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Situated in a woodsy space on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, the Sol Duc Cabin was constructed as a low-upkeep retreat for a shopper that likes to fly-fish. Designed by Tom Kundig, of Olson Kundig Architects, the metal-clad cabin is 350 sq. ft and sits upon stilts, serving to to guard the construction from occasional floods.
When there’s a storm or when the proprietor isn’t there, the compact cabin may be utterly closed up for protected holding. An enormous panel slides to disclose flooring-to-ceiling home windows hidden behind it.
A cantilevered roof protects the inside and deck from the solar. The metal deck makes method for views of the river.
There are two flooring inside – a dwelling area down under and a sleeping loft above, the right quantity of area for the proprietor and his spouse.
The home is nearly indestructible because of the sturdiness of metal. It naturally patinas over time.
A lot of the construction’s parts have been constructed off-website, together with the metal body and panels, the roof, shutters, and stairs, serving to to scale back development waste on the land.
The inside is straightforward, but cozy and cozy, offering every little thing one may want whereas staying there.
Pictures by Benjamin Benschneider.