'Parking Lot' concept for BEST Supermarkets, SITE
Cesar Pelli and Associates, Niagara Falls Winter Garden, Elevation, Niagara Falls, New York, 1975-1977
Alessandro Mendini, Universal Museum for Documenta 8, 1987
St Nicholas Church by Marlon Blackwell Architect
An existing shop building converted into a church.
Jaipurs Palace of the Winds, India
National Geographic | May 1963
Gaetano Pesce, Building Proposal, 1983
James Turrell, Autonomous Structure
Aldo Cibic, House, 1983
Each winter, as the Assiniboine River freezes over, the cities inhabitants are subject to a naturally occurring shift in the cities geography. As with all spatial alterations, there is an inherent impact on the less tangible; time. As the Assiniboine becomes an arterial thoroughfare, the temporal rhythms of the city are displaced. The proposed Warming Hut revels in, and extrapolates, this distortion of time. At once Winnipeg’s residents are reminded of a bygone era, while also being completely immersed in their immediate surroundings.
The warming hut manifests itself as a sinking image of Winnipeg’s Old City Hall. The river has seemingly frozen over just in time to prevent the total submersion of one of Winnipeg’s forgotten treasures. Inside, the Victorian interior is awash with live imagery, as a camera obscura projects a moving image of the skaters in the stunning winter backdrop, onto the walls. The user of the hut is simultaneously in the past and the present.