The project is centered on the blending of tectonics, social context and nature in order to create a piece of architecture that becomes part of nature and part of the social fabric of the area. The site is located at the base of the Old Man in the mountain in Franconia notch, NH. It is nestled in a valley within the White Mountain National Forest. The Old Man fell off the cliff face in 2003 but for the purposes of the project I will assume that a proposed design for a replacement made of steel and glass will be built. The building responds to the social fabric of the area by providing a place for people to experience their natural surroundings. It functions as a hotel as well as a museum for the area and a visitor center for the old man in the mountain. The hotel will allow each room views of old man.
Hamme, Rick, "Blending Architecture with Nature: the Old Man in the Mountain" (2010). Architecture Theses. Paper 52.