Santo, Yasu & Doe, Robert (2013) Sitooter-i. [Design/Architectural Work]

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As part of the process of renewing its City Centre Master Plan, Brisbane City Council and its CBD are hosting an Ideas Fiesta between April 11th- 3rd May 2013. It hopes to generate new ideas, showcase design concepts, and stimulate interest in imagining the future of the city centre. Events will be held in a variety of city outdoor spaces, streets, laneways and venues to identify catalyst projects and explore design ideas for the city centre. In the City Botanic Gardens ‘Sunday reserved for you’ on 21st April and ‘A shot of green’ on Wednesday 24th April are some of the events planned and are the setting for innovative items of park furniture and other activities.

A sitooterie (Scottish) is an outdoor space to sit… a place to enjoy nature. This Sitooter-i has been digitally designed for CNC fabrication with the ergonomics of reclining, lounging, just sitting or jumping around in mind. It was assembled by staff and students from Queensland University of Technology and is made from locally sourced plywood components which are easily dismantled for re-use elsewhere. But this Sitooter-i inspired by natural forms is also both physically and technologically interactive. Sensors record sound, light and temperature in their interactions with users. This data may be relayed as LED lights played in rhythm along frame edges or used by Brisbane City Council to assess frequency and style of use, perhaps revealing the effectiveness of its performance and the preferences of its users.


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ID Code: 75335
Item Type: Creative Work (Design/Architectural Work)
Refereed: No
Funders: Brisbane City Council
Material: CNC fabricated timber seating space with interactive light and sound elements
Measurements or Duration: Approx. 2.8m (depth) x 1.4m (width) x 2m (height)
Number of Pieces: 1
Location: From date: To date:
City Botanic Garden 2013-04-21 2013-08
Keywords: Parametric, Interactive, Fabrication, Digital, Sensor
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors/creators
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2014 23:49
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 02:23

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