new

earth

Project New Earth is created through experiments on materials to translate the idea of Singapore reclaiming land to expand the country’s space in the most literal sense. 

In the city, piles of leftover construction materials are laid around, taking the precious space available. Instead of putting these unsightly materials on land, they are now used to reclaim land. Land reclamation is a process where granular particles are put into the land and then having the water extracted. 

Born as a Singaporean, we know the fact that more than 20% of our land is not natural land. However, the country looks polished almost every corner which makes it difficult to tell the difference between natural land and reclaimed land. I relate to this phenomenon to a bluff. On what ground exactly are we standing on?

 

With this thought in mind, I wanted to create a soft material that creates an impression that looks hard at first sight. 

Inspired by the technique of land reclamation, a series of samples have been made with ‘new earth’ materials but replacing water with other materials.

 

Project New Earth is created through experiments on materials to translate the idea of Singapore reclaiming land to expand the country’s space in the most literal sense. 

Singapore
on what ground exactly are we standing on?
new
earth
ingredients

cement

sand 

soil

With the construction materials as a constant, the mixture reacts differently to different types of rubber. They appear to look like hard concrete but feels soft at the same time.

grains
textures
patterns

new earth + epoxyhars

new earth + silicone rubber

new earth + PU foam

new earth + rubber + PU foam

new earth + silicone + PU foam

new earth