The body of KINO shelters is made of concrete and the head of timber. The somewhat contrasting materials underline the peculiarities of the two parts of the shelter – climbing up the concrete “rock” takes you to a cosy wooden chamber.
The machine-like appearance of the structures suggests their main function. The use of materials has been highly straightforward as both the framework of the timber structure and the “bumps” of the concrete have been featured. The gently translucent paint allows the wood grain pattern to shine through.
KINO shelters provide a cosy haven for taking a seat and enjoying the view whether it’s the flowing river, swaying branches or moths around the streetlight. The smell of timber and the warm painted surfaces provide a sense of security and allow the audience to be enchanted by the realms featured on the screen.
Text: Alis Mäesalu, Tuule Kangur