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well designed and considered submission... well done... 5 stars.
Posted Sep 08, 2009 8:09 AM by scottay88

There is obviously a lot of thought by what a first appears a deceptively simple design. The guy is either a genius or an idiot...I think I know which.
Posted Sep 08, 2009 12:09 PM by Frank Lloyd Wrong

It's nice that you thought about materials. My design is similar, but does not account for a glossy ceiling. thanks. Will remember that. 5*
Posted Sep 08, 2009 6:09 PM by smardon

can't see how the roof will deal with heavy snowfalls.
Posted Sep 09, 2009 5:09 AM by flipflapflower

flipflapflower thanks for your comment, I suppose I'll leave that to a structural engineer to fathom out (about the snow) although a nice deep pile of snow would provide a little extra insulation. I'm starting to think I should have put in slender column at the end of that long roof.
Posted Sep 09, 2009 8:09 AM by simwoo

warm rubber...mmmmm.
Posted Sep 09, 2009 1:09 PM by derek59

its a nice shape...quite striking...it certainly will stand out on a street...its just so uncomplicated to look at, but so advanced in terms of material technology and selection. Good Job You...
Posted Sep 09, 2009 1:09 PM by annawoo

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Submitted by simwoo on September 08, 2009

The concept behind the design focuses on providing warmth, a problem which I notice the most with UK bus stops is that when you stop to sit or stand your body cools down. We can solve this problem with considered material selection; for this Bus Stop Shelter the base and upstand and constructed from a dense material such as concrete with a high thermal mass, this enables the material to absorb the suns energy during the day time, it will draw more of the suns energy if it is coloured black, then, at night time when the temperature falls the concrete will radiate the heat which absorbed earlier. This creates a passive form of heating fueled by the sun.

The Roof of the shelter should be made of a much lighter weight material such as timber so that it can be filled with insulation, the underside should be reflective to bounce light and heat back down over the seating area. The roof should be fixed with an engineer designed steel structure that embeds in the concrete form.
The long seating area provides rest spots in the shade as well as in the open, and will be furnished with timber slats. Lighting can be installed in the floor in the form of low wattage LED clusters and can be joined to the mains street lighting circuit, the upwards thrown light can be bounced back down from the reflective underside of the canopy.

The design is a simple striking shape without fuss or detail, there are sufficient flat spaces to display travel route information and advertising.
Due to the minimal pallet of materials it is possible to manufacture this bus stop in most places of the world, substituions can be made inb the concrete mix with, the help of an engineer, to include a wide variety of innovative building materials such as those suggested on my drawings, perhaps it could even be built in a strong form of adobe.

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