The “Rama Flor” Planter System
Ideal for patios, plazas, galleries and any other outdoor/indoor space including lobbies of institutional and commercial buildings.
Also useful as an excellent solution for restaurant exterior eating areas using “Rama” as a lineal element to delimit areas generating spaces in a natural way and using “Flor” as a curve and voluptuous limit creating spaces to shelter tables and food.
This planter system proposes multiple layout configurations, suggesting a definition of limits, creating places, or otherwise more unique figures.
The “Rama Flor system of planters” represents a piece of Nature symbolizing the “Rama” planter the branches of the trees (its source of inspiration) and the “Flor” planter which also possess an associative disposition either a flower or a bunch of flowers, giving a note of colour to the “Rama” landscape.
System: As the basic unit (“Rama” or “Flor”) is designed with associative criteria, the essence of this planter system is based on the multiplication of one unit up to the scale of landscape.
Thus, it works as a perfect element for landscape design performing in terms of landscape in its own scale.
Colour system: The colours of the “Rama Planter” are neutral and were designed to be integrated with the natural landscape, while the colours of “Flor Planter” are characterized by its brightness and vibrancy. This combination results in a balanced system with complemented colours.
Morphology: one of the main characteristic of the planter system is its dynamic morphology as a result of organic shapes and height differences between “Rama and Flor Planters”. The composition of the planters fit into a system that creates a unity, while making a variable landscape with different colors, heights and plants.
Materials: Colour rotomolded polyethylene.
Finishing: Sandy texture.
Colours Flor: Tomato, Tangerine, Solferino
Colours Rama: Dark brown, Dark green, Plum.
Flor: 84 cm x 70 cm; h=100 cm
Rama: 80 cm x 45 cm; h=80 cm
Plant selection: The “Rama Planter” can have bushes or small trees up to 2 meters’ height, creating a total height of 2.8 meters. In the case of “Flor Planter”, it can have species up to 2.5 meters’ height, creating a total height of 3.5 meters. The scale of the composition creates a green umbrella and generates permeable limits in different situations or gives privacy in public spaces.
Design: Diana Cabeza
Development team: Martín Wolfson, Diego Jarczak, Ignacio Dávola, Michael Jensen.
Production and commercialization: Estudio Cabeza Urban Elements. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Principal designer of Estudio Cabeza Urban Elements for public spaces.
Argentinian architect and designer also graduated with honours in Fine Arts, with focus on the design and development of urban furniture and social supports for the public realm.
Research oriented on the possibilities of sites, uses, landscape appropriation, her designs have been published and awarded both in the national and international media.
Diana Cabeza urban elements are part of relevant projects carried out in New York, Washington DC, Zurich, Paris, Tokyo, and Argentina, designing oasis for social encounters.
Her recent project of note is the design of the bus shelters for the Metrobus Transport System and the Urban Furniture and Signage System for the city of Buenos Aires.
The following authours have written about her work: Enrico Morteo, Crisitina Morozzi, Marco Romanelli, Italy; Josep Ma Montaner, Zaida Muxí, July Capella, Spain, Carolina Muzi, Jimena Martignoni, Argentina.