This competition project envisioned a modular system for accommodating a new generation of huts in areas of the National Parks that see the heaviest use. Huts allow for overnight stays while reducing the impact of tent based camping. The hut system has long been a way of dealing with the large numbers of visitors in the European Alps and is being  adopted  in areas of the US that see the heaviest camping use. The modular construction methods of this building system were designed to reduce the  impact on the wilderness environment. Elevated above ground level, vegetation, habitat  and drainage patterns are left undisturbed. The cabins are pre-fabricated, independent structural units. The south-sloping roof plane is a variable-function solar array that incorporates photovoltaic solar panels.



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