Swamp Hut
Newton, MA
Located on a ten-acre site, four tent-like huts encircle an outdoor deck for family gatherings. Each hut is similar in scale but has different levels of transparency according to its program (eating, sleeping, etc.). Standard framing materials are elevated with expressed joinery, pitched roofs, and translucent fiberglass, creating mini cathedrals in the marshland. The huts frame the views of surrounding wildlife and nature and were designed to be prefabricated and economical in cost and materials.