Not exactly houses, not exactly commercial structures, these specialty shelters fall under their own category - and mystique. They tend to be located at great vistas: an airport, a working farm, a huge expanse of meadow. What's the big deal? They create an openness and often intense connection to one's surroundings.
2008 - aka Art as Shelter, designed by Tonic Design with Mike Cindric of Design Dimensions. Construction by Tonic Construction. Located at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Designed for their Art-In-Service program, the large interior clear spans promote its use as an open air classroom -- a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting for teaching art and nature. Won an AIANC Merit Award in 2008. Won a 2009 Merit Award from AIA Triangle.Won a 2009 South Atlantic Region AIA Award. First, third, and last photos by James West.
2008 - Bus Shelter for Wake Technical Community College, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh. Design by Doug Brinkley of Pearce Brinkley Cease and Lee plus David Hill. Construction by Tonic Construction. Won an AIANC Merit Award in 2008.
Sources include: Vinny Petrarca, NC Museum of Natural History, AIANC,
Dan Huffman, RDU Airport Authority, Frank Harmon.