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Chicken Point Cabin / Olson Kundig

  • 11:00 - 17 December, 2015
Chicken Point Cabin / Olson Kundig
Chicken Point Cabin / Olson Kundig, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Ündine Prohl +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Northern Idaho and Pacific Railroad, Idaho, USA
  • Design Team

    Tom Kundig, FAIA, Steven Rainville, Debbie Kennedy
  • Area

    3400.0 ft2
  • Photographs

  • Contractor

    MC Construction
  • Consultants

    Turner Exhibits (gizmo fabricator and engineer); Monte Clark Engineering (structural engineering); Moser, Inc. (design/build mechanical system) Craftspeople: All New Glass (big window); Star Steel (steel structure, bong); Steve Clark (table fabricator, cabinets, beds)
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© Ündine Prohl
© Ündine Prohl

From the architect. The idea for the cabin is that of a lakeside shelter in the woods—a little box with a big window that opens to the surrounding landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall (23’ tall x 18’ wide) opens the entire living space to the forest and lake.

© Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider
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© Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

The design concept is composed of basically three parts: a concrete block box with a plywood insert and a 4-foot diameter steel fireplace (the bong).  Materials are low maintenance—concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood—in keeping with the notion of a cabin, and left unfinished to naturally age and acquire a patina that fits in with the natural setting.  Open interior spaces are intended to be a seamless extension to the natural setting. A 19-foot tall steel entry door can accommodate long skis. The cabin sleeps ten.

© Mark Darley
© Mark Darley
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© Ündine Prohl
© Ündine Prohl
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