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Excellent work, very creative I am impressed!I would like that at my city. well done.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 2:09 PM by thegk

Interesting concept. What are the strips made of?
Posted Sep 07, 2009 3:09 PM by Ausdruck

-great idea for portable bus stop which a city authority can easily place when & where & whenever it needs to especially in times of fair, exhibitions and time of increased visitors
Posted Sep 07, 2009 3:09 PM by pavlos1980

nice concept.......if workable......can be used in many ways and places....
Posted Sep 07, 2009 4:09 PM by omershujat

very well though of, shows deep consideration of the design process
Posted Sep 07, 2009 4:09 PM by pente

impressive!
Posted Sep 07, 2009 4:09 PM by vasilis

Thoughtful design. amazing concept.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 7:09 PM by gatosg

a very impressive and fresh design!
Posted Sep 07, 2009 7:09 PM by actress

Well done!This could be so cool if is used in big cities.Nice concept!
Posted Sep 07, 2009 7:09 PM by penny

quite interesting. i would be inclined to remove the glass from one side to open the stop up, making it more inviting and safe, and to increase the limited amount of seating space you have provided, but otherwise its quite good.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 8:09 PM by kavbar

Clever design and interesting concept!
Posted Sep 07, 2009 8:09 PM by yioulara

Way to the future!!
Posted Sep 07, 2009 9:09 PM by tasosp

Although I love the "process" the result lacks the finishing touches.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 11:09 PM by tradarch kc

what happens if there are more than two students waiting for the bus?
Posted Sep 08, 2009 1:09 AM by flipflapflower

that's what I call architecture!! welldone!!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 7:09 AM by aleko

such a fresh idea,,,great innovation,,well done
Posted Sep 08, 2009 9:09 AM by titi82

Simplcity meets complexity.. exceptional design!!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 9:09 AM by croci

The bus stop has seatings for 3 people and enough space for more to stand...
Posted Sep 08, 2009 10:09 AM by tourist

Simple yet innovative !!!!!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 11:09 AM by Tasos

Minimal and modern design, while practical and space-saving. Wherever placed, it adds value to the existing architectural style. Moreover helps contemporary cities in solving some of their major problems. Mind-blowing concept. Good work!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 12:09 PM by savlos

I'm not really sure about the technology involved...a more detailed explaination then just 'folding material' is needed.
Posted Sep 08, 2009 12:09 PM by COLLECTIVE-atelier

Very impressed!Congrads!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 1:09 PM by Myrto

...mobileand flexible bus stop!!!!! niceeeeeeeee work!!!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 1:09 PM by alexis

good design.
Posted Sep 08, 2009 2:09 PM by Ethan

Your idea is great as a prototype, but how does it work with the site?
Posted Sep 08, 2009 6:09 PM by smardon

impressive design! well done!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 7:09 PM by keramidogatos

excellent work, and a very interesting way to present it! hope it works out!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 8:09 PM by oxyargy@otenet.gr

very interesting!!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 8:09 PM by nik0074@yahoo.gr

i like its portable! nice !
Posted Sep 08, 2009 8:09 PM by mkostika

Great and inovative idea!!!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 9:09 PM by Giota-Aliki

fresh and innovative design!
Posted Sep 08, 2009 10:09 PM by AgapiFO

i like that it looks simple and applicable in every situation.beautiful in its simplicity yet futuristic nonetheless
Posted Sep 08, 2009 11:09 PM by raulbravo

very creative concept and design.
Posted Sep 09, 2009 7:09 AM by myrto.chatz

perfect! congratulations!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 8:09 AM by evangelia_polyzou

Clever and innovative design, possible to be constructed with environment friendly materials. Very well done, congrats!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 8:09 AM by sander

wonderful idea!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 8:09 AM by tsiotramairi

excellent concept. easy to install. nice design. can be manipulated to input other features.
Posted Sep 09, 2009 9:09 AM by tatanka33

simple and clever!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 11:09 AM by versa

Very clever and innovative idea, the end result is beautiful, simple and futuristic. Congrats to the designer!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 12:09 PM by stergio

very good work!!!simple,elegant and modern!!i would like to see that in my city!welldone!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 2:09 PM by evatsoureka

good luck! lna
Posted Sep 09, 2009 6:09 PM by lna238

simple,clear,honest...well done!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 6:09 PM by Starchitect

