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A pretty thoughtful design. Well shown. Nice work.
Posted Sep 05, 2009 10:09 PM by Wahler

i like this. i agree, thoughtful too
Posted Sep 05, 2009 11:09 PM by mormor

I like this one the best. It's open architecture with non-linear lines provides an emotional lift to the user.
Posted Sep 06, 2009 12:09 AM by toddnalex

Great concept - functionally and aesthetically. This one is my favorite.
Posted Sep 06, 2009 2:09 AM by brorb

I like how you can move the seats to wherever you want to sit. It looks like a very dynamic structure.
Posted Sep 06, 2009 6:09 AM by ABrand

Practical, multi-use, simple design and construction, allows for wall space for postings/materials for riders, would actually keep riders dry while waiting.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 4:09 AM by peapod

i loves it- especially for making accommodations for bicyclists.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 6:09 PM by aarondavidhayes

very nice design (if only you did a little more with the columns). visuals are spectacularly good. what program did you use, is niiice!
Posted Sep 07, 2009 8:09 PM by kavbar

sketch-up to 3dsmax to cs3.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 8:09 PM by marc.holt45

strong and clear presentation. Nice movement in the design.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 8:09 PM by bizar78

looks like a bike storage in a school yard.
Posted Sep 08, 2009 3:09 PM by Ethan

Great idea with the movable seating. Night shots very effective. Love the dynamics of the various angled planes.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 2:09 AM by josephus

I like the idea of the consumer choosing his/her thermal comfort by sliding the seat in or out of the sun. Nice too that all areas are covered even bicycle area. Very creative thinking expressed in this design.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 4:09 PM by juliacha

I really like the idea of having the shelter perpendicular to the flow of traffic.
Posted Sep 18, 2009 9:09 PM by wmsdale

The perpendicular design that allows the passenger the comfort of viewing the on coming traffic, is a great feature. Often, side walls and poster/ advertisements block the side view of the arriving bus so the positioning works very well. Bravo!
Posted Sep 19, 2009 1:09 AM by Turbodad

The design is smooth & clean. The presentation is fantastic!
Posted Sep 19, 2009 2:09 AM by stunnly

reminds me of the bus/train stops in Europe!
Posted Sep 19, 2009 3:09 PM by madeleenh

A very soft and inviting structure for the enjoyment and convience of transit riders.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 7:09 PM by gfriedly

The presentation is excellent. It may be too big for the average space available for this purpose. Not sure.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 9:09 PM by JFMusial

Great design. I love the open but protected feel of the glass roof and the efficiency of the self powered energy system.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 12:09 PM by devincara

cool collage technique
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by steveds

very practical and easy to construct with multiple uses
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by harritt59

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rain or shine (a destination)

Submitted by marc.holt45 on September 05, 2009

This design seeks to combine elegance, simplicity of concept (and construction) with user-adaptability.

Utah is a state that in a general sense experiences a wide range of temperature and weather extremes throughout a given year. Throughout the summer the sun’s influence is predominant. Throughout the winter, wind and precipitation are forces to be reckoned with, but any sunlight would be welcomed. This shelter provides a hybrid of thermal protection protection. The glass and steel “cocoon” allows sunlight to penetrate into the space, but keeps out the wind and precipitation. The opaque shed roof provides shade in the summer months to protect the user from direct sunlight.
In order to allow the user to be guaranteed shade or direct sunlight at any time of the day, this shelter utilizes a system that harkens to the precedent of a ski lift. All of the seating is on tracks allowing the user to slide their seat along a track until a desirable condition is reached (in the shade, or in the sun). Just the ability to control one’s environment will increase the well-being of the inhabitant.
This shelter is essentially perpendicular to the flow of traffic to allow the user to sit and look straight-ahead at on-coming traffic to watch for an incoming bus. This addresses the problem of sitting in a bus shelter that is parallel to the road which lead to a more uncomfortable viewing experience.
The project takes advantage of direct sunlight by sporting a roof deck populated by photovoltaic cells which transfer energy to a battery system suspended on the under-side of the sloped roof. This energy powers the shelter’s lights at night.

Sponsored by the Utah Transit Authority, Federal Transit Authority and The University of Utah