In the Western Wyoming environment that’s given over to waving grasslands and towering trees and mostly devoid of natural angles, the Grand Tetons stand out. And so does the Grand Teton Lodge, built as angular as the mountains it overlooks, in a contemporary break with our National Parks’ traditional log, stone and beam-style architecture.
The contrast between man’s hard architectural angles with nature’s imposing but somehow softer angles was stark, clearly intended, and even complementary. The shadow was unintended, I suspect, though not unwelcome—just an unexpected gift from the setting sun. ♣