Critical regionalism in Yosemite Valley
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The proposed facility type is a lodge. A lodge facility is a public stmcture aimed at providing services to its guests. Lodges are vacation oriented hospitality facilities generally located in a natural context. Contents of the facility are a main public lodge, cabin units, employee dorms, and parking areas. The site is located in Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. The east-west valley width varies in size up to one mile wide with walls over 1,000 feet in height. The site is on a meadow just outside the flood plain of the Merced River. For this project all the existing stmctures on site will be removed for new lodge facilities. The aim of the project is to design a lodge based on human senses, site factors, environmental conservation, and local vernacular.