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Periscope Hut

Firm LocationChicago, United States
University/SchoolMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Lead ArchitectZhifei Xu, Zimo Zhang
ClientLe Festival des Cabanes

Nestled along the nature trail that leads to the Cascade de Fontany, in a small clearing along the pebble shore of a stream, the Periscope Hut was built out of spruce wood with local volunteers. The periscope on the top of the hut alters the relationship between people and nature on the site, forming a close bond that didn’t previously exist. Inside, visitors find a serene space with the reflection of waterfall suspended at the center. The cabin creates a spiritual and sensitive place in a natural setting for quiet rest, contemplation, and appreciation of the view.