'PuuDoo' is a bus stop created with generative design methods. The designers studied and created an algorithm that would enable the team to create endless forms within the same design language. With the discussed method, it was possible to make twelve scale models in a very short time, allowing the form-finding process to be quicker without sacrificing quality. The structure is formed by seven alternated sine waves that create a harmonic movement throughout the entire bus stop.
The bus stop has three main elements. The wooden parts that support the glass roof, the elements that serve as a seat, and the discs that keep all vertical elements equally spaced. The elements have been optimized so that each LVL board (Laminated Veneer Lumber) houses a bigger element and a smaller element; the remaining gaps in the board are filled with discs. In this way, the material savings and production speeds are greater.
The purpose of the bus stop has never been mass production. It is meant to attract attention, exhibit Kyamk’s expertise and knowledge as well as encourage the use of public transport. The bus stop was assembled on site in summer 2014. PuuDoo has been featured in local newspapers and in the latest Puu magazine.