RECYCLER III_ consumer salvage

ReCYCLER III explored ideas around found and repurposed common objects, and what we considered specific to industrial and consumer culture. These items are all around us, either as part of what we use daily or facilitators in delivering the products of contemporary life. The industrial palette is one such by-product of consumerism. With limited lifespans, once useful integrity expires, many end up either being broken down for second uses or relegated to the landfill. adaptLAB viewed this as an opportunity to explore secondary, public use of this discarded material.

Additionally, we are faced with conflicting choices in the products we buy and consume. On one hand convenience is an expectation in life today and yet, the volume of discarded materials in plastics, paper, etc. instigating resource and environmental consequence, to the extents we are just beginning to understand in terms of future impact. 

In quick summation, the studio proposed a reassembly of found materials as an educational lesson in public, acknowledging the implications of consumer impacts on the environment. In reusing basic materials of plastics and wood, we have found that second generational use go beyond function, but serve as experiential tools for raising and quite literally 'delivering' sustainable awareness. 

ReCYCLER III_ public assemblies

Decommissioned palettes are structurally reinforced and reconfigured as functional public surfaces. 

ReCYCLER III_ space and material studies

Green supplements to the palette structure are complimentary within the public park setting of the installations first local site.

ReCYCLER III_ fabrication documentation

Palettes are fashioned as vessels for containing planting boxes and removable planting cups. Horizontal surfaces are  both planters and places for public seating. 

ReCYCLER III_ community share

The implementation of green wall becomes a focal point for community interaction and collaboration. Its long term sustenance will require input from anonymous volunteers; taking and replacing the 'portable greens' in to-go, plastic cups. The installation itself conceived as reposition-able and unitized ability to be relocated as required.