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Urban Porch / West Side Bus Shelter

Created 3 years 205 days ago
by James LeFlore (Arts)

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Categories Neighborhood
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The Westside Bus Shelter Project began as a design competition for a series of bus shelters to evoke the character and heritage of the San Antonio Westside Neighborhood and create visual markers along its cultural corridors. Urban Porch was selected for its use of industrial materials and references to the historical neighborhood vernacular through traditional colors and patterns from Mexican textiles. each of the three unique shelters were designed with custom seating, a working swing, and custom painted concrete 'chairs'. The artist's intent for the project was to shift the user's experience away from waiting for a future event or the arrival of the bus, toward enjoying the present moment by swaying on a glider, rocking in a porch swing, or glancing upward toward a simulated night sky while sitting under the shelter.

Artist Andrea Cailouet collaborated on this project with engineer Jack Harrison, PE and architect Lisa Elena Reese.


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Accession#: 2015.CAI.1.1-3
Artist First Name: Andrea
Artist Last Name: Caillouet
More About Artist URL: http://www.andreacaillouet.com/
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Type: sculpture (visual work)
Media 1: steel
Media 2: concrete
Dimensions: variable
Completion Year: 2014
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Location Name: Guadalupe and Brazos
Artwork Address: 700 Block of S. Brazos
Zip Code: 78207
Point X: -98.5142
Point Y: 29.4204
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Council District: 5
Map Point Color: Peach


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700 Block of S. Brazos

Additional Directions: Guadalupe and Brazos

Urban Porch / West Side Bus Shelter

Artist: Andrea Caillouet
Category: categoryNeighborhood
Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, concrete
Dimensions: variable
Date completed: 2014
Description:

The Westside Bus Shelter Project began as a design competition for a series of bus shelters to evoke the character and heritage of the San Antonio Westside Neighborhood and create visual markers along its cultural corridors. Urban Porch was selected for its use of industrial materials and references to the historical neighborhood vernacular through traditional colors and patterns from Mexican textiles. each of the three unique shelters were designed with custom seating, a working swing, and custom painted concrete 'chairs'. The artist's intent for the project was to shift the user's experience away from waiting for a future event or the arrival of the bus, toward enjoying the present moment by swaying on a glider, rocking in a porch swing, or glancing upward toward a simulated night sky while sitting under the shelter.

Artist Andrea Cailouet collaborated on this project with engineer Jack Harrison, PE and architect Lisa Elena Reese.



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