Superb design, beautifully balanced, innovative concept. Looking forward to seeing in as many urban areas as possible.
Posted Sep 09, 2009 7:09 PM by dpournaras

i like the concept, but i am not sure about the durability. I might seem like it could damaged easy.
Posted Sep 09, 2009 9:09 PM by juanpablo334

well done..great job!!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 9:09 PM by vlevento

a very smart and innovative idea! i'm impressed! well done!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 10:09 PM by nikolina

Nothing better than a playful everyday life! Reminds me of some ads making big cities look like a big lego playground! Seems also easy to be placed. I also agree with kavbar's advice about removing the one of the 2 glasses. That post is about 10 posts below mine. Great Job!
Posted Sep 09, 2009 10:09 PM by clubdesigner55

If there's a "base" to the folded bus stop, how do disabled individuals access it, to shield themselves from wind and snow and rain. Its an interesteing concept, but not very practical.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 1:09 AM by Spacesculptures

desighn and minimalism meets practical! nice!
Posted Sep 10, 2009 7:09 AM by JordiChatzi

compact too! exactly what cities need!
Posted Sep 10, 2009 7:09 AM by JordiChatzi

EXCELLENT WORK
Posted Sep 10, 2009 9:09 AM by eleni

it is great, congrats!
Posted Sep 10, 2009 10:09 AM by adidas

Impressive...
Posted Sep 10, 2009 2:09 PM by Andreassam

excellent work!!!!!!
Posted Sep 10, 2009 5:09 PM by eleonora

um, its a bus stop not a rubiks cube. do i have to assemble the bus stop while waiting for the bus?
Posted Sep 11, 2009 9:09 AM by jon999999

!
Posted Sep 11, 2009 1:09 PM by alexsan

try next time dear
Posted Sep 12, 2009 5:09 AM by zeeshan

i am impressed...! perfect idea
Posted Sep 14, 2009 9:09 PM by bart3

Unbelievable job. Congratulations
Posted Sep 14, 2009 9:09 PM by georgiegoal

I understand the folding aspect... but for a bus stop there's a lot of wasted space. at most maybe 4 people can sit down while waiting.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 12:09 AM by pitts82

Is this really a folding bus stop? At the end of the day its just a container.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 5:09 AM by amadi

such a poor idea!
Posted Sep 17, 2009 10:09 AM by elrick

EXCELLENT IDEA , VERY INNOVATIVE
Posted Sep 17, 2009 11:09 AM by MOUSE

designs based around nonsense such as this have existed for a long time.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 12:09 PM by JennyYoung

pointless
Posted Sep 17, 2009 1:09 PM by tomcarr

maybe you could explain further...if the entire system "bends and folds" couldn't it collapse with a high concentration of people in one spot? And what is the point of the movable strips? Nobody wants to have to assemble their own bus stop.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 3:09 PM by dc0824

Unworkable, impractical, & pointless…. 3 stars?!?….for what?
Posted Sep 18, 2009 8:09 PM by TimothyJ

nice concept but not as perfect and fantastic as some of the comments seem to suggest. How expensive is it to produce a 30 metre strip of material (fibreglass???), is the material very durable or would it easily end back out of shape?
Posted Sep 18, 2009 9:09 PM by matsheffield09

I don't see an idea behind this.
Posted Sep 19, 2009 1:09 AM by jhenry1634

flexibility follows function
Posted Sep 19, 2009 10:09 AM by nnpnon

An experimental prototype for interim use of space encompassing unique contemporary design qualities
Posted Sep 22, 2009 5:09 PM by kalliopilimpou

Minimal usage of material and the thought of having the seating and the roof formed from the same material will diffinitly trigger thoughts on our environment and how to save it, everything is connected.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 7:09 PM by Concrete22

very nice looks a greek stile....
Posted Sep 22, 2009 9:09 PM by vanossi@gmail.com

I would like to have this in my city Lugano!
Posted Sep 22, 2009 9:09 PM by cbellemo@msn.com

nice design! :-)
Posted Sep 22, 2009 9:09 PM by mvanossi@msn.com

There's a major issue with this proposal. You cannot fold fiberglass after it has hardened. Especially as thick as you show it to be. So in reality this structure would come prefabricated and not assembled on site. So there's no modularity involved. Still I think it would be easy to fabricate. Other issues that i can think of, the seating area is too small for its overall size. 1.2m, enough space for roughly 2 people (typical chair dimension: 0.55x0.55), and it makes a good graffiti canvas, which is not necessarily a bad thing... Still I can't deny that there was some though involved and the design is above average.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 1:09 AM by mdrakos

