Putting Out Flames in Style

One of the greatest pleasures of summer is to find a busted fire hydrant and experience the cooling water spray; simply enjoying the moment. With this proposed new design, taking advantage of a hydrant won’t be so easy thanks to the tamper proof top, which requires a deep socket to operate the valve. Like the design team explains, “The goal was to apply a contemporary and functional design aesthetic, creating a form that would be instantly recognizable.” Well done!

Designer: Tangent Design Group

10 Comments

  • Rob says:

    What’s the reasoning behind making it look like a gasoline pump? I love what this group has done with the Jeep Wrangler (http://www.tangentinc.com/?portfolio=mopar-jk-8-jeep-top), but this form just isn’t working for me.

  • Jeremy says:

    I like it!

  • tardkiller says:

    how is it tamper proof?

    any why was that feature not shown in renderings?

    because this is FAIL concept?

    yes…

  • Levn says:

    this design would be a great design but the oly issue that i have is that it looks to much like a phone box. I work with a water district and i want to say that this would be an improvement, but you also have the remember that if something was to go wrong with the design this thing would be a pain to pull out of the ground because their are no visible bolts which is a great cosmetic feature, but it makes it difficult to replace and work on. You did great with the design tho, you should make a transition model. one that fits between this design and the current hydrant. because not everyone would recognize this as a hydrant, exotically if it was to be introduced to a county crowd. I like how much safer this Idea is because this hydrant won’t cut the skin and it would much easier to repaint when that time was to come.

    Over all you did do a great job, and your rendered model is pretty awesome

  • Ericheng says:

    nice randing

  • John says:

    I want one on every street corner; finally a stylish solution to the cliche, kitschy fire hydrant!

  • Jimmy C says:

    Simple enough, and it works, too!

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