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Swamp Hut in Newton, Massachussets by Moskow Linn Architects
March 12th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
The site is a ten acre swamp in Newton, MA of which only 1/8 of an acre is “buildable” by right. All construction materials were taken in by hand along a dirt path to minimize site disturbance. The Swamp Hut has no vehicular access.
Cleansing Hut – positioned to the North the hut is the most enclosed with an aluminum roof. Within is a bathroom and kitchenette. Water will be heated by solar panels. Toilet will be composting. Photovoltaics will create electricity. The cleansing hut is the most enclosed of all structures.
Sleeping Huts – positioned to the East and West, the sleeping huts have translucent roofs. At morning, diffuse light filters through a translucent roof gently waking inhabitants. The sleeping huts accommodate a queen size cot or two cots.
Table Hut – positioned to the South, the hut is furnished with a table for eating and writing. This hut extends over the swamp and is the best location for wildlife observation. The hut has no roof. The 3’x 7’ table is for working, reading and eating. The structure, like an open dory, has no roof and the fauna laps against the sides. In inclement weather, a canvas fly may be rolled down.
Central Deck – surrounded by the huts the central deck is an outdoor room. Views of the landscape are through and around the huts. A raised fire drum is lit at night. Sparks twinkle up into the sky.
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