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Congrats, you have successfully incorporated ten telephone booths along a defined radius. Looks like a terrible high school art project. I wish you luck in whatever.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 1:09 PM by SuWeiYin

This is amazing!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 4:09 PM by legrandn1

what am i looking at? the future? because the future looks fantastic.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 4:09 PM by devilsdance

what about extreme weather conditions in utah.???? how will it respond there??.. looks good otherwise...
Posted Sep 24, 2009 5:09 PM by sudhirray

As a gray, bumpy, man confined to a wheelchair, I can truly see myself waiting for a bus at this stop. It seems so inviting, despite the piercing glares of the able bodied wishing I wouldn't be alive to slow down their commute. Don't blame me, blame the drunk sluggard who came barrelling down Roberta Street and crushed my spine.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 5:09 PM by kcy99

This design just made my conglomeration of personal space fill to capacity in the organic nesting site of my pants.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by ProlapsianTheory

I like this design. It catches my attention without being distracting. It adequately protects people from the elements while still being open and spacious. Good work!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 7:09 PM by thpthpthp

I love riding busses in Utah with my husband and his 8 wives
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:09 PM by mormonbusrider46

sucks!!!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by munoz_david

I like the versatility of the many possible configurations, as well as the privacy of separate benches so I wouldn't have to share a seat with ... undesirables.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by carney31

Why do we want to make personal spaces out of a public transportation system? The beauty of public transportation is social interaction and exposition to the society, etc. I don't think that this project leads to a safe environment, there are too many hidden corners. Complicated design, the overall composition as an object looks more attractive from the top, but it will not be effective as a bus stop because it lacks visibility among other functional aspects for a bus stop.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 4:09 AM by mmendez

The desire for individual space is held by nearly any person that uses it. It's the reason why a partially populated subway will have people scattered about the seating area. It's why people will wear headphones or read a magazine or stare out the window. It's why you use the urinal 2 spots down from the next guy. Public transportation is a sociological testament of how humans carve out a small piece of the world to inhabit by themselves. In addition, this idea removes the wasted seating space between separated people and translates it into circulation space.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 4:09 AM by o_seanan

The separated layout allows for the lighting to leak out in multiple locations to eliminate dark spots that could be attractive to the wrong person. The multi-directional seating also can lessen blind spots for the users and the passers by. The intent was to completely get away from a uni-directional facing design with everyone's back against a wall.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 4:09 AM by o_seanan

Don't you know that public projects have open specifications? how does this meet ADA regulations if the booth leg in in the middle? Are you discriminating those on a wheel chair to access you both?
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 PM by dimoa

All the openings on the north side of the structure exceed ADAAG widths, and there's plenty of interior area for any arrangement for 30"x48" spaces. What's the concern?
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 PM by o_seanan

It reminds me of a video arcade filled with those car games.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 PM by Drpolygamy

Thanks! I should have included that in the booth next to the ticket machine.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 PM by o_seanan

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University of Utah Bus Stop | Prototype

Submitted by o_seanan on September 24, 2009

This design endeavors to create a conglomeration of individual personal spaces as a public node of assembly, while being capable of organically nesting in various site geometries.

Each unit provides a 3-sided shell for personal respite from the sun, wind, precipitation, and public view. The unit attaches to the spine structure above where it receives stability and electrical service for lighting. Space above the unit may be utilized for future solar panel arrays. A unit is typically used for seating, but can be adapted for support purposes, such as ticket machines and trash receptacles.

The space inside segments for multiple views of the surroundings and allows for various ANSI/ADAAG accessible entrances inside. Its openness makes it a defensible space, addressing any concern for safety since it is such a public area at all hours of the day.

Primary materials:
- 3/4" plate steel, galvanized with TNEMEC zinc primer, painted white and gray as shown
- 1" ice finish extruded polycarbonate panel edged with bent steel channel, painted red as shown
- spine: EXTIRA composite panels, edged to fit, unfinished as shown, over steel superstructure, galvanized with TNEMEC zinc primer

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