Thaw Hut Competition preparation

by tiffanysc2013

Yesterday I found out I was accepted into the 2014 Thaw Hut Competition put on by MADE in collaboration with the seventh annual Deep Freeze: Byzantine Winter Festival held in Edmonton from January 11 – 12. The festival situates itself along four closed blocks of Alberta (118) Avenue between 90 and 94 Streets.

That means I have less than one week and $100 to put together a shelter for 1-6 people. Tomorrow I will venture to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on the North Side with my father in law to see if I can put the $100 to good use. Here are some reference images that I am trying to keep in mind. They probably don’t make much sense yet but they are helpful to me.

material study

I also looked at Winnipeg’s Warming Huts competition page and I really like 2010’s ‘Apparition‘ by Antoine Predock Architect in collaboration with Scatliff+Miller+Murray Landscape Architects. Emergency blankets, or rather mirror mylar is something I have tried to work with several times in the past but I always end up ditching it in the final outcome. Lets hope I can use it this time!