Sustainable Design: measure twice cut once

Multi-section planters that need to be reconfigured to fit a smaller space
Multi-section planters that need to be reconfigured to fit a smaller space

A key component of sustainable design is adaptability. Good design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it.  Even if that situation arises early in the life cycle of a design.

Multi-section planters that has been reconfigured to fit a smaller space
Multi-section planters that has been reconfigured to fit a smaller space

Nowhere is that more apparent than when an error has been made on large complex projects where a miscalculation between initial measurements and “as-built” dimension means that components ordered months earlier in a project do not fit when finally installed.

Close up of multi-section planters that has been reconfigured to fit a smaller space
Multi-section planters that has been reconfigured to fit a smaller space

You can see in this example where DeepStream’s modular planter design allowed us to cut down the lengths of planks in the middle section of a multi-section planter to accommodate an unrecorded change in dimensions at very little cost in dollars or materials.

While the wood will take a week or so to fade to the match color the same design feature allows for replacement of parts or further adaptation for the life of the planter.

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