• Site choice
    Lucien Morin Park is located on the north side of Ellison Park and continues to Irondequoit Bay. It’s a 348 Acre park with Irondequoit creek passing by. In winters, it’s a place for hikers and cyclist for light adventure trails. following are the basic activities which happen around the year :
    1. Hiking
    2. Relaxing and enjoying nature
    3. Photography
    4. Adventure
    5. Cycling 
    6. Dog walking
    7. Bird watching
    8. Boating 
  • Sun and wind direction
  • Brainstorming
     Although we never touch architectural design before, we believe that design is always about the relationships among people, things, and the environment. Our structure would be a bridge that, support and enhance people’s experience with nature.

    Based on our research, we start our design with these three aspects and the relationships among them.
  • Redefined brief 
    To have a warming hut as an extended part of the trail. Which connects the user to the creek and enhances the experience of the hiking at the same time providing the comfort. 
  • Experience
    As people walk towards the river coming from the hill they will pass by the marshes and go towards the shelter. Their experience will keep changing with the view.