|My original bus station concept and
zig-zag vertical walls are four 4' x8' x 1/4" corrugated plastic
translucent panels, polygal.
|First scale model by David Okada. 1" = 1,' made of
5/8" wood dowels|
and wire.Dowels are nailed and glued to the 'blueprint.'
Zig-zag panels are thick clear acetate sheet.
Initial laying out of full-sized PVC pipe roof -
on 'blueprint' on garage floor. Pipe is 1/2" ID PVC
irrigation pipe from Home Depot. Design by David Okada.
Challenges in creating this installation:
- It needs to be suggestive of a conceptual model (I don't want to imply that this design is the solution to the Seeking Shelter Design Challenge.) It is just an invitation to think about interactive/multipurpose bus shelters. The design of the shelter will invite people to add to it. It is a base structure to build upon.
- It needs to be sturdy and stable! Many people will be leaning against it, putting decals on it and adding components to it. There will be a wii interactive surface set up on one of the walls in the evening. There will be some seating as well. I want this structure to last past the few festival days so that it can be used in other public contexts.
- I need to transport and store this! I have only half a garage and no storage in our house. We are designing this thing to break down into smaller units and assemble on site. Still trying to figure out the transport...