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Indian Community School of Milwaukee
Sweatlodge Changing Room

Franklin, Wisconsin

Indian Community School, Inc.
2014

"Grandfather Stone"

Stones are an integral part of the sweatlodge ritual. This outdoor changing room for the sweatlodge at the Indian Community School of Milwaukee takes its inspiration from stones found on-site. The structure is intended to appear as if it had emerged from the Earth and always been there, as opposed to an alien structure/shed that had been placed there.

Design Assistance: Therese Hassett

Photo: Nick Zukauskas
Photo: Nick Zukauskas
Photo: Nick Zukauskas
Photo: Nick Zukauskas
design sketch
stone on site
interior
Photo: Nick Zukauskas
construction drawing
construction drawing - form unfolded
paper model
paper model - unfolded
construction - framing
geometry
form studies
form studies
Photo: Nick Zukauskas