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Feast Shelter

‚ÄčAcademic | Fall 2012 | Mary-Lou Arscott

          — with Nouf Aljowaysir, Christopher Ball,

                      Erica Chan, Avanti Dabholkar,

                      and Samantha Gao


This shelter's design embodies the concept of Hiding. Jagged plywood panels become intimidating walls from the exterior, but serve as cozy barriers for the interior. Purposeful gaps in the façade admit transfuse light and allow “spying” from a hidden location. When not in use, the furniture folds away to accommodate 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.