May 11, 2010

Industrial Chic – Modern Cabin with Giant Window for a Wall

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Photograph by Ben Schneider


You have a beautiful cabin on a beautiful lake. The weather today is perfect and you want to bring that slice of perfection inside. Wouldn’t it be swell if you could just temporarily remove that wall facing the water and enjoy the cool breeze and sounds of nature?

Olson Kundig Architects came up with the next best thing. A 600 square foot (30ft x 20ft) window that opens up your living room to the great outdoors. Using a beautifully designed system of pulleys, the massive window can be easily operated by a small child.

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Photograph by Ben Schneider


CHICKEN POINT CABIN BY OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS

– The idea for the cabin is that of a lakeside shelter in the woods—a little box with a big window that opens to the surrounding landscape
– The cabin’s big window-wall (30 feet by 20 feet) opens the entire living space to the forest and lake
Materials are low maintenance—concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood—in keeping with the notion of a cabin, and left unfinished to naturally age and acquire a patina that fits in with the natural setting
– The cabin sleeps ten

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Photograph by Ben Schneider


CHICKEN POINT CABIN – INTERIOR

– The use of color and texture are important in the interior of this casual family cabin. Strong blocks of color help to define space and direct the eye
– Texture in furnishings provides a soft but strong counterpoint to the hard, raw material palette. Custom tables using plywood and polyurethane create a direct connection to the architecture while providing durability and function
– Some of the unique interior features include the custom continuous steel pipe fireplace, the wood slab work surface supported by a truck suspension spring, and the custom stainless steel bathroom sink

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Steel Pipe Fireplace – Photograph by Mark Daley

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Photograph by Ben Schneider


CHICKEN POINT CABIN – AWARDS

– Chicken Point Cabin, 2005 American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of American Architecture
– Chicken Point Cabin, 2005 Grand Award, Residential Architect Design Awards
– Chicken Point Cabin, 2004 National AIA Honor Award
– Chicken Point Cabin, 2003 AIA NW & Pacific Region Honor Award
– Chicken Point Cabin, 2002 Seattle AIA Honor Award

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Dining Table with Truck Spring Suspension – Photograph by Undine Prohl

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Photograph by Mark Daley

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Photograph by Ben Schneider


SOURCES

http://www.olsonkundigarchitects.com/Projects/101/Chicken-Point-Cabin#
http://www.benschneiderphoto.com
http://www.markdarleyphoto.com

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Photograph by Ben Schneider

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Photograph by Ben Schneider

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Photograph by Mark Daley

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Photograph by Tim Bies

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