This case is inspired by the bus stop in My Neighbor Totoro (1988). It is eco-friendly, concrete Japanese style architecture, equipped with brown metal bars and glass that admits daylighting from all angles, and properly resists winds and rains. Both sides are wide open, which ensures a cool place and convenient entrance. A relaxing place for smokers in workplace during break time, to enjoy the breeze in sunny days and the green around.
The function of using space is a special design. Decorated holes are designed on the concrete wall. On one hand, it reminds people of whether it is in use; on the other hand, the holes will not make the users feel too exposed, and they can keep an eye on the surroundings from the holes. Japanese style bars covered with glass admit adequate daylight and ensure some privacy in sunny days. And in rainy days they can shelter users from getting wet. When someone forgets an umbrella, the smoking place will be a reliable place to hide.
The materials used are eco-friendly, all recyclable. The bench is wood that does not discomfort people with extreme hot or cold of seasons. Energy use is thrift. Lighting is only employed above, and a short post light at entrance.
The natural light is sufficient in the day time, and lighting for the user in the evening is enough, as well. Natural winds can flow in and out from both open entrances, which does not require any air conditioning that consumes energy to purify the air. A simple design gives the smoking place so many benefits—Eco-friendly, comfortable and reliable for users to smoke and to take a break.
No matter day or night, sunny or rainy, the it is greatly convenient. The Japanese metal bars are not only stylish but also private for users. It ensures daylighting, and sparks the imagination of the bus stop in Totoro.