The competition challenged architects, designers, and artists from around the world to re-imagine the lifeguard towers on the beach of Lake Ontario, near Toronto, Canada. Named “In the Belly of a Bear,” the sculpture features a dark exterior that sets it apart from the bright, frozen landscape. Viewers are invited to climb up a woodenladder into the belly of the structure, which has a 15-foot diameter, where domedsitting space provides shelter and views of the sky outside. The interior features sitting structures lined with thick warm fur.
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The project addresses the notions of interior and exterior, warmth and the cold, isolation andinsulation through juxtaposition. Atelier One Five fabricated the structure, which will be available for viewing until the March 18, 2016.
+ Lane Shordee
+ Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
+ Winter Stations Design Competition
+ Atelier One Five