Bushwaﬄe is an ongoing experiment in developing simple, effective tools for participatory urbanism. Rebar continues to reﬁne Bushwaﬄe design elements (such as its shape, folding capabilities and fastening system) and research state-of-the-art materials technology.
Certain elements are critical to Bushwaffle's success as a social greening tool. These elements were explored in depth during the intial design phase, and continue to be at the heart of Bushwaffle development:
For ease of portability and unobtrusive storage
Optimize for tessellation and stability, with consideration to approachability
To facilitate building structures and emergent forms
Must be durable enough for urban surfaces but soft enough to invite play
Should differentiate Bushwaffle from surroundings and project friendliness