ARCH 462 // 2015 Winter
Individual Structural Project - Bus-Stop Shelter
Critic: Professor Stephen Duff
FOLD is a tram station shelter designed for the city of Vancouver, Canada. The idea of FOLD is to provide protection for the people waiting for the light rail, and at the same time still allow them to connect to the surroundings, thus glass panels are used as the shelter membrane, since it is effective in blocking off precipitation but still allows sunlight to reach to the space underneath.
The form of the shelter is inspired by the hilly environment around Vancouver - majestic yet simple. The sloped planes allow rainwater and snow to slide off immediately, which is suitable in a city with lots of snow and rain all year round. The entire structure is made of steel, with black rough finishes.