UESM student Rosa Munar to exhibit winning Re-Plant furniture design at New New York block party!
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 @ 3:00 pm
Pratt PSPD Urban Environmental Systems Management student Rosa Munar, in collaboration with fellow Spanish architect Andres G. de los Salmones, has been selected as one of six winners of GreenHomeNYC's 2011 Design Challenge! The competition, which asked for innovative green outdoor lounge furniture designs, will culminate in an auction of the winning design prototypes at GreenHomeNYC's The New New York DIY green block party, to be held this Saturday, October 1st on North 11th St and Wythe Avenue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Come support Rosa and her Re-Plant living furniture, and check out the rest of the winners!
Rosa Munar's entry, Re-Plant, incorporates ceramic planters into a modular system that can be combined into a street furniture piece, or even a living wall. Flowering plants, herbs, and other vegetation is planted into the pots, which are stacked on their sides and secured together. The resulting structure can vary in height and length depending on site and budget restrictions. Additionally, these pots can be incorporated into extensive green cavity walls, perhaps utilizing rainwater collected from rooftops to water the plants within. Holes are driled into the sides of the planters, to allow for proper drainage, and take advantage of unused water from one planter to another. As a complete unit, the ceramic and soil wall works as a temperature insulator, acoustic barries, and depending on height, solar protection.
Rosa is currently hard at work in Higgins Hall, preparing her structure for the auction on Saturday, October 1st. While The New New York DIY green block party will be held from 9:00am to 5:00pm on North 11th Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Avenue, winning lounge furniture designs will be on display in the Garden Lounge (near the middle of the block), and the auction will take place at 3:30pm. Come support Rosa and try out the different green furniture designs, learn about DIY green products, and support NYC's green businesses!
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