Sunday, 20 April 2014

S n i p p e t * 4
S H E L T E R     M E     F R O M     T H E    W I N D

Yes, this is a Wind Shelter!
Designed by Ian McChesney for Blackpool, UK's South Shore Promenade, this Shelter rotates according to the prevailing wind direction and shields its occupants from wind.

"The shape was born out of a distillation of the key required elements: a vane, which will turn the structure, and a baffle that will shelter the inhabitant from the wind. The final shelters are 8 metres tall and manufactured from resilient ‘Duplex’ stainless steel. They sit on 4 metre diameter turntables, which incorporate dampers to control the speed of rotation." Ian McChesney's website