RAW Design Warms Canadian Skaters with Fur-Inspired “Nuzzles”

Toronto-based RAW Design has been crowned winner of the annual Warming Huts competition, which is intended to “push the envelop of design, craft and art” by encouraging architects to design innovative warming shelters along the frozen Red River Mutual Trail in Winnipeg, Canada.

Moving away from the traditional notion of an enclosed shelter, the firm’s winning proposal “Nuzzles” engages skaters with a playful arrangement of “insulated appendages” (a.k.a. pool noodles) supported by a geodesic lattice structure that is illuminated and heated from within. Users are encouraged to “nestle into the structure” and manipulate its fur-like exterior into informal resting areas. 

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    Warming Huts
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    First Place
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    RAW Design
  • Design Team

    Roland Rom Colthoff, Jacob Shank, Aaron Hendershott, Pierre-Alexandre Le Lay, Elmira Yousefi, Kim Flynn
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    RAW Design, Jacob Shank

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "RAW Design Warms Canadian Skaters with Fur-Inspired “Nuzzles”" 10 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/475404/raw-design-warms-canadian-skaters-with-fur-inspired-nuzzles> ISSN 0719-8884

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