Moving away from the design of traditional cabin retreats and swapping the classic woodsy mountain cabin style for versatility and sustainability the Delta Shelter in Mezama is truly ‘one of a kind’. This gorgeous cabin crafted by Olson Kundig Architects in steel and plywood minimizes wastage of material while giving its owners a low-maintenance sturdy getaway that will serve them for decades to come
Doubling as both a home studio and a lavish residence architect Maria Jose Trejos ensured that it offers all the comforts of a lovely modern home even while cutting back on construction cost and energy needs.
The most unique feature of the cabin is the use of human power to operate large movable shutters that cover the glass windows during the harsher winter months. Switching between complete insulation and unabated views this smart feature is controlled by a large hand wheel that is easy to operate. So as you bid adieu to your weekend refuge you can secure it completely without any fuss whatsoever!
It has been a year of amazing design inspiration and ingenious renovations have led the way with their unique blend of the old and the new. Adaptive reuse has been one of the top themes of the architectural world in 2014 and it is set to continue for years to come as homeowners and architects turn towards more sustainable and cost-effective design practices
While we have seen some awe-inspiring shipping container homes in the past this one stands in its own class in terms of both luxury and the sheer living space that it offers. The large social space on the ground floor acts as both an open living zone and the home studio
The interior of the home embraces a similar color palette dominated by white and several shades of gray even as gorgeous wooden surfaces usher in the necessary warmth. The ground floor contains the living areas divided into two zones with one facing the pool and the outdoor dining space while the other is tucked away neatly towards the backyard and serves as a ‘winter hub’.
Inspired by the California coast Method Homes’ White Rock II exemplifies chic green living in the South Surrey region of British Columbia. The LEED Platinum prefab comprises 3 bedrooms 4 baths and a soothing facade characterized by a clean contemporary aesthetic.