Research space for my industrial design BA thesis "Objects supporting skateboarding in the urban space".
The motivation behind choosing this field of urban design was my passion for skateboarding and the need to understand the skateboarding culture.
My perception of urban space is based hugely on the thinking processes and connotations provoked by the constant need to find the newer, better spots. Therefore i wanted to transfer this creative way of perceiving the city to my design.
The outcome is a set of minimalistic monoliths that could be used to build bigger structures that fluctuate between leisure/recreation area and speculative skateparks. The greatest advantage of my project is the fact that it is not meant to be a space with with tight and specific target. The skateboarders and their activities were an inspiration but the end user can be anybody that wants to use the space.
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"This is not a skate-park." The creation of a skate-park is inauthentic. The truest form is in re-contextualizing the urban form.