hufton+crow documents krumbach bus stops in austria
(above): smiljan radic designs a glass-enclosed shelter
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british architectural photographers hufton+crow have recently visited the village of krumbach, austria, to document the seven disparate bus shelters scattered along the roadways. an international group of designers were commissioned to imagine the structures for ‘project: BUS:STOP,’ including sou fujimoto, smiljan radic, rintala eggertsson architects, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, antón garcia-abril + débora mesa (ensamble studio), alexander brodsky, and wang shu + lu wenyu (amateur architecture studio).

 

for additional information on the roadside structures, see designboom’s previous coverage of ‘project BUS:STOP.’

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sou fujimoto’s bus stop elevates a staircase amongst a field of slender posts
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taking very different compositional and experiential qualities, the bus stops all seek to relate to the landscape in diverse ways. while providing varying degrees of shelter from weather forces, the structures consistently consider framed views of the hilly context, while indicating with a strong presence where passers-by may catch the regional transit.

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visitors access the staircase for an improved view of the austrian landscape
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hufton+crow krumbach bus stops austria designboom

rintala eggertsson architects compose their bus stop of two volumes with a dramatic cantilever
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hufton+crow krumbach bus stops austria designboom

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu creates a folded steel structure to provide a small sheltered area
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hufton+crow krumbach bus stops austria designboom

the form touches down at a sharp point on one side
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hufton+crow krumbach bus stops austria designboom

wang shu + lu wenyu arrange a timber structure with a visually chaotic truss holding up the cantilevered roof
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hufton+crow krumbach bus stops austria designboom

the structure is oriented to frame a view of the distant landscape
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hufton+crow krumbach bus stops austria designboom

alexander brodsky has designed a ‘typical’ krumbach bus stop, composed as a wood tower
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hufton+crow krumbach bus stops austria designboom

ensamble studio has stacked untreated wood planks to create a sheltered seating area
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