Qiu Liwei-B-Shape Concrete Public Seating
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. .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 adopts modular elements in model to provide the possibility of multiple display. It can be regarded as both a seat and a table. The installation of QR code enables the seat to have the function of location and multi-information service, which is characteristic of information society. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Qiu Liwei : Promote this works and play its design value—solve the recycling and reuse of urban construction waste. .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 : decide to pursuit an inspiration .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 : All possible .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Qiu Liwei : In daily life, I found that large amount of urban construction waste is difficult to be recycled and reused and I wish to solve this problem effectively by designing a method. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Qiu Liwei : My instructor offered me a lot of guidance and help, where I learned a lot of knowledge. .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 : When making use of recycled concrete, this design also integrates 2D code technology and 2D code can be installed, which increases positioning and various kinds of information service function. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Qiu Liwei : Name based on design style of product. .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 : 2D code can be installed to increase positioning and various kinds of information service function. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Qiu Liwei : My classmates and I participated in this design; meanwhile, we also discussed and worked with people with rich experience and technology. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Qiu Liwei : Integrates all ideas and inspiration and finally accomplish design. .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 : Yes, influenced, make research on the influence of using construction waste as filling material of concrete on its strength. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Qiu Liwei : The point lie in both the composition proportion of regenerative concrete. We have attempted many types and failed for many times. Finally we found appropriate proportion and mastered matching techniques. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Qiu Liwei : I hope to share and communicate this design works and inspiration with more friends. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Qiu Liwei : I learned continuously discover problems and solve problems, when we solved enough problems, we are successful. .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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