Description: Seating constructions based on specific topography that re-uses waste. The Topo/Stol is flexible concerning scale, material and site reference. People can pick their favourite place and take it home in a scale suited their housing situation.
Method: The sketch-up models shown here, are based on locations in Trondheim. The piece can be built in a variety of materials, re-using waste products such as wood, textiles, plastics, stone, grass, paper etc. This example can be devided into three parts, creating mobile seating objects to move around as you please, or keep joined together to form the hills and curves of the local landscape in the forest near Trondheim. Once assembled into the right shape, the reused wood is sanded down to a smooth surface and treated with oil and wax. Topo/stol is made of layers of recycled wood that form steps to sit on in a variety of heights. This way Topo/stol resembles a miniature grandstand that can suite different people's needs and use.
Background: Statistics show that Norwegians threw away about 110 000 tons of textiles in 2005. The constructions business is an industry that produces the most waste of all, throwing away large amounts of useful materials every year. There is a big challenge to find new uses for excess materials in all areas, both industrial and domestic.
Production time span: 2008-2010