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Pine Forest Cabin / Balance Associates Architects

  • Architects: Balance Associates Architects
  • Location: Winthrop, WA, USA
  • Architect: Balance Associates Architects
  • Project Team: Tom Lenchek AIA, Principal; Lauren Tindall Crocco AIA, Project Architect
  • Structural Engineer: Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
  • General Contractor: The Patterson Company
  • Area: 850.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

© Steve Keating Photography © Steve Keating Photography © Steve Keating Photography © Steve Keating Photography

From the architect. In order to meet the client’s budget goals, an efficient plan and cost effective selection of building materials reduced construction costs and led to the simple box design. The use of sheet materials both inside and out maximized material efficiency while emphasizing the simplicity of the cabin’s form.

© Steve Keating Photography
© Steve Keating Photography

Two concrete walls cradle the box and allow it to cantilever over the hillside, reducing effective site disturbance. Elevating the cabin allowed for unobstructed views down slope and to the mountains beyond, transforming a modest living space from ordinary room to a viewing platform that extends from inside to out. 

site plan
site plan

This project demonstrates Balance Associates Architects' belief that architecturally interesting solutions can be achieved for budgets of all sizes without sacrificing quality or aesthetics.

© Steve Keating Photography
© Steve Keating Photography
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