Architects: Olson Kundig
- Area : 3400 ft²
Photographs : Benjamin Benschneider, Ündine Prohl, Mark Darley
Consultants : Turner Exhibits, Monte Clark Engineering, Moser Inc, All New Glass, Star Steel, Steve Clark
- Design Team : Tom Kundig, Steven Rainville, Debbie Kennedy
- City : Valley County
- Country : United States
Text description provided by the architects. 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.
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.