Warming Huts, 2016

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A suspended blank billboard in the snow, an idealized reproduction of a landscape, a “bonsai” composed of miniature mountains and a symbolically rectangular sky. Approaching it one passes through a transitional zone between the snow mountains, a secret passage, a covered shelter. Few steps further a hidden valley reveals itself.
A Shangri-La, a secluded, meditative area that enshrines a treasure, not quite what the gold diggers were looking for years ago in that area, but rather a symbolic object to meditate on while gazing at the framed sky with new eyes.

Project: Warming Huts, Winnipeg, Canada
Status: Competition
Program: Shelter and art installation
Client: Manitoba Association of Architects, Canada
Key Team Members: Marco de Piaggi, Weronika Wawrzyniak