If you build it . . . art in public spaces.

To encourage pedestrian friendly urban spaces, the city of Covington unveiled a parklet project called Curb’d UnCOVered, where last May several parking spaces throughout the city were transformed to house individual, unique design installations. The project initiative of was boosted by the talents of 3DX’s Amphay Oudomsouk who directed much of the production and installation for one of the parklets.

When Curb’d unCOVered awarded A+D Design one of the parklets, the design duo’s relationship with Amphay helped them realize their geometric concept. The design for the location in front of Braxton Brewery brought together two words linked to brewing, Hops and Garden. The diamond pattern of the parklet was based on the shape of hops, and the slanted angle of the parking spaces reinforced the diamond design.The 3DX CNC Router was used to precisely cut angled shapes which created the Hopscotch Garden and planter boxes used in the design.

The parklet had three rows of seating and planter boxes totaling 65 boxes altogether. In between the seating were two hopscotch rows with artwork incorporating icons of the city of Covington.
After it’s six month run in front of Braxton Brewery the Hopscotch Garden will be relocated to the Mt. Auburn International Academy’s newly developing Sensory Garden.
Amphay, here with Katsuya Suematsu, the lead designer for the project, and his son Yuki, takes a breather inside Braxton Brewery. As 3DX Charge Artist, Amphay, runs the paint department and directs all aspects of the finishes as well as traditional and digital organic sculpting.