Rainier pavilion  
The owners of a 1920's log cabin near Mt.Rainier National Park needed a detached structure to provide sleeping space for guests. The forested site had no road access; materials had to be carried by hand up a steep footpath. The pavilion is built with cedar posts harvested on site, and is enclosed with translucent, lightweight polycarbonate sheets. The building's transparent skin takes advantage of the soft, filtered light of the forest. Anchored into the volcanic soil at only a few points, the pavilion is a light-filled vessel that hovers over the forest floor.