Development of H.U.T.S. began with the notion of creating an object of use for the community. The historic
and innovative Beltline concept is changing, and will continue to change, Atlanta. That the project is moving forward
is itself inspiring. The Beltline carries along with it the power to change neighborhoods. Such power also brings
with it the burden of caring for the new and revitalized spaces that decorate and nestle the Beltline. That power and burden
are harnessed and reconciled when combined with the enduring desire of neighborhoods and community leaders to improve the
aesthetics of their surroundings, thereby attracting all of the positives that flow from living and working in a cared-for
and appealing area. Seeking to assist, facilitate, and encourage this honorable work, the anchor and edifice for
this project is H.U.T.S.
Unobtrusive to the Beltline landscape, the H.U.T.S. design is inspired by nature: leaves collecting water, tree trunk
structure and limbs, kudzu wrapping over forms.
utilizes discarded plastic bottles or other reusable containers within the facades as places for planting, creating a vertical
H.U.T.S. also employs rain-water collection and informs
its users on the feasibility of watering using this technique; the roof collects rain water for storage in barrels housed
by the H.U.T.S. which are then used for watering of the H.U.T.S. plants and surrounding vegetation.
The structures will be used to house the
items necessary for maintenance and upkeep of its natural surroundings as deemed appropriate by the neighborhood.