The various facets of the chair catch and reflect the changing daylight like a crystal. A variation of the cape chair, this chair is supported by a wide back and slender front foot. The chair consists of four components of 8mm thick plywood fastened together in two places, painted glossy white. The same 150 angle mold is used for forming all four wood pieces, increasing efficiency of mass production.
The fanned back of this chair is counterbalanced by a single slim foot. The main feature of this chair is a double-curved cape-like back. The use of 3-D software not only helped to visualize the project development, but facilitated the fabrication of construction elements in a technologically advanced manner. We developed the geometry and engineering of the bent metal through a 3-D computer model to guarantee exact measurements and facilitate the 2-D shop drawings. The chair’s initial prototype was made by local craftsmen in Norway, its final model will be assembled in Brooklyn for the oudoor version, and London for the indoor version.
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.
About Nea 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.