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... An exploration of participation, art and architecture in the city to inform a concept for engagement with the local community via artistic intervention... offering to our client a point of departure for the continuation of these ideas in their future work.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Shelter with personalities

In 2001, there was a project that engages London’s bus shelters. Commissioned by Richard Rogers Partnership with J. Pletts, this is an auxiliary project by Haque design+research.

The purpose of this project is to reconstruct the sensation of travelling itself. By using some responsive technologies, they brought these shelters to ‘life’ and could respond equally with the primary needs of the users (travelers).

For more details about this project please go to this site.

This is an interesting project that I think could be useful for us. Even in a halting space where everything is kind of unstable, we still need to configure about the needs of human whilst travel from one place to another. The user’s cultures and habits could influence the connections with the shelters and in the end would generate different conditions.

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