MENIZEI

A singular cabin with multiple campsites at the north edge of Olympic National Park look out over the Salish Sea.

ARCHITECTURE TEAM
Gentry / O'Carroll
Max Hunold
Sarah Long

Menizei sits at the northernmost edge of the Olympic Peninsula looking out over a two-hundred-foot bluff to the Salish Sea and Strait of Juan de Fuca. The location offers unique access to the Olympic National Park and proximity to beautiful Lake Crescent. The project program combines both residential and commercial uses and consists of a main cabin, and multiple tent sites with bath houses that include a sauna, shower, and small water closet. The architectural response limits the removal of trees by placing the main cabin on a previously developed building pad and weaving pathways and tent sites into the existing forest. The bath house structures touch the earth lightly with diamond pier foundation systems that allow the platforms to float above the flora.

ARCHITECTURE TEAM
Gentry / O'Carroll
Max Hunold
Sarah Long
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