Essential for both design and functionality, metal site furnishings like benches, bollards, bike racks, and garbage bins play a key role in creating organized, accessible, and inviting outdoor spaces. However, they are continuously exposed to a variety of environmental factors such as rain, snow, UV rays, and pollution, which can significantly diminish their longevity and affect their appearance.
Architectural lighting design serves as an art form that elevates aesthetic allure, optimizes functionality, and crafts an inviting atmosphere. This guide ventures deep into the nuanced world of architectural lighting and explores its potential to enhance a space when combined with site furnishings.
As the environmental impact of traditional materials like wood becomes more evident, alternatives like recycled plastic lumber are gaining traction. This article delves into the world of recycled plastic as a material in site furnishings, exploring its benefits, applications, and why it’s becoming a preferred choice for many.
Site furnishings are a crucial aspect of any public space, serving both practical and social purposes. They not only offer convenience to the community, but also shape how people interact and come together.
Proper garbage management is essential for the health and safety of any community and should be accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. While the ADA has implemented accessibility guidelines for forward and side reach ranges and has various guidelines around floor space and trash can placement in restrooms, which can be applied to garbage bins in public spaces, it has not established requirements specific to public garbage bin accessibility.
ThermoWood is a type of thermally modified wood created through a process developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in collaboration with the Finnish wood product industry, which is licensed to members of the International ThermoWood Association.
Products are created for mass production by industrial designers, who determine and define a product’s form and features using a mix of creativity and scientific decision making.
When designing a building or landscape, waste is usually not what comes to mind. However, garbage disposal is an important part of the development planning process as creating a clean space makes an area both appealing and more habitable.
A park bench may be the place for a first kiss or to stop and watch a vibrant sunset. Either way, it is a welcome seat that encourages people to step outside.