Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
The hut was developed in a design- and building workshop with students from the University of Science andTechnology in Trondheim following an international seminar about the future of eco-tourism in the Western Ghats region in India. The main aim was to find solutions which would benefit the local population specifically and the environment of the region in general.
- Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
- Project: Hut-to-Hut Concept
- Location: Kagala, Karnataka, India.
- Photography: Pasi Aalto
- Measures (LxWxH): 21 x 6,6 x 4,5 meters
- Client: Panchabhuta foundation.
- Design-/building team: Sami Rintala, Pasi Aalto, GunillaBandolin,RobinBelven, EinarSyversen, Helder Matos, Ida Mosand, Monica BellikaEsaiassen, Kristin Rønnestad, Marta Correa, Moritz Kerschbaum, Olav Kildal, Jonny Klevstad, Karoline Førsund and Dagur Eggertsson.
- Collaborators: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Eden Project, Loowatt Ltd., BuroHappold, Annapurna Garimella, Suresh Heblikar, Jim O’Donnell, SujataGoel, KalidasShetty, Talavane Krishna, ArnunBalakrishnan and Murali Krishna.
- Software used: Drew this project on site with pencil on paper and with chalk on blackboard, (and pieces of timber) and based on the material from the local producers. In the end, drew the whole thing with sketchup just to test it, but it is mainly drawn and built by hand.