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Warming Huts Design by Patkau Architects in Vancouver

This picture shows a close up of an award winning design for a warming hut, by Patkau Architects, a firm in Vancouver. The design is called “Jellyfish” and it one of 5 winning proposals chosen from over 130 submissions from around the world. I love the curvilinear lines and the simplistic nature of the warming hut – it’s easy to envision tucking into the pod-like structure to huddle for a moment before continuing to brace the cold weather.

The warming huts are placed along the River Trail in Winnipeg Manitoba, to promote wintertime outdoor activities, even in severe temperatures. It’s worth a peek at the site to see other designs. I also love the one called “Under the Covers” – it looks like the edge of a blanket or some sort of fabric along the snow that lifts up and peels back.

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