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This project for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is dedicated to the practice of the Smokehouse faith, a traditional spiritualism also known as Seowyn. The facility accommodates the congregation’s gatherings and ceremonies, receiving guests from the region’s larger Smokehouse community.
Peeled log construction and a long, gabled roof are reverential to the traditional longhouse structures of the Southern Salish peoples. Cedar columns stand sentinel in the ceremony rooms, connecting the congregants to their heritage.
The dining hall forms the heart of the building. Where the log structure in the ceremony rooms embodies the raw character of those spaces, the dining hall juxtaposes deep red tinted plywood, slender wood slats, and woven pendant lights, accentuating subtle movements in the logs encapsulated by decades of growth.
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