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Monday, April 25, 2011

Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects

The idea for the cabin was to create 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.




Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects, Arquitectura, casas, diseño

Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects, Arquitectura, casas, diseño



At 2,600 square-feet, the cabin is big enough to handle the family functions it was designed for, yet intimate enough to preserve its charm. The cabin sleeps ten.




Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects, Arquitectura, casas, diseño

Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects, Arquitectura, casas, diseño

The design concept is composed of essentially three parts: a concrete-block box, a plywood insert and a 4-foot diameter steel fireplace (the bong). Materials are low maintenance—concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood—in keeping with the notion of a cabin, and left unfinished to age naturally and acquire a patina that fits in with the idyllic setting. Open, interior spaces are intended to be a seamless extension to the outdoors. The concrete floor inside extends outside and become a terrace with a built-in hot tub.




Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects, Arquitectura, casas, diseño

Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects, Arquitectura, casas, diseño

A 19-foot-tall steel entry door is exaggerated in height to easily accommodate long skis. Once inside, the concrete block volume is punctuated by relatively few distractions: a steel fireplace, a bridge that spans the main space and the master sleeping alcove that floats above the kitchen area. The six-ton window-wall pivots on an off-center axis, its speed regulated by a fly-ball governor (the gizmo).




Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects, Arquitectura, casas, diseño

Chicken Point Cabin - Olson Kundig Architects, Arquitectura, casas, diseño















Project Team: Tom Kundig, FAIA, design principal; Steven Rainville, project architect; Debbie Kennedy, interior designer

Consultants: Turner Exhibits (gizmo fabricator and engineer); Monte Clark Engineering (structural engineering); Moser, Inc. (design/build mechanical system)
Craftspeople: All New Glass (big window); Star Steel (steel structure, bong); Steve Clark (table fabricator, cabinets, beds)
Contractor: MC Construction






VIA: TECNOHAUS

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