MOUNTAIN HUT / PALISADE GLACIER TRAILHEAD / OTHER SITES IN HIGH SIERRAS
CLIENT: University of California at Berkeley/The Wiener Family Fund for Public Architecture and Landscape
PROGRAM: Wilderness base camp/hostel/warming hut
COMPLETION: December 2003
NOTES: This scheme takes its principal inspiration from the elemental nature of its site. Composed of elements itself (twenty-foot ISO standard shipping containers), this structure is intended to stand forth on the site with utilitarian directness. The containers provide the housing for the campers and shelter the community space under the vaulted space, anchored at each end with monumental wood fireplaces.