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Reconfigurable urban furniture bring true summer fun. Designed by 10 architecture students.
Reconfigurable urban furniture bring true summer fun. Designed by 10 architecture students.
73 backers pledged $2,796 to help bring this project to life.

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Roll Play is an installation of rolling concrete furniture, creating an urban beach party in uptown Manhattan.  Roll Play will be on display at the end of the year show on May 12th 2012, and the more help we receive, the more of it we can produce.

Assembled from many small pieces, Roll Play works both together and split up. On their own, the pieces become seats and tables, but together they form a continuous surface replete with everything you need for a party.

Roll Play’s digitally created topography allows for infinite surface variability and programmatic specificity. Valleys become lounges, holes are filled with ice to become coolers and cupholders.

To achieve this we have incorporated two main technologies : fiber reinforced concrete and a flexible mold. The glass-fiber reinforced concrete allows for very thin but very strong concrete forms. Traditional steel reinforcement is thicker and much much heavier. The flexible mold facilitates the production of endless unique forms from one mold. Aside from the economic benefit, this technique is a smarter construction system than traditional formwork.

Rigorous testing and experimentation with these techniques have led us to believe we can perfect their various aspects to create a public landscape that will offer both excitement and repose in the city this summer.

Your donation will help Roll Play become a reality, increasing its quality and size, making possible a unique and pleasant urban experience.

We are also looking for a future events to deploy Roll Play, if you are interested please contact us through this page.

Thank you from the team!

Alvaro Arias
Bryce Suite
Fiona Booth
George Dolidze
Heidi Werner
Kyle Hovenkotter
Luisa Mendez
Rachel Villalta
Tiffany Rattray
Trevor Lamphier

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