Everest Camp 3
The emphasis of this studio was the development of original concepts and details that could withstand extreme conditions. The solution was required to be modular, self sustaining, and demountable, designed to aid in the disposal of waste from Mount Everest.
My design solution relied on a completely novel system of carbon fiber sandwich panels held together by post-tensioned straps. This exceedingly lightweight and tension based structure, combined with the dynamic foundation, allowed the building to function as a rigid and singular piece, making it theoretically avalanche proof. Each piece was small enough to be delivered to the height of camp three on the back of a crew member. The architectural design and interior configuration was completely inspired by the regional structures of the Sherpa people.