great piece of work
Posted Sep 16, 2009 4:09 PM by beattiehaz
Is this a joke?
Posted Sep 16, 2009 4:09 PM by efvernon
Now this this is a poor imitation of today's 'Starachitects'... who needs a bench on a rail? So we can have sculptural control? yay! Let me guess everything will be fastened with glue and a hot gun?
Posted Sep 16, 2009 5:09 PM by rbdesign
I believe the last thing I would want to do while waiting for a bus is try and move furniture/walls around so that I may sit down in a more comfortable area. Maybe I am wrong? Maybe its hypocrisy because this is most surely not a "Starchitect" style design. IT is a design for a "bus stop" where form is ALL ABOUT function. As a sculptural piece in a landscape or plaza... it is wonderful. As a bus stop it lacks many rudimentary things. Still very creative and well done.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 6:09 PM by deerskin
Love the Tree... it makes the project.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 6:09 AM by m.sander
Posted Sep 17, 2009 10:09 AM by rames
you a boy or girl?
Posted Sep 17, 2009 1:09 PM by tomcarr
of course this is functional.
and also very striking.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 2:09 PM by rpcgirl
you are angry. and why is that rainbow attacking the tree?
Posted Sep 17, 2009 3:09 PM by dc0824
why did this design (amongst others) go from second place to second-to-last, with a total of 200+ ratings that was somehow adjusted to less than 50?
Posted Sep 18, 2009 10:09 PM by jlocke513
The design is based upon a deliberate opposition to the emotionally cold, and purely functional existing bus stop.
Rather than try to re imagine the bus stops role (and design) through either a misinterpretation of Le Corbusian principles, a poor imitation of today’s ‘Starchitects’ or an illogical forced introduction of modern (but immediately redundant) features, the design shows an awareness of sculptural responsibility, and through the methods of interaction provided, offers users direct control of their immediate environment.
Both the bench and external wall are positioned on rails, allowing these sections to orbit the interior/exterior of the design. This not only allows users both environmental and sculptural control, but through the space itself aims to encourage communication.
A prototype animation can be found here http://bit.ly/phenomenalstop
Time has already told that many architectural designs where form has been controlled purely by function generally provoke little, or no reaction from either its users, or the public.
Architects continued willingness to create these structures equates to a continued willingness to bluntly ignore their sculptural responsibilities, and the social consequences of their structures.
This design can be easily manufactured using Perspex and recycled plastic, proving that a good idea needs to be no more expensive than a generic one.