Stunning Cabin Built With Freecycled Materials A Perfect Balance of Utility and Elegance

It’s easy to see why architect Olson Kundig wins design awards left and right for the cabins and houses created by his design team. He is a visionary in the field, imprinting the Pacific Northwest with his eco-friendly designs that bridge the connection between nature, culture, and the people who share these spaces. Activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover owns this particular 693-square-foot cabin, located on Puget Sound. She collaborated with the design team to incorporate plenty of freecycled material, and used a six-footed foundation to keep costs down. That being said, we are sure it cost a pretty penny. Apart from the visually stunning aspect, this cabin ranks high in both form and function, and includes a host of amazing design elements.

Hoover Studio

Check out the sliding window in the upper bedroom.

Hoover Studio

Anna keeps costs down by combining an unfinished look with high end design touches, like the large panel that opens in the bedroom.

Hoover Studio

The pitched shed style roof adds visual interest, as do the mixed textures and colors.

Hoover Studio

Hoover Studio

High ceilings make the entire house feel more spacious.

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The open kitchen has an industrial feel to it but also manages to pull off a bit of country as well. Notice the antique weaving machine in the corner.

Hoover Studio

Below you can see the living area, where Anna finds plenty of time to transfer the inspiration gathered from her surroundings onto canvas. Floor to ceiling windows allow light to spill in, and provide uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest. Notice the electric line on the ceiling, running to the the outlet box – another example of how the designer found a way to blend simple utility with the overall elegant design.

Hoover Studio

Hoover Studio

To learn more about this cabin and see other projects by Olson Kundig, check out their website http://www.olsonkundigarchitects.com/

 

Jan 24, 2015 / by / in

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