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Wallmark, Anders, 2010. VOX : sittmöbel för det offentliga rummet. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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A trend in modern landscape architecture is to design pedestrian streets so that vehicles and people move in the same area. By doing this, traffic tends to slow down. On the market though, there is a lack of furniture that corresponds to the requirements of these kinds of public places. Therefore, I have designed this furniture, called VOX, which is planned to be used on streets, schoolyards and squares. One objective has been to promote the product to the industry.

To achieve this, I have been in contact with people from different professions, which have all influenced my designprocess. For a time, I collaborated with the municipality of Uppsala who had great interests in my product.

The development of VOX is presented as a design diary
which includes early sketches, marketing and the making of a prototype. VOX is made in terrazzo concrete. I have obtained information about the material through books, interviews, Internet and by visiting concrete factories. One chapter in this booklet is a summary of my research and is unique in its kind since compiled publications about terrazzo concrete are rare.

My hope is that this work can be used as a source for inspiration and knowledge, for students as well as for landscape architects in practice.

Main title:VOX
Subtitle:sittmöbel för det offentliga rummet
Authors:Wallmark, Anders
Supervisor:Dahlman, Ylva
Examiner:Paget, Susan and Ehn Hillberg, Åsa
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LARKU Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna (admitted before July 1, 2007) 300 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Sittmöbel, Furniture, Public places, terrazzo, gummibeläggning, offentliga platser, betong, VOX
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-509
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-509
Subjects:Landscape architecture
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:04 Jun 2010 08:51
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:13

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