Toronto Winter Stations

Chicago Architects Brininstool + Lynch: Toronto Winter Stations

Toronto Winter Stations

Toronto, Ontario

Competition, 2014

Radiating with warmth and humour, this instillation evokes a fishing hut and fish, fall fauna and fire, and a beacon that attracts people to contemplate winter on the lakeshore. The materiality of the structure captivates the eye from afar, and an array of fins plays with the natural light and wind, engaging viewers as they move closer and delivering a serene and palpable sensibility to the moment.

The CNC cut lightweight aluminum fins are painted in four related colors, and simple fasteners attach them to an arrangement of vertical aluminum supports. These supports are then attached to a ring that is held in tension by bars that rest on the seat of the lifeguard chair.

Project Type

Explorations