Elevated weekend cabin

When I started this design, I was interested in how to design a building which didn’t impact the site as much as traditional construction methods. Especially with this being an isolated weekend cabin in a natural setting, I didn’t want to design something that permanently scars the landscape. Equally, the hillside setting allowed for a unique opportunity to elevate the cabin to the height of the trees. It was important to me to maintain a rustic cabin atmosphere, so the material palette is limited to timber and stone.

Approaching the cabin from the elevated walkway

Large, nearly floor to ceiling bay windows feature prominently on the open-plan main floor

A spiral staircase hugs the rear stone walls

Both of the second floor bedrooms feature glass doors which open onto a small terrace

A small bay window in the main bedroom

Section

Floor plans

Timber frame

Top view

Front elevation

Side elevation