Busk Shelter — An Architectural Design Case Study

Walkthrough of my final CAD of my Busk Shelter Design

Problem

While walking through the busy streets of urban cities, busking is a common sight, however sometimes the sound does not project well throughout the area and with larger crowds around you, you will not notice them.

Solution

The Street Musician Shelter’s purpose is to provide cover and sound projection for street musicians. Using proper materials, the sound will project outwards more and in a shelter, musicians will have a fixed space to play in, instead of being crammed on the street amidst a crowd. The unique design of these shelters will make them more noticeable, especially for smaller groups or soloists.

Background

Overview
In grade 9, my school’s design and technology class entered the Sears DX High School Design Competition, a competition open to all high school students at the junior and senior levels. The competition offers challenges in 5 categories: Architecture/Interior Design, Costume Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design & Industrial Design. We all entered the Architecture/Interior Design Category.

​Design Process

The project would last over a course of approximately 4 months, where 1 month will be dedicated to the investigation portion of the project while the remaining 3 months will be for designing and creating a prototype.

Measuring one of 2 bus shelters and remodeling it in Sketchup

Design Specifications

The design stage required that each individual came up with 3 distinct designs, which followed these specifications:

  • The public shelter must reflect on your chosen architect(s) and the style he/they use.
  • The public shelter must be able to withstand the weather and climate in Ontario.
  • Each shelter must have a water source as well as a seating area.
  • Must look attractive as well and big enough so that it can fit at least 6 people without being crowded
  • The structure is also to be designed for a park setting.

Design #1

Sketchup Walkthrough of Design #1

Design #2

Sketchup Walkthrough of Design #2

Design #3

Sketchup Walkthrough of Design #3

Final Design

Final Posters

After months of research, designing, and experimenting, the competition required all contestants to present their ideas on a maximum of 3 11"x17" boards. Below, is my final submission!

Poster 1 of 3
Poster 2 of 3
Poster 3 of 3

Unlisted

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UW Systems Design Engineering Student and aspiring product designer. kristenshiozaki.me

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Kristen S

Kristen S

UW Systems Design Engineering Student and aspiring product designer. kristenshiozaki.me