Shelter Shift is inspired by the excitement of mobility that public transportation provides. As with the shifting vantage points we experience while riding a bus, this pair of bus shelters are conceived as a dynamic visual object that shifts its color and appearance with the change of the viewers position. This shift is the result of a lenticular arrangement of thin metal strips painted alternating colors, a simple and common technique utilized in billboards. Looking through the shelter from different angles, one sees a constantly changing frame and layering of light and color through to the surroundings.

Shelter Shift 2
Bus Shelter
Athens Cultural Affairs Commission

Partners: Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless
Client: Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
Fabricator: Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks
Structural Engineer: Sheats Structural Consulting, Inc.
Local Code Review: Architectural Collaborative
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