Into concrete a bit so another concrete bench:
Concept of a Concrete Water Bench by Nina Edwards Anker.
This concrete energy-efficient water bench is designed for public parks, cafes, outdoor train, ferry, bus stations and other waiting areas in extreme climates.
It is heated from the earth’s energy in cold climates through an underground pipe system. It is cooled in hot climates from pipes connecting to fresh water or to the existing urban water system.
This project explores digital fabrication of non-standard concrete formwork.
Nea was established in 2006 by Nina Edwards Anker and is based in in GrunnelÃ¸ke, Oslo, Norway.
Nina Edwards Anker was born and raised in New York City. She graduated with a Master in Architecture from Harvardâ€™s Graduate School of Design in 2001 after having completed two years at the Architectural Association and a year at Sothebyâ€™s in London. After a couple of years of teaching at Pratt and 4 years of experience in architectural firms in Manhattan and Oslo, Nina started nea studio in 2006. Since then, she has been living and working both in Oslo and in New York City.