Gimme shelter


This futuristic creation could be the next generation of outdoor resting places to pop up around the Wakatipu. Queenstown architect Graham Roebeck has entered the ‘virtual’ glass concept – dubbed Kotuku, or White Heron – in a Design It Shelter competition being run by the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in New York and Google SketchUp.

He’s portrayed his shelter as being located at the foot of the Remarkables, at Jack’s Point. “The concept came about as I was playing with paper and sellotape while on the phone,” Roebeck says.

Entries are judged on October 10, with the winner getting a free trip for two to the Big Apple for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Guggenheim.