It is something unique. Very interesting and new way of thinking. Good work!
Posted Sep 23, 2009 1:09 PM by psymeon@@@

i love it! Simple and modern
Posted Sep 23, 2009 3:09 PM by iliana

this isn't a new way of thinking. and the folding construction steps aren't real steps. how would you attach one end to another? not to mention how can someone in a wheelchair use it?
Posted Sep 23, 2009 6:09 PM by hinkle79

Doesn't look too sturdy to me - why is it better than what's there already??
Posted Sep 23, 2009 10:09 PM by overgrad

love the concept and the colours!!!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 9:09 AM by katrinadion

Very innovative i would really like to see this in Lagos , Nigeria also like its adaptability would definitely suit the tropics
Posted Sep 24, 2009 9:09 AM by montecristo

It is very inventive, at the same time it leaves a lot of questions unanswered. But one of the best projects in the competition never the less!!!!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 11:09 AM by dharma

Very interesting!Well done!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 1:09 PM by avax1

so what are these flexible strips made of ?
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by steveds

While it may be creative, it is not in keeping with the landscape of Salt Lake City.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by fhall

Impressive design! If it's made of ecofriendly materials as well, a certain winner.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by Kensai

Seems like a good design if you don't like to be comfortable. What would be the point of having a bus stop like this when only 1-2 people can be seated? Terrible idea.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by kcy99

simple buh not that great!!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 7:09 PM by aamna

Thoughtful and pretty straightforward. Aestheticaly pleasing...sleek solution. Bravo!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 9:09 PM by VasilisK

Any body who thinks there was true thought behind this idea needs to realize that they have the IQ of a raisin. Whooaaa.. great idea.. 3 people for a campus of 33 thousand students were it is warm enough to be outside roughly 43.34 percent of the time. Allowing voting for a competition like this is like allowing comments on YouTube. It shows how ignorant most people are. I hope you win.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 11:09 PM by deerskin

It seems to me that there is not enough sitting area...I am not sure about the visibility towards the narrow sides of the 'object'. Will help to see it in context to understand better the intended position in relation to the street. Nice idea, but needs to be developed further.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by mmendez

Design #342 that is carried by the rendering. There's no seating and it's durability is poor. Can you say 'UV degradation'?
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 AM by o_seanan

A unique, well thought through design. I like the presentation too!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 5:09 AM by irocon15

fiberglass stripes? so what happens when it rains? everyone is going to slip and break their necks.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 AM by blyjaramillo

Seems like this designer has very upfront and modern ideas!Well done!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 AM by antoine

great concept guys.. loved it!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 AM by sofiap

nice style!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 7:09 AM by anastasis_d

Well done! Really like the process!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 12:09 PM by tzafeta

nice presentation (all non-site specific ones seem to be...), but I think alot of what needs to be said already has. What about a lighting system, visibility for safety issues, lack of seating, the folding makes no sense (is this process done in the field or off-site?), the fact that waiting for a bus inside of this would be like waiting in a shipping container. Nice to look at it, but is it inviting enough for people to want to use is the question.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:09 PM by tjfunk79

- too large one-piece parts (the strips) to ship/transport - easy to vandalize - why would i want to fold on site or warehouse. not so practical and easy to bend this material properly. - standing or sitting people must be able to see the upcoming vehicles (bus) and they should be visible from the driver(s). this is a basic golden rule that has not been taken into consideration here. the idea reminded me the foldable/mobile structures for the disaster areas. the idea can be used for charity, aid structures etc...
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 PM by moody

Aris. Great idea for portable/movable bus stop.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 PM by sakisf

very nice...good innovative design..
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 PM by samuraijack

Futuristic and impressive. Well done!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 PM by fasolis

great design
Posted Sep 25, 2009 7:09 PM by oparpax

grate concept lads...
Posted Sep 25, 2009 8:09 PM by Stavros1

uh, no.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:09 PM by green

Great work!!Good luck!!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:09 PM by basketikos-3

excellent,just brilliant!hope it`ll make it to the top!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:09 PM by dampp

amazing project!I would pick it for the city of my dreams! ideal plan for a great city!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 10:09 PM by asprofidos3

Great! I would like to see it in yellow;).
Posted Sep 26, 2009 12:09 AM by goklagie

you must have many friends
Posted Oct 09, 2009 2:10 PM by eramon

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Folding BusStop

Submitted by tourist on September 07, 2009

Folding BusStop
Six stripes which have exactly the same size (length and width), put next to each other, being stretched and given various shapes form the bus stop. These stripes do not just repeat and vary though. Having the same perimeter when their ends come together, the stripes form a system, consisting of 6 modules. The stripes react to stretching and folding and so does the whole system. A modulated shelter is the new bus stop introduced.

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