The aim is to design a hut along the trails for the people visiting the high altitude regions of Himalayas. The design is aimed at a shelter that provides comfort; reduces environmental impact and uses fewer resources; adapts to the harsh weather conditions and enhances the appeal of mountaineering.
The trekking routes remain closed during the monsoon and winter months and no activity takes place during this time. Since the structure has to undergo harsh weather conditions, the building retracts and completely shuts to protect the permanent staff persons and equipment.
The design provides flexibility to the built structure and makes its application possible at various locations in the region. The hut is integrated with in-house water heating systems, power generation and waste management systems to minimize impact on the environment.