Bus Stop Comfort - Concept Design, Designed for the TInnGO project by Sanjeevi Suganthi Pugazhenthi
SANJEEVI SUGANTHI PUGAZHENTHI
In exploring the concept of bus stop comfort, this concept has flower-inspired seats. The design explores user perception of bus stops and aesthetic cues to attract users. The seats are positioned around a suspending stem, introducing a nature inspired aesthetic sense of play. A single continuous lower surface on the floating seat transitions into a raised surface in a cyclic manner. The three seating structures are provided at different heights for people of all age groups, from children to elderly. Colour choice in this concept intentionally avoids the typical glass and steel that is so familiar in cities. In particular, yellow is used as it symbolizes ‘happiness and fun’.
Development based on feedback (comments): Weather protection & space for wheelchair/ buggy
The design has been developed and updated as response images 1 & 2. Leaf inspired panels (transparent) are provided on the side for weather protection. Seats are angled (subtle) so that they would be dry during showers. Roof is extended and so covers a larger area, accommodating wheelchairs and baby buggies. The concept [design provocation] is proposed as a balance between an 'open & user friendly bus stop' and a 'shelter with weather protection'.