The project: to create a space for late-night snacking and stargazing. The site: a lawn outside a pretty average house in the mountains of western Pennsylvania near Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. The constraints: six hours of building time, and very few materials — sticks, rope and sheets.
There it is. I responded to the sloping site by angling the tent to face down the slope of the site towards the most visible mountains, towards the west — the sunset. The billowing forms of the roof are intended to play off the slope of the hill and give the tent a sense of movement, augmenting the traditionally static, calming act of looking at the starts. The door at the back is small in order to create a pronounced sense of entering a new space. Thus, the tent actively focuses its users on the mountains, the sky and the stars.
More after the break.