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12/08/2015

Specimen

Trudy Watt (website)
Princeton University School of Architecture
Advanced Studio
Faculty: Philippe Rahm (website)
2012   

 

Specimen is an arctic paradox, combining the excitement of open air boreal forest camping under the swirling Northern Lights with all the comforts and curiosities associated with a boutique hotel and astronomical research facility.

Critical to maintaining open access to the exterior while balancing guests’ thermal comfort needs is a system of on demand radiant heaters, so-called infrared columns. These infrared columns, reminiscent of silver birch trees native to the boreal forest, provide a network of even heat and visual wonder.

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