Qiu Liwei-Public Seat Concrete Colorful
At Design Interviews
Interview with Qiu Liwei : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Qiu Liwei : Recovery of architectural waste is the big problem of environment protection. Waste architectural waste generally adopts the handling method of burying and piling, especially in developing countries. Designing and manufacturing public facilities whose materials are regenerative concrete can not only save the transportation expense of aggregate, but also save the land expenses occupied by architectural waste. The colorful concrete can enrich the demonstrativeness of concrete furniture. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Qiu Liwei : This works takes the concrete waste as the aggregate of precast concrete to make concrete outdoor facilities,which enables new urban furniture to have ecological features.It borrows the tenon-mortise structure from traditional Chinese architecture to embody its connection with the traditional culture.It is convenient in making and various in combination mode; it is also characteristic of traditional Chinese construction element and is suitable for display of modern architectural. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Qiu Liwei : Make deeper and systematic research on the structure of concrete furniture, analyze and summarize structure, frame structure of traditional concrete, forms of overall assembly structure as well as frame connection method. Make improvement for this design. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Qiu Liwei : 3 months .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Qiu Liwei : all possible .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Qiu Liwei : I already made material object and planned to continue research on this project. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Qiu Liwei : First of all, it is because the increasing scarcities of global resources, sustainable products have become main research direction, secondly it is because my strong personal interests in public facility design. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Qiu Liwei : Yes, there is. Mr. Huang has provided great assistance in my design, seniors in the team also provided precious comments. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Qiu Liwei : Real estate agent, urban planning and designing institution, government .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Qiu Liwei : This design mainly makes research on the rational use of concrete with characteristics of durability, plasticity and environmental protection; makes design innovation, makes improvement in traditional wooden tenon-mortise structure and tries to make material and color experiments. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Qiu Liwei : Name based on its characteristics. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Qiu Liwei : Pro/E, cutting tools, measuring tools and concrete mixing tools .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Qiu Liwei : Change filling material and traditional color of public facilities, adopt traditional Chinese tenon-mortise structure, and make rational use of waste resources and present various kind of combination. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Qiu Liwei : They are mainly some professional woodworker and concrete craftsmen. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Qiu Liwei : In the preparation process, make continuous discussions with mold master and casting mold master on preparation process and method and perform continuous modifications and innovations. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Qiu Liwei : Application of color in concrete .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Qiu Liwei : The two difficult points lie in both the composition proportion of regenerative concrete and the color control of colorful pigment in concrete. We have attempted many types and failed for many times. Finally we found appropriate proportion and mastered colour matching techniques. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Qiu Liwei : I am very confident in my works and hope my efforts can be recognized through attending this competition. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Qiu Liwei : In the preparation process, make continuous discussions with mold master and casting mold master on preparation process and method, in the premise of ensuring effects, I tried my best to get the best result within my ability through continuous modifications and innovations. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Qiu Liwei : no .
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