It’s not all that often we see areas specifically made to keep warm out in Southern California, but apparently during the icy winter months in Canada there’s a real market for it. Toronto based design firm RAW was able to win a contest where their hut creation was used along the frozen river for chilly ice skaters.
The end product is reminiscent of pool noodles all stuffed together and sticking out like a giant koosh ball in the snowy winter weather. The annual ‘Winnipeg Warming Hut Competition‘ boasts plenty of designs from various firms and this one one the first place prize. A metal spine is constructed into a dome shape, and the noodles were then placed into the openings. Nuzzles were able to be cuddled into in a variety of ways, making them a popular choice during skating.