Warming Hut Competition: The Lantern
Inspired by the winter cherry, this movable hut welcomes visitors to The Forks in Winnipeg. Tensile bamboo rods frame this vaulted room, wrapped in a netted tent sprayed with water to laminate the structure in ice. A circular bench upholstered in thick fleece provides warmth and comfort. A red battery-powered LED globe lights up the interior and turns the hut into a glowing lantern at night. Slightly elevated from the snow and ice, the skids’ circular platform serves as the floor of the hut.