sit / sway / ride away
Urban Porch transforms the mundane into the unexpected and recasts infrastructure as art. Three ordinary bus stops on San Antonio’s West Side have been replaced with welcoming gathering spaces designed to enhance the passenger experience. By visually referencing iconographies of the home and recreating some of those comforts, Urban Porch reflects the neighboring porch community, and encourages its extension into the public sphere. Passengers can enjoy their time by swaying on a porch-style swing or glancing upward and reflecting on a simulated night sky. By utilizing the “porch” as both a design motif and as an underlying concept, these bus shelters evoke the comfort of home and the presence of community.