Nestled in the mountains of Tokamaru Bay, New Zealand, the Plug-In Retreat is a contemplative getaway for hikers and other people seeking adventure. The isolated structure accessed by a funicular transports visitors to the utopian world. After ascending the mountain, guests are welcomed with an infinite view of the coast. The sweeping gesture of the structural grid hugs the cliff, framing the expansive view toward the sea. Upon entering, the futuristic themes of Jules Verne’s work provide a comfortable space for people to compare the futuristic predictions made by Verne to their own. The two-part program combines a reading area with a retrospective meditation room and exterior roof deck. The sloping site is pierced by a curvilinear grid structure, which allows 3D printed prefabricated modules to lifted into place with a crane. The modularity of the Retreat organizes the various functional spaces, while the openings in the grid foreshadow potential expansion.