Warming Hut: Swathe

The concept of SWATHE warming hut is to use social and psychological warmth to promote physical warnmth. This concept is demonstrated in a form of an interactive installation that allows users to wrap themselves with it. The structure adopts a circular form which mimics a wrapping technique that acts as a wind shield. Each hub allows the capacity of three individuals to work together to pull it up and be seated inside it. The red felt material choice and color radiates visual head which is used to clad the structure.  The members that fold in this structure is made out of wooden dowels that can be easily obtained, manufactured and assembled. The locking mechanism allow a varied desirable height of the shield that is catered towards sitting and standing. The hubs can act individually or in group when placed on the frozen lake which allows additional playful aspect. 

Swathe
Swathe
Site Plan
Site Plan
Section
Section
Use
Use
Plan
Plan
Layers Of Assembly
Layers Of Assembly

I. Wood structural support II. Plywood sheet III. Plywood platform IV. Aluminum screws V. Bench VI. Operable wooden diagrid

Diagrid Connection Detail
Diagrid Connection Detail

1. 1” Wood dowel (495.7mm) 2. 1” Wood dowel (512mm) 3. 1” Wood dowel (544.5mm) 4. 1” Wood dowel (560.7mm)

Felt Assembly Detail
Felt Assembly Detail

A. Plastic sheet B. Felt sheet

Adjustable Handle Mechanism
Adjustable Handle Mechanism