I like pallets. I have a pallet of pallets. How do I use my pallet of pallets?
Reshape, Inform, Inspire:
This project was a competition from the Town of Blacksburg in which the prompt was to reuse pallets in a creative or original way. The result of this project, a deck and planter system, began a line of work involving pallets and structural systems.
The staining then gives the pallet a new aesthetic character in addition to practical protection from the elements. Finally, each renewed pallet is placed into a system which relates one to the other. This system then becomes an environment in which new growth arises.
The footing became an exploration rather than just a problem to be solved. We wanted to integrate another element into the project, in addition to the pallets, that originated from a reclaimed material.
The system reshapes the function and identity of the pallet, becoming more than landfill waste. The reshaped pallet informs the user of the possibilities by demonstrating a particular method of pallet reuse.
This project then allowed me to move into move structural designs and make a temporary bus stop with some fellow students as feature here:
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