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Part architecture and part sculpture, BUS:STOP takes the humble transit hub to new heights–literally. Sou Fujimoto’s bus stop, for instance, looks like an elevated roofless treehouse nestled within a white birch forest. While the other designs offer more protection from the elements, they are also artistic and unconventional.

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In total, architects from seven countries and three continents were represented in the final designs. BUS:STOP was largely funded by private donors and the finished bus stops opened this month.


Via Fast Company

Images via BUS:STOP, © Adolf Bereuter