AF FIXES explores the notion of adaptability through the practical ways we tweak our surrounding environment. These often frugal, yet clever acts provide a platform to examine how our buildings, streets and neighbourhoods evolve over time in relationship to our dynamic human needs. What lessons can be drawn from these quotidian adaptations – what material patterns, functional classifications and connection types arise?

  • Safety in Cans 02

    Ragged and potentially dangerous remains of public park boundary fencing are made safe for passers-by (especially wobbly cyclists and …
  • Safety in Cans

    Safety in Cans Reinforcing rods for the concrete block wall of a new house are made safe for passing eyes with the …
  • Wire Pot Plant Hangers

    Wire twisted into pot plant holders to decorate roadside residential fencing.
  • Storing Cabbages/Drying Shoes

    Metal window ledge/safety railing provides ample space for both storing cabbages (they are much sweeter when stored outside) and …
  • Seating and Potplant Space

    The boundary of a driveway modified as a pot plant display area and seat for outdoor BBQs.
  • Tyre Bumpers

    Cut-off tyres guard against parking mishaps.
  • Hand Made Shopping Map

    Hand made map showing shops and attractions in the center of Nagoya’s shopping district, Sakae. Various fonts, paper, and hand …
  • Hose Storage

    Functional adaption of park tree for maintenance equipment storage in a run-down apartment complex just off the high-fashion avenue …
  • Cardboard Recycling Tower

    Cardboard box recycling tower constructed from salvaged metal rack and wood block for stabilization. Stool for reaching upper levels.
  • Library/Storage/Recycling

    Repurposed tv unit houses library of rescued reading material, and acts as storage space for cleaning tools and items …
  • Display/Signalling Chair

    Chair used to signal location of store, and display products…as well as discouraging parking.