River Harvest

Winnipeg, Manitoba

River Harvest is constructed from the very resource that defines its site, the river’s ice.

Cored, harvested, and stacked like a pile of wood, the ice will be transformed into a warming hut.

A textured path created by the refrozen core holes leads to the hut; the artifact of the hut’s construction.

A threshold of firewood, stacked in a metal framework, creates the entry into this lucid room of ice. A room that will transform under the touch of warm hands, changing temperatures, snow, and light.

During the day, it is a part of the frozen landscape. At night, a beacon that glows from a flickering fire.

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River Harvest was a proposal for the 2014 Warming Huts competition that takes place annually to create temporary shelter along the Forks Rivertrail, on the Assiniboine River, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


STATUS
Competition Entry

SIZE
100 sf