Gizmodo: Beautiful warming huts are proof that Canada does winter better
In an article about the can’t-beat-it-so-join-it attitude Winnipeggers have for cold, Gizmodo writer Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan writes about the warming huts on the Red River and he highlights the latest entry by University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture Students: Mirror Cloaking.
About the hut
Using the concept of one-way mirrors and polished stainless steel panels to create a mirror box, skaters will perceive the warming hut as part of the winter landscape, yet closer inspection will find that the hut appears to reflect the surrounding. As skaters walk into the hut they realize that the one-way mirrors provide the precious scenery of winter. The design plays with the idea that the enclosed structure become transparent and visitors can still find warmth within an “open” space.