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I ran across this tent design by the design firm Orange. It made me stop and think about a solution to the problem of providing shelter for fence dwellers, one that we’ve all seemed to dismiss as “not architecture.” When it comes to it, people use tents at the fence. Look over at the fence right now, there is a tent guarding the fence. A week ago, there was a tent guarding the fence. The week before that too. It’s pretty clear that a solution has been agreed upon by almost all who protect the fence. Where do tents belong? Industrial design? Architecture? Why have we shunned away from this particular flavor of shelter? When does a design become a tent? When is it not?

Just a thought.


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