Half Dome Trail Shelter

Half Dome Trail Shelter

sandmanfunk
Description
For my trail shelter location, I chose the John Muir Trail leading up to Half Dome, a popular hiking destination in California. The natural splitting of the granite rock inspired my original form; my goal was to create a design that interacted with the natural environment. I employed a wrapping technique that allows the body of the structure to wrap around the visitor to sheltering them from harsh weather, but does not restrict view of Half Dome. The contrast between the thick body of the structure and the thin roof and floor begins to represent the surrounding nature. This, in conjunction with Renaissance Theory, helped to unite the structure and the form, creating an exciting twist on a relatively common idea. #California #design #design_competition #Design_It_Shelter_Competition #environment #form #Google_Earth #Google_SketchUp #granite_rock #Guggenheim_Museum #Half_Dome #John_Muir_Trail #natural #nature #wrapping
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