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Some good thinking here about lighting and thermal comfort--also looks like it would be simple (and inexpensive) to construct.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 1:09 PM by twleslie

Nice design and well presented! I'd be happy to sit and wait for a bus here.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 4:09 PM by Xzachto

That is a really good design. Simple, easy to construct, efficient, reversible and it can be installed anywhere. Well presented as well. If you would change something, you should lose one of the glass panels. I don't think you need so much enclosure. Winters are moderate in Utah. Anyways, great job, five stars from me!
Posted Sep 23, 2009 6:09 PM by mdrakos

This design has progressive thinking behind it. It's convienence and bold design prove it's function to be both visually appealing to the eye and yet realistic in construction.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 8:09 PM by cwscheel77

Nicely designed and rendered... I like the concept but would it be creepy having someone semi-looking at you behind the glass? Besides that it is simple and clean. Well done.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 8:09 PM by tringuye@gmail.com

I like this design, It is very creative and makes use of contemporary design materials and colors. If you were looking for a bus stop the Smart Stop would catch your eye and you could easily identify it as a bus stop. I also like the heat components and the use of materials that shade you from the elements. Good Job.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 10:09 PM by rfett

I like the lighting and use of a graphic
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 AM by mayhew

great design
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 AM by teach

great design, simple,economical,and safe. It fits all the requirements I would have for a bus stop.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 AM by quietman555

Good design, good presentation, doable and realistic!!!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 11:09 AM by dharma

I love radiant heat! Adding radiant to a bus stop is sure to make it more welcoming to travelers in colder climates. The shelter provides plenty of protection from the elements, but will still allow a breeze through on a warm summer day. Prefabricating the components will make for quick assembly. Great work!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 11:09 AM by sethz3

A very legit design amongst many that are unbuildable.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 1:09 PM by o_seanan

I like this design! It's the new stop of the future.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 1:09 PM by mlmoss

Fluid, clean, symetrical, and attractive. Cost-efficient and practical, yet eye-catching.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by huskersdaniel29

good materials, well constructed, put together interestingly, very nice! utah sensitive too
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by steveds

good materials, well constructed, put together interestingly, very nice! utah sensitive too
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by steveds

I see this design as simple, functional,attractive and economical.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by hogranch

I like the overall design of this stop. Having been to Salt Lake City I think it would be an appropriate design. I like the eco-friendly componets.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by fhall

This design i modern without looking like a cartoon. It is functional and efficient yet at the same time is atrtractive and connects well with the environment around it. It is creative and attractive, but it works as a bus stop. It's not a spaceship b/c it's not supposed to be. I'm glad this designer was considerate of the fact that this is something that will actually be used for more than 6 months. A lot of these designs would be really fun for a little while, and then become a joke or an eyesore.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by lunchmeat1973

Great design - clean and functional. Looks like a safe, pleasant place to wait for transportation.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by sdvolksie

Interesting concept for the conventional road transport. I liked the space utilization and eco-concerns.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 5:09 PM by bugs.lafille

sweet
Posted Sep 24, 2009 7:09 PM by aamna

Beautiful lighting and use of colors! As a mom,I really like how well lit SmartStop appears, to protect my future college student while waiting for the bus! I also appreciate the thermal panels to warm users on a cold day! Great design!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 9:09 PM by janel

As an out-of-towner, I would recognize this as a bus stop and be encouraged to use the bus system while visiting.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 12:09 AM by Molly

I like the color selection, lighting, signage, modern straigt line design, and openness. It gives just the right amount of potection from the elements without being a loitering spot.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:09 AM by kellilepler

Great design. I love the contemporary style!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by giranjan

Just another metal box
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 AM by tradarch kc

Having taken the bus every day for an entire school year, I now despise the stops in the town in which I live. This design would bring much-needed practicality, self-sufficiency, and appropriate aesthetics to a new variation on an old theme. Well done.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 AM by nschneids

Having taken the bus every day for an entire school year, I now despise the stops in the town in which I live. This design would bring much-needed practicality, self-sufficiency, and appropriate aesthetics to a new variation on an old theme. Well done.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 4:09 AM by nschneids

I like all the panels of glass, protects from wind, rain, snow, etc. I really like the green and the clean design.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 4:09 AM by lexiumn

I like it. It's simple, clean, functional, modern, and attractive.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 12:09 PM by hockeypop

I like the idea that it gives shade and cover from the weather elements bout also gives heat on colder days while being self sustainable. All over great design!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:09 PM by michellesteen

WOW!!! Great creative design, features and very cost effective!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 PM by MinnVikings

awesome rendering
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 PM by tplain

has all of the features I would like in a stop, away from the elements, subdued appearance, yet easy to find
Posted Sep 25, 2009 4:09 PM by oreolson

not enough space for people to get shelter from bad weather conditions while waiting for the bus...Get it right people your designs must be practical first and then pretty..not enough space for people to get shelter from bad weather conditions while waiting for the bus...Get it right people your designs must be practical first and then pretty..not enough space for people to get shelter from bad weather conditions while waiting for the bus...Get it right people your designs must be practical first and then pretty..One star from me...sorry.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 PM by samuraijack

The photovoltaic panels which provide warmth while waiting are necessary in the cold winter .The transparent glass is a good choice to provide personal space and safety. Well done.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 7:09 PM by auntsylvia1

Best design I've seen.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 8:09 PM by hogranch

Use of heating panels is extremely economical
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:09 PM by readstome

I like the use of rain runoff to encourage the growth of a garden area.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:09 PM by readstome

Very modern, sleek design with a very contempory look! Awesome design!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:09 PM by lnelson

I like that the panels provide shade or heat for varying weather.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 10:09 PM by Sfettp

This is a good design. It is simple and functional, yet elegant and attractive. I also like your renderings. Too bad those other crappy entries are higher on the list, this is far better. Good luck!
Posted Sep 26, 2009 3:09 AM by mmendez

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Smart Stop

Submitted by ajfett on September 23, 2009

Bus Stops are inhabited by dozens of users daily. For some, A bus stop is merely a place to stand out of the sun or the rain. For others, it is a place to relax for a few minutes between the day’s tasks. A bus stop can also serve as a physical landmark or a place to reorient oneself. The elements of thermal comfort, transparency, visibility, lighting, constructability, and sustainability should be well considered. With this in mind, many bus stop designs fall into one of two categories. There are those that focus strictly on function and those that strive too hard to make a formal statement. The “Smart Stop” in not formally aggressive, but it is quite sophisticated in its detailing and its response to fuction and use.

Waiting in a public place with strangers can be awkward experience. transparent or translucent glass is used as a primary cladding material for this very reason. The glass provides shelter from the wind, rain, and street activity, and it also allows for visual access and ventilation.

The “Smart Stop” responds the issues of thermal comfort and lighting quite well. Photovoltaic panels provide shade for bus stop users on hot days, and they power four radiant heat panels on colder days. A significant portion of the lighting load is powered by the photovoltaics making the structure largely self sufficient and sustainable. Adequete lighting is particularly important to the safety of nighttime users.

Although the detailing of the “Smart Stop” is quite complex, the basic structure makes use of standard steel components such as galvanized steel tubes. Many of the components could be prefabricated and assembled onsite for ease of construction.

Finally, all bus stops must find a way to become physical landmarks. They must be visible without being too “loud”. The “Smart Stop” does just that. With the use of color, graphics, and signage, bus stop users can locate the stop easily and orient themselves to this location. The slight taper to roof allows rainwater runoff into a garden of sorts that helps bring the design down to the scale of the pedestrian and blend it with its context.

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