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3X2-286-9E8

Hothut - 2012

From Warming Huts at The Forks

Team: University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture ---- Charged with the task of designing a space that is warm, low-cost, and of a limited size, we propose a warming hut made entirely of foam. Providing more than just a break from the wind, HOTHUT is an exploration into foam's inherent structural, visual and acoustic qualities by intensifying the hut's social and cultural experience. Carved from a solid block of high-density foam, HOTHUT is a collection of body spaces that engage visitors. Experiences such as sitting, leaning, standing, kissing, looking through, meeting, stretching, resting, waiting are examples of what give HOTHUT form. HOTHUT playfully questions the relationship between empty and full, positive and negative, contained and exposed, generating spaces to rest and escape in ways that feel both inside and out.

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Hothut - 2012


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3X2-286-9E8


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Warming Huts at The Forks


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Team: University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture ---- Charged with the task of designing a space that is warm, low-cost, and of a limited size, we propose a warming hut made entirely of foam. Providing more than just a break from the wind, HOTHUT is an exploration into foam's inherent structural, visual and acoustic qualities by intensifying the hut's social and cultural experience. Carved from a solid block of high-density foam, HOTHUT is a collection of body spaces that engage visitors. Experiences such as sitting, leaning, standing, kissing, looking through, meeting, stretching, resting, waiting are examples of what give HOTHUT form. HOTHUT playfully questions the relationship between empty and full, positive and negative, contained and exposed, generating spaces to rest and escape in ways that feel both inside and out.