Olson Kundig Architects have completed a steel-clad cabin in Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA. Entitled Sol Duc Cabin, this unusual looking shelter has a total area of 350 square feet and is surrounded by wilderness. Here is more from the architects regarding the materials used to build the project: “Constructed primarily of unfinished, mild steel and structural insulated panels (SIPs), the cabin is supported by four steel columns and sits lightly on the site. Most of the structure—the steel frame and panels, the roof, shutters, and stairs—was prefabricated off-site, thereby reducing on-site waste and site disruption. Prefabrication kept typical construction wastage to a minimum. With a cantilevered roof that provides solar shading and protection from the elements. Each of the building’s shutters can be opened and closed with hand wheels that move the shutters over the glazed portions of each façade. The shutters are