michael jantzen

michael jantzen

Santa Fe, NM, US






Free-Space is a pre-fabricated, modular, system of components that can be assembled, disassembled, and reassembled into many different configurations, in order to create many different kinds of structures. These structures can be used as very functional places such as pavilions, or they can be developed into various kinds of non-functional sculptures. All of the structures can be made from bolting together two panel types. Both panel types are curved to an eleven foot radius and are four feet wide, and eight feet long. Each of them is made from three curved steel pipe frames, which are connected together with a series of wood slats. The slatted panels can be bolted together end to end in either a horizontal or vertical orientation. If the panels intersect anywhere in the structure, they can also be bolted together at that intersection. If the panels are used to create more functional structures like this shade pavilion, solar panels can be attached to the curved slatted panels (in the appropriate location) in order to provide solar electric power for use in and around the pavilion. A personal shade pavilion is shown here with a solar panel attached to one of the curved slatted panels. A storage cylinder, two lounge chairs, a dinning table, and a hammock, are placed under the shade canopy for use as a special summer retreat place.

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Status: Unbuilt