We were invited by the Architecture Foundation to take part in the Kingston University / Design Museum exhibition “Sheltered – The Bus Stops Here”.
Through a lens of fantastic whimsy, we have attempted to address the rising concern of water as a precious resource and the consolidation of public infrastructure through a piece of functional sculpture – a water fountain bus stop.
By including water in the bus shelter, we both celebrate and raise awareness about a precious resource at a natural moment of repose. As a point of congregation within the city and a place of waiting, the shelter allows a moment of reflection and dialogue – a communion. While our proposal is merely a starting point in rethinking the future of transportation hubs, we believe it is necessary to broaden our perspective to establish mutually beneficial relationships between seemingly disconnected systems.