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great design, simple and functional.
Posted Jul 24, 2009 9:07 AM by nigelmaj

There's got to be a law against situating a structure there.
Posted Jul 24, 2009 10:07 PM by Critique

There isn't. It is very common in places that have a grass boulevard separating the street from the sidewalk or in newer sections of cities where the bus stops are planned into the development.
Posted Jul 25, 2009 12:07 AM by Blutdrache

A crowd of people waiting inside the bus stop. A truck driver takes his eyes off the road for 1 second to answer a cell phone call. Goes off the path by only 10 inches, crashing into the bus stop sending glass shards flying everywhere. I think it is great that you are promoting public transit, but we must consider safety as well.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 3:07 AM by Critique

Critique, I live in a city that has dozens of bus stops located street side, it is nothing new. I have used bus stops located street side in cities all across North America. I understand your argument, but based on your logic, sidewalks shouldn't be on the sides of roads, they should be set back ten feet.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 4:07 AM by Blutdrache

Do you know of a bus stop that is located on the bike lane?
Posted Jul 26, 2009 4:07 AM by Critique

I like the dynamic form though.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 4:07 AM by Critique

Many, I'm not sure where you live, but I can easily think of dozens of buys shelters that are on the edge of the street in San Fransisco, Portland, Minneapolis, Winnipeg, Boston, and Chicago. In most places the bike lane is little more than a white stripe that designates a place for the bicyclists on the side of the road.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 4:07 AM by Blutdrache

That is supposed to be bus not buys, sorry.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 4:07 AM by Blutdrache

Can you find a picture of one of these "bus stop on a bike lane" that you are talking about?
Posted Jul 26, 2009 5:07 AM by Critique

I'm not sure where all the bike lane issues are coming from, the original site doesn't even have one. I can't help but feel a little bit attacked, but I can take it. After a quick search of Flikr, here is a picture of a bus stop that is between the sidewalk and the street , here is a picture of a bus stop in the middle of the street, here is a picture of a bus stop and a bike lane but the stop isn't at the edge of the street and here is a set of guidelines that are used by the city of Chicago page 29 is a good example. Oh and here is one more picture of a stop that is street side, in Salt Lake City I hope this clears things up some.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 7:07 AM by Blutdrache

Ah if it is on a raised platform that is not the bikelane then it should be fine. From your first drawing it looks like it is on a bike lane.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 5:07 PM by Critique

I see what you are saying, that isn't a stripe, its the edge of the curb. I could see how that could be confused though. Thanks for pointing it out so I could clarify it.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 9:07 PM by Blutdrache

just curious, hand drawn?
Posted Jul 29, 2009 11:07 PM by mfritchie

Although it lacks considerably in detailing, I do like the flow and circulation.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 4:07 AM by tradarch kc

@mfritchie - not at all, some Sketchup, and some Photoshop with a Wacom Tablet. I really just did this competition as an excuse to play with some ideas I had for quick and nice presentation drawings (Photo-real renderings are getting old).
Posted Jul 30, 2009 6:07 AM by Blutdrache

Very edgy, architecturally I like it a lot.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 4:07 PM by J Roberts

Ummm... this is really similar to one a few blocks from my office in Miami Beach... which is weathering very poorly, BTW. But the likely lack of durability isn't the biggest issue. Rather, if you're designing something that is one of the civic elements of a city, why should it look like this? Architects talk about forms, surfaces, juxtapositions, etc. Non-architects, however, aren't usually equipped with the theoretical background to think in abstract design terms. So their most common question is "what does it look like?" And the joke's normally on us (I'm an architect, FWIW) because the answers to that question are normally things that the abstractly-thinking architect never conceived of. In this case, one of those answers might possibly the remains of a shipping container? What else might a non-architect say it looks like? Something damaged in an earthquake? You say you want to increase the profile of bus travel, yet you degrade the place where people wait for the bus? I'm sorry, but that simply doesn't make sense.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 10:08 PM by SAMouzon

I'm sorry, but I don't know anyone, designer or not, that would go as afar as saying this "degrades the place where people wait for the bus". I also think your comparisons show how close minded you are. How exactly does this look like something damaged in an earthquake? Have you ever been in an earthquake? Same question for the shipping container... I assume that you've actually seen a real shipping container (you know, boxed metal frame, corrugated sides), and because of that I am led to the conclusion that you just want to be rude, and critical without leaving and valuable feedback. As for the form, I would say that two powder-coated metal forms that look like folded origami (I used folded card stock when I was coming up with the design) probably wouldn't come across the way your narrow mind thinks it would. Thanks a lot for the great feedback, it'll be really useful.
Posted Aug 14, 2009 2:08 PM by Blutdrache

And I assume that the deteriorating Miami stop you are referring to is this one- Thanks for the illustration on how unobservant you really are. Similarities: Angles. That's it.
Posted Aug 14, 2009 2:08 PM by Blutdrache

Critique - Do your research before you critique. I live in Seattle and there are plenty of bus stops right on the bike lanes. They work quite well actually.
Posted Aug 17, 2009 10:08 PM by detsea

Good rebuttal Blutdrache! I think that someone should revoke SAMouzon's license of critical opinion. Go back to using your cookie cutter!
Posted Aug 17, 2009 10:08 PM by detsea

Posted Aug 21, 2009 6:08 PM by jten92

Your main pic is probably the nicest presentation image on the site, it helps to sell your idea before the design even comes into consideration. Is it just the yellow section that is made of the folded metal? A design consisting of such a large amount of glass (if the roof is also glazed) could get pretty hot in the summer. Very attractive design though
Posted Aug 25, 2009 7:08 PM by matsheffield09

@matsheffield09 - the stop uses two overlapping pieces of metal, one yellow and one white. Thanks for the question and the nice comments, I appreciate it.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 8:08 PM by Blutdrache

ah I see. It could have been like a greenhouse in there if that thing was exposed to sun from above!
Posted Aug 25, 2009 8:08 PM by matsheffield09

I like geometry, the Platonic Solids rock my world. We sometimes over extend the concept of how many ways can something bent, folded or mutilated. But it works in more contempporary settings.
Posted Aug 28, 2009 1:08 PM by DLamb

i like the simplicity of the design. would be nice to see how it fits on the site. also, what program did you use to render?
Posted Sep 11, 2009 5:09 AM by andrew.pun

@andrew.pun - Thanks for the comment and question. I used SketchUp for the modeling, but then used Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet to add all of the color, texture, and shading.
Posted Sep 11, 2009 8:09 PM by Blutdrache

nice work! interesting stuff you've got going on here. not sure what all that fuss about street-side stops was about. every city that i've lived in has had them...
Posted Sep 16, 2009 2:09 PM by jennalar

Love the rendering style. Very clean shapes
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:09 AM by clay.gish

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Folded Metal Bus Stop

Submitted by Blutdrache on July 24, 2009

A simple bus stop made of two folded metal plates and tempered glass. It offers protection from the elements and seating provided by additional folds in the metal structure. The station is situated between the sidewalk and the street, allowing for passengers to board and de-board the bus without having to cross pedestrian flow; a distinct advantage in college campuses and urban areas where pedestrian traffic is high. The color scheme and design of the stop are intended to increase the visibility of stops making them more apparent to citizens and increase the profile of bus travel as an option for daily transit.

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