A proposal for a Wellness Center to compliment the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Highland Center Lodge located in the rugged and majestic white mountains of New Hampshire. The AMC seeks to expand their resources to include a facility that offers physical and mental respite through the healing properties of water. The project references ancient traditions that utilize water of various temperatures and states to rejuvenate and heal.
This project specifically aims to minimize the disruption of the building to the forest by splitting up the programs and dispersing them around the trees in a tree-house system. The building blends in with nature on the outside and becomes one with nature in the inside.