Stone Quarry ShelterArchitecture Design Project
For this design exercise, we visited an abandoned stone quarry and were asked to design a shelter that fit into the unique landscape of the quarry environment. The only requirement of the shelter was that it provide a private meditation space.
My design uses the language of old quarry machinery to create a movable shelter. When docked in the corner of the quarry, the shelter, which looks like a stack of stones, is completely private. Using a system of pulleys, the shelter can be moved out 25 feet above the quarry floor like a mine cart on tracks. When the cart is in the middle of the quarry, there are excellent views for inspiration during meditation.