Fri, February 3, 2012

Skating Shelters // Patkau Architects


Thanks to the Skating Shelters that the city authorities commissioned the architects at Patkau to design, there are now nice places to sit and shelter when the wind gets especially mean or someone simply wants a time-out.

The wooden, wind-streamed cabins cluster around to form a small settlement, a prototypical village. Densely positioned, the keep the icy winds at bay. Each individual cabin is made of thin flexible plywood placed taut over an ellipsoid footprint to create a small room, with additional structural power delivered by a stable spine.

United in a group, the Shelters protect one another and skillfully redirect the wind past them.

Via Patkau Architects








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