Platform Two – RCA

* Cars as City Landscape

Author – Bethan Laura Wood

In the city, it is hard sometimes to get a sence of distance, as areas can become so compact. This project explores the ideal of distance , it looks at the many benches in public space which instead of the idyllic view of some distant land you get a traffic jam of Kingsland Road. That for the city its landscape is the car.

lonely bench closelonely bench full view. photos of a bench on Kingsland road and its view. huge-traffic-jam traffic jam cars_parked examples of car congestion. it seams weired to me that in the city cars are designed with a form which is to be seen singly and for the car to move as fast as it can. But in reality cars in the city move slow and in large groups. What if cars could be designed with this in mind. bohol_chocolate_hills2

i like the idea for designing cars like mountains that when they come together they make a landscape. pop up mountains

pop up from my sketch book car covers tigether illastration A5

Sketch of how the cars could create a landscape. car covers illastration A5

B.Wood_Car as Landscape _model_09

1-50 model

i decided to make a car cover to temporary change cars into landscapes i wanted to use the same  techniques that people use to  fix there cars, which gafferand tap.

218930831_60a0423929 cars fixed with gaffer car as landscape from bethan wood on Vimeo. here is a video of the making of the car cover. car cover portrate A5


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