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Salt Lake City Utah has pretty cold weather, so the use of an enclosed space works well. Also the use ot the Glass Roof Panel. What might have been cool is that the roof panel may have been retractable - as the summer may be hot in there. The use of the Walnut is very attractive - overal pretty solid design concept! K.Simone
Posted Sep 24, 2009 7:09 AM by k.simone

Very nice design concept, simple yet functional. Tinted glass would be appropriate for those hot summer months.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by Watha1

light? bus? day ?? ..nooo not rkin for me
Posted Sep 24, 2009 7:09 PM by aamna

@ Aamna There is not lit source during day only at night. I have two more sheets to submit that will explain that. Thank you
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:09 PM by DelaineIsaac

@Watha1 Thank you
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:09 PM by DelaineIsaac

@k.simone there is some cross ventilation from the bottom section of the shelter that covers a 360 radius. The materials I used have a decent thermal mass which can keep the shelter cool.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:09 PM by DelaineIsaac

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'Light Box'

Submitted by DelaineIsaac on September 24, 2009

The Light Box is a unique project, made for the public users of Salt Lake City, Utah. The architectural shelter is defined by light, wooden material (walnut) and signage which specifically is design for visibility. It has a centrally heated core to provide comfort; the shelter is meant to face north so it won’t suffer solar gain in the summer.

Visitors have a sensory activated sliding front door made from low iron glass with metal framing to ensure clear color light inside. There is a double glazed roof to ensure anti sagging in the roof. The rear wall has a light effect to notify the user when the next bus will arrive as it changes colors to tell you the proximity of the bus . For example, red is for ten minutes, yellow for five minutes and green for one minute.

Once inside the experience is completely shut off to the outside space. The box then becomes a chamber to create a divide from the inner space from the outer space.

Sponsored by the Utah Transit Authority, Federal Transit Authority and The University of Utah