Catalogue 22/Shelt-a-Wé, a shelter away from home

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Part of Catalogue 22, Catalogue 22 on Google Maps


Designer: Warren Borg
Degree: B. Architecture
School: Ryerson University
Year: 2008
Location of Project: Ryerson University Campus
Project Status: Built

The "Shelt-a-Wé" has a unique shape and look, not seen in other picnic shelters, which can benefit the occupant in more ways than one. Its sloping roof can deflect the rain, snow, wind, or even sunlight. Its sloping trusses are used to maximize lateral support, limiting the use of tension cables or deep footings, enabling it to be a mobile structure. This design is to simplify the construction process for students as the primary builders