Skatepark machines


You’re looking a the concrete equivalent of a Play-doh fun factory. One of them generates a continuous curb and the other, a ditch. I wish I had more information on these photos posted by Architecture and Design magazine. Unfortunately, they were found on their Facebook timeline, and they provide no context or source links. I was very surprised because I assumed Architecture and Design Magazine was an actual print publication, and they should know better. Turns out it’s entirely web based. The “About Us” page has some unintentionally funny copy: “The Architecture & Design story began in Afghanistan ( a country in Asia ) back in 2013…” Yes, 2013, a time when few people have heard of the rarely talked about country of Afghanistan. In any case, these machines are not designed for building skateparks, but the concept is interesting. Ole John Henry could take these machines, each one still requires a crew of guys to operate.

– Via Wrex Cook on Facebook




  1. John Henry was a ‘crete layin’ man, lawd, lawd /
    And he died with his trowel in his hand.

  2. That looks like shit… but the good kind.

  3. tallboycan on December 16, 2014 - Reply

    A few MacGyver-like adjustments to that curb machine and you got yourself a poured-in-place coping machine.

  4. talentlessquitter on December 18, 2014 - Reply

    Ultimate tri-plane concave …

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