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Sol Duc Cabin in Washington by Olson Kundig

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

This 350-square-foot cabin is a small perch for its occupant. When you’re inside or on the deck, you are raised up above the landscape with an excellent view out onto the Sol Duc River. And the interior is like a warm, dry nest. It is located in one of the few temperate rainforests in the world, and “rainforest” here means wet and rather cold, as opposed to wet and hot. Putting the cabin on stilts protects it from the clammy dampness and occasional flooding.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Sol Duc Cabin
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider

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ARPER BOOTHS AT MILANO SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL MOBILE 2017 in Milano, Italy by MAIO

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Article source: MAIO

MAIO’s spatial concept for Arper is defined by a set of geometric elements that can be freely assembled and recombined. A set of simple geometric frames allows an infinity of possibilities and spatial reconfigurations as well as using different finishings, textures and colors. The system, consisting of 5 basic elements, allows to create reusable, self-supporting and simple-to-build structures.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: MAIO
  • Project: ARPER BOOTHS AT MILANO SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL MOBILE 2017
  • Location: Milano, Italy
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Arper SPA
  • Structural eng: Oriol Palou
  • Team: Anna Puigjaner, Maria Charneco, Guillermo López, Alfredo Lérida
  • Creative direction: Studio Altherr
  • Styling: Studio Bakker
  • Lighting Design: Cook & Associates
  • Collaborators: Miguel Bernat, Núria Ortigosa, Mariona Mayol
  • Total Area: 880 sqm, 200 sqm
  • Year Completed: 2017

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Cabin at Longbranch in Washington by Olson Kundig

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

Jim Olson’s reverence for nature and admiration of the site’s beauty is expressed in the design of this project located on Puget Sound and nestled amidst the towering fir trees of an ancient forest. What began as a 14-foot-square bunk house built in 1959 has morphed through subsequent remodels in 1981, 1997, 2003 and 2014 into a modest yet highly livable weekend retreat. Each successive addition and remodel has reused and integrated the previous structure rather than erasing it to reveal the cabin’s architectural history.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Cabin at Longbranch
  • Location: Washington, USA

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Living Unit in Mount Kanin, Slovenia by OFIS arhitekti, C+C and C28

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Article source: OFIS arhitekti

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT 

The research for the Cabin was initiated by OFIS, C+C, C28 and AKT along with contractor Permiz to develop Self-contained wooden shell, which can be flexible and adaptable on different locations, climate conditions and terrains.

They can be used as holiday cabins, hide away, tree houses or short-time habitations for research, tourism or shelter; their small size allows easy and different transport possibilities.

Image Courtesy © Janez Martincic

  • Architects: OFIS arhitekti, C+C and C28
  • Project: Living Unit
  • Location: Mount Kanin, Slovenia
  • Photography: Janez Martincic
  • Visuals and 3d animation: The Black Lab and Sonicmeal
  • Lead Architects: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik,  Janez Martincic, Tomaz Cirkvencic, Andrej Gregoric, Sara Carciotti, Lucas Blasco Sendon, Jose Navarrete Jimenez
  • C+C Project Team: Claudio Tombolini and Cristiana Antonini
  • C28 Project Team: Francesco Sforza, Federico Pasqualini and Antonello Michelangeli
  • Structural Engineering: AKT (Hanif Kara and Carlo Diaco)

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Viking seaside summer cabin in Normandy, France by Freaks architecture

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Article source: Freaks architecture

The project is located on the west coast of France, in the Cotentin region, where came waves of vikings from the 9th century.

FREAKS has been commissioned to refurbish a preexisting concrete fishing shack built in the 50’s on a rock, on the beach, facing the sea. Its dimensions and ratio are exactly the same as Henry David Thoreau’s log cabin in Walden, 3 meters per 4, 12m2.

Image Courtesy © Jules Couartou

  • Architects: Freaks architecture
  • Project: Viking seaside summer cabin
  • Location: Fermanville, Normandy, France
  • Photography: Jules Couartou

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Arthur’s Cave in Tywyn, Wales by Miller Kendrick Architects Ltd

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Article source: Miller Kendrick Architects Ltd 

Miller Kendrick have completed the build of their competition winning entry for a of ‘pop-up hotel’ cabin located at Castell y Bere, Wales.

The cabin, known as ‘Arthur’s Cave’, was one of eight winning entries for the Epic Retreats – a partnership between holiday cottage firm Best of Wales, tour operator Cambria Tours and George & Tomos Architects. The project was part funded by the Welsh Government’s Tourism Product Innovation Fund.

Image Courtesy © Miller Kendrick Architects Ltd

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Chicken Point Cabin in Idaho by Olson Kundig

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

The owners of Chicken Point Cabin and their two young children bought the waterfront property—located half an hour from their house in northern Idaho—in order to build a lakeside cabin. Their intent was to be able to use the house year-round, but especially during the summer, when the local weather can get oppressively hot. Their only directive to Tom was simple: make the house as open to the water as possible. Tom’s response to this challenge was as direct as the request: a large pivoting picture window on the waterside that literally opens up to the landscape. “Little house, big window,” in Tom’s words.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Chicken Point Cabin
  • Location:  Idaho, USA

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Delta Shelter in Washington, by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

Delta Shelter – a 1,000 square-foot cabin – is essentially a steel-clad box on stilts that can be completely shuttered when the owner is away. The 200 square-foot footprint of the house rises above a 40-acre, 100-year flood plain adjacent to the Methow River. The verticality, coloring and raw nature of the materials used for construction directly respond to the wildness of the setting. The owner sought a compact, easy to maintain, virtually indestructible building to house himself and his friends for fun and adventure in the mountains. With an exterior of steel, the house is virtually indestructible.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Delta Shelter
  • Location: Washington, United States

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Cabin in Ryfylke, Norway by Resell Arkitektur AS + Pir II Oslo AS

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: Resell Arkitektur AS

The cabin is situated in gently sloping terrain on a lush small island northeast of Stavanger. The island has no road connection to the mainland, and all building materials have therefore been transported to the site by boat.

Image Courtesy © Olav Resell

  • Architects: Resell Arkitektur AS + Pir II Oslo AS
  • Project: Cabin
  • Location: Ryfylke, Norway
  • Photography: Olav Resell
  • Architect in Charge: Olav Resell
  • General contractor: Miljø Bygg AS
  • Joinery and cabinet making: Solfjelds møbelfabrikk AS
  • Area: 120 sqm.
  • Year: 2012 – 2015

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Cabin in Chamonix, France by Pierre Marchand Architectes

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: Pierre Marchand Architectes

At the request of long time clients, we designed and supervised the construction of a new cabin in the Chamonix valley.

The site is located within a residential compound built in the 50’s. A cabin dating from the original master plan was on the lot.

The location benefits from sweeping and stunning views over the Mont Blanc skyline. This majestic view was the starting point of the design.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Tournaire

  • Architects: Pierre Marchand Architectes
  • Project: Cabin
  • Location: Chamonix valley, France
  • Photography: Pascal Tournaire
  • Architects in charge: Pierre Marchand, Jean-Valère Gaultier
  • Construction managers: ERM
  • Structural Engineering: Stebat
  • Thermal and Fluids Engineering: Cetralp
  • Manufacturers: Alpal, Atre & Loisirs, Bouygues Energie, Covermetal, Domokit, Dubourgeat, Fauvel, Normandy Ceramics, L’atelier De Menuiserie, Mgs, Mignola,  Mont Blanc Materiaux, Nordique France, Oxali, Perrin, Techni Resine
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 250 m²
  • Completion Year: 2016

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