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510 Cabin / Hunter Leggitt Studio

510 Cabin / Hunter Leggitt Studio

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Wofford Heights, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Hunter Leggitt Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    1100.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    84 Lumber, B&B Surplus, Ikea, Lixil Corporation, Milgard, Stiebel Eltron
  • Collaborators

    Jonathan & Victoria Watts, Owners
  • Structural Engineer

    Lawrence Ho
  • Builder

  • Site Area

    8,630 SF
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Text description provided by the architects. In 2011, Hunter Leggitt Studio temporarily relocated from Los Angeles to the high desert near Lake Isabella, CA to design and build a custom, highly crafted, modern cabin. Designed to regularly sleep it’s family of 5, but also be flexible enough to comfortably host a total of 10 guests, the 510 Cabin serves as a tranquil and compact weekend retreat for the client, a busy Santa Monica-based family.

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Detail Section A Floor Plan Site Plan + 26

Responding to strict budget limitations and the studio’s interest to create what it called a Design/Build/+ educational experience, partially inspired by Samuel Mockbee’s Rural Studio, HLS opened the construction effort up to student apprentices. Posting a simple flyer on several architectural job boards, the studio received hundreds of applications from architecture students all over the world. Requiring only a tool belt, tape measure, hammer, and great attitude, the studio selected seven students with little to no formal experience to move out to the jobsite and help build the project.

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Teaching and simultaneously conducting 70% of the building trades, the studio was not only able to deliver a uniquely crafted custom project for a fraction of the conventional construction price, but was more importantly able to create a legacy learning experience and story for the young apprentices.

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Cite: "510 Cabin / Hunter Leggitt Studio" 30 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/613798/510-cabin-hunter-leggitt-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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