Span is a sculptural modular furniture that enhances the outdoor and adventurous lifestyle led in Southern California for those who seek sanctuary from their day-to-day lives. It allows local plants to grow on its structures and this variate process will create a unique memory for visitors of the hiking trail.
Ju Chia Lee, Randi Robins, Connie Chuy, Haruka Kaku
Explore nature as your own backyard
The project was originated from the concept of "Home". Since we were working in LA, we want to propose an installation for this place. LA is a broad and relaxing city. People here are able to enjoy nature effortlessly.
Natural and biodegradable modular unit
Seagrass is very environmentally friendly due to the fact that it is very fast growing. It has been widely used for outdoor furniture weaving. We applied seagrass weaving on Span installation units because it is sturdy, comfortable, and biodegradable. Through its airy and shadowy structure, local plants will gradually
replace seagrass weaving on Span units and complete with our design pieces after decades.
Shortly relief from urban life
Span installations could be placed in various angles for different purposes. When people hike on the trail, they can utilize Span as outdoor furniture. Once vegetation covers all Span installations, they will provide perfect sun shelters and reading nooks for people who seek a spiritual relief from day-to-day life.
Create a brand new hiking experience
We designed a holistic hiking experience for Mishe Mokwa Trail at Malibu. We divided seven activity zones based on the landscape of each location. At each location, we placed different public facilities that consisted of Span units. Hikers can relax, read, pet, and interact with new friends, and meet on the trail. There are places for sharing time and creating memories with friends, growth of mind, body, and community.