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Simple, elegant and effective. Great integration of lighting and surfaces interaction. I am sure that safety at night is a big concern for bus stops and at least this one will be very well lighted. I also like the quality of the images and the incorporation of signage in the design. Good work!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by mmendez

I agree with the previous individual's comments. Simple and elegant.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 4:09 PM by LuisR

Classy and very contemporary!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by lenchoy2k

I love that the signage is incorporated as part of the structure and light. I also like how the bus stop almost becomes a street light itself, lighting the way for other pedestrians and drivers. The design engages people into public architecture as well as public transportation.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:09 PM by eguzejka

Functional, confortable and good light at night. Moldular... maybe can be longer or shorter.Good way to simboly a travel point.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 10:09 PM by ddm@coac.net

I love its simplicity.Nice and clean. The green light will bring people at night and admire it during the day since it is a piece of art. Good job!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 11:09 PM by georgis98

Beautiful lines and form. I love it visually. Though it doesn't look comfortable.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 12:09 AM by clay.gish

nice variation of day and night consideration, form and function flows well together, could use some people and interaction though
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by steveds

What are molliums? Are those a special type of flower that isn't shown in the rendering? What's 'light-gauge aluminum framing', and how will it hold up a 20' cantilever? Not the glass, since it's only on one side. At least the signage will function well for the dark part of the day. Another design riding the sexiness of the renderings. Surprise surprise.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by o_seanan

Mullions may be made of any material, but wood and aluminum[2] are most common, although stone is also used between windows. Mullions are vertical elements and are often confused with transoms, which lie horizontally. The word is also confused with the "muntin" (or "glazing bar" in the UK) which is the precise word for the very small strips of wood or metal that divide a sash into smaller glass "panes" or "lites". A mullion acts as a structural member, and it carries the dead load of the weight above the opening and the wind load acting on the window unit back to the building structure. The term is also properly applied to very large and deep structural members in many curtain wall systems. When a very large glazed area was desired before the middle of the nineteenth century, such as in the large windows seen in gothic churches or Elizabethan palaces, the openings necessarily required division into a framework of mullions and transoms, often of stone. It was further necessary for each glazed panel, sash or casement to be further subdivided by muntins or lead cames because large panes of glass were reserved primarily for use as mirrors, being far too costly to use for glazing windows or doors.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by munoz_david

That's fine, save the history lesson. I know what 'mullions' are.....I was curious about your 'molliums' you speak about in your description. Mullions do not act as structural members unless they are apart from a typical stick-built system, and unless they are sized to do so. Even with a structural tube or with proprietary reinforcement, they're only functional for resisting lateral forces and not for deading a monstrous canopy from above. Maybe I'd change my mind if I saw the framing and foundation drawings to prove it. No one would confuse mullions with transoms.....one is framing and the other is glazing.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 AM by o_seanan

Great design. Simple straight lines and yet functional and sophisticated.
Posted Sep 26, 2009 12:09 AM by mcarbajal

this is pretty fabulous and I think you hit your intent right on the money. Curious what program you used and if it was a built in renderer or a plugin. Fabulous work.
Posted Sep 26, 2009 6:09 PM by wanderingarch

dear wanderingarch, I used Revit Architecture and Revit Structure to design, build and render the model. And just a little bit of photoshop to put the images together. Thanks for your comment.
Posted Sep 26, 2009 11:09 PM by munoz_david

Revit Structure doesn't validate it's structural capabilities. At any rate, congrats on the finish.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 12:09 PM by o_seanan

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Urban Lights: Architecture and Public Art

Submitted by munoz_david on September 24, 2009

Architecture: defined as a continuous piece that emerges from earth and culminates in the far seating area.

Structure: cast-in-place concrete walls and seating area. Light gauge aluminum frame canopy. Structural glass wall
and molliums for canopy support.

Light: LED ribbon strips and fluorescent light fixtures.

Concept: to create a public art with function. The continuous ribbon effect is the lyricism of the bus stop. A bus stop is not only an object that remains in its place. Although static, it represents the fluidity of a city. It is in our memory when we are still at home or at work and it travels with us. It does not want to be static, it wants to move. It wants to embrace us and protect us while waiting. This design concept is the representation of this metaphor. It also “moves” at night, becoming, through the photons of lights, a part of the urban landscape. It reaches you and invites you to seat and wait for your next ride.

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