Check out two of the Winnipeg Warming Hut competition winners

desingers wrapped in red
© Workshop Architecture

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."

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.

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

Nuzzles

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.

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

Check out two of the Winnipeg Warming Hut competition winners
What's not to love about this integration of design, fresh air and exercise.

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