCours 2008, an AIA New Orleans sponsored week-long event. The Project was conceived based on a desire to assimilate with the existing courtyard through a subtle insertion to achieve two programmatic goals: seating and lighting. Since the installation was intended as an event space, only open in the evenings, we wanted the seating configuration to be adaptable to individual and collective desires. Each petalform seat was embedded with its own solar panel that powered an LED light strand. In order to enhance the disco effect, we scattered laser cut shades with embedded LEDs along the green wall.
Clare Olsen, Thaddeus Zarse (TZ. CO. CO.)
and Joseph Keppel with Varuni Edussuriya and www.i-m-a-d-e.org
surfboard construction (foam, polyester fabric, epoxy), LEDs, solar panels, batteries
DesCours, New Orleans, 2008
Lectured about PP5 for Architects and Furniture lecture series co-sponsored by AIA New Orleans and Design Within Reach
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