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Feast Shelter

​Academic | Fall 2012 | Mary-Lou Arscott

          — with Nouf Aljowaysir, Christopher Ball,

                      Erica Chan, Avanti Dabholkar,

                      and Samantha Gao


This feast shelter was designed using the given concept of Hiding. Jagged plywood panels become intimidating walls to the exterior, but cozy barriers for the interior. Small gaps in the facade admit transfuse light and allow “spying” through to the exterior. When not in use, the furniture folds away to accomodate space.


The shelter was given a limited budget, time, and materials. Through several iterations, the goal was ultimately met and constructed in a week. As celebration, the entire studio held a feast across the shelters.