Master´s Thesis 2021 Urban Challenges

Chaofan Zhang

Intervention research

Urban furniture, originally means all the furniture items you find in the outdoors – in our public spaces, streets, parks, shopping centers, housing developments, etc. Things like park benches and litter bins. They’re usually fixed in place and have a specific purpose – i.e., for sitting on, or for throwing your rubbish into.

In this thesis, I hope to extend the interpretation of urban furniture as every objects that accommodate various activities of users and add comfort and character to urban public space. Urban furniture will be used as intervention to optimize wind behavior.