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Natural Modern Forest Cabin

850 SF

In order to meet the client's budget goals, an efficient plan and cost effective selection of building materials was required in order to reduce construction costs, leading to a simple box design. The use of sheet materials both inside and out maximizes material efficiency while emphasizing the simplicity of the cabin's form. Two concrete walls cradle the box and allow it to cantilever over the hillside, reducing effective site disturbance. Elevating the cabin allowed for unobstructed views downslope and to the mountains beyond, transforming a modest living space from ordinary room to a viewing platform that extends from inside to out.

We believe this project demonstrates that architecturally interesting solutions can be achieved for budgets of all sizes without sacrificing quality or aesthetics.




Completed: 2008

Awards and Recognition:

Sunset Magazine, December 2009, "The Great Escape" p. 42-45

Category: Natural Modern Forest Cabin Methow Valley, WA