The Bus:Stop architectural project in Austria
Shot by Hufton + Crow
Designed by architects including Sou Fujimoto, Smiljan Radić and Wang Shu, The Bus:Stop project in Austria was devised to help boost tourism in Krumbach, a small village looking to encourage an exchange of ideas between local craftspeople.
A total of seven architects – also including Norwegian studio RintalaEggertsson Architects, Ensamble Studio from Spain, Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu from Belgium and Russian architect Alexander Brodsky – were specifically invited to partner with a local creative business to each design and then build a small structure... It's resulted in a series of steel columns, a steel tent, a wooden lookout point, overlapped boxes and a glass structure with a bird box on top.
Allan Crow visited Krumbach on a quiet sun-filled day, quickly discovering that the shelters are only used within working hours. "We believe the people are as much of the story as the architecture," he said, "I was trying to capture the bus stops in the best possible light, which meant shooting at 9pm and 6am. This meant there was no one there and I had to race around Krumbach in a hire car, jumping out at the bus stops and setting the camera to self timer to sit in the bus stop myself."
Click through the impressive bus shelters for the Bus:Stop project below, now: