The structure is an interpretation of a traditional Scottish Bothy that aims to express the importance of free public space in the urban environment. 

Research and Development

Structures photographed located close to Tongue and Achnahaird, Scotland.

Found form using RhinoVAULT - a plug-in for Rhino that employs Thrust Network Analysis developed by the Block Research Group. RhinoVAULT was used to design the Armadillo Vault which is a main source of inspiration and research for this structure. 

Shown below is the form, force and vault diagrams

3D print of form - manipulate the force diagram to generate a flaired lip of the large opening and make an additional opening in the shell.

Using Format