Living Courtyard

Spring 2012.

This series of hybrid benches and planters create a space for outdoor gatherings at the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association. Designed and built by Wesleyan University's North Studio, these benches define social spaces in the previously overlooked entryway for the CFPA Headquarters. 

Living Courtyard, Connecticut Forest and Parks Association, Rockfall, CT. May 2012.

Living Courtyard, Connecticut Forest and Parks Association, Rockfall, CT. May 2012.

Final benches: exploded, axonometric, construction drawings showing white oak wooden slats, welded steel frames, and poured concrete feet. May 2012.

Final benches: exploded, axonometric, construction drawings showing white oak wooden slats, welded steel frames, and poured concrete feet. May 2012.

Living Courtyard, before and after, Connecticut Forest and Parks Association, Rockfall, CT. May 2012.

Living Courtyard, before and after, Connecticut Forest and Parks Association, Rockfall, CT. May 2012.

Living Courtyard: bench assembly detail showing white oak slats. May 2012.

Living Courtyard: bench assembly detail showing white oak slats. May 2012.

Living Courtyard, final plan drawing. May 2012.

Living Courtyard, final plan drawing. May 2012.

Living Courtyard, final section drawing. May 2012.

Living Courtyard, final section drawing. May 2012.

Earlier design concept for Connecticut Forest and Parks Association courtyard. February 2012.

Earlier design concept for Connecticut Forest and Parks Association courtyard. February 2012.