Architecture · March 2, 2021 0

An Artist Cabin Surrounded By Trees And Water Is The Ideal Place To Find Creative Inspiration

Architecture firm Olson Kundig has designed a compact 450 square foot (41sqm) cabin that makes the most of its remote site on a forested bluff overlooking the water in the San Juan Islands, Washington.

The wood-framed cabin is made up of a single room that offers flexible space and can be used as a painting studio or a guesthouse.

A small wood cabin that's used as a painting studio or guest house.

The cabin has a series of doors that open to a patio, while the back of the cabin encloses a micro kitchen and bathroom. Clerestory windows enhance the high ceiling and give the sloped roof the appearance of floating.

A small wood cabin that's designed as an artist cabin or guest house.

The front side of the cabin cantilevers out over the slope and has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide an unobstructed view.

A small wood cabin that's designed as an artist cabin or guest house, and has glass walls.

The cabin also has a low interior wall that delineates the studio area from the kitchen and bathroom, while also providing storage space and shelving.

A small wood cabin that's designed as an artist cabin or guest house, and has glass walls.
A small wood cabin that's designed as an artist cabin or guest house, and has glass walls.
Photography: Aaron Leitz | Architect: Olson Kundig | Project Team: Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal; Mark Olthoff, AIA, LEED® AP, Project Manager; Gus Lynch, LEED® AP, Architectural Staff | General Contractor: Needham Construction | Structural Engineer: MCE Structural Consultants