Check out two of the Winnipeg Warming Hut competition winners

Every year there is an international competition to design warming huts on the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, where designers are asked to "push the boundaries in terms of inspiration, design, and materials used."

© Workshop Architecture

The Red Blanket, designed by Workshop Architecture, was shown earlier on TreeHugger, to some scepticism among commenters. Now it's built and it seems to be working quite well.

© Workshop Architecture

Although when the wind is blowing, it might be a challenge to grab on and stay wrapped up.

Nuzzles

© Raw Design via Designboom

Another winner was Toronto's RAW Design Designboom shows their Nuzzles. warming huts built out of pool noodles stuck onto little geodesic domes. Not quite as minimalist as the Red Blankets but probably a bit warmer when you get inside.

© Raw Design via Designboom

What's not to love about this mix of art, design, exercise and fresh air. Lots more images on Designboom.

© Raw Design via Designboom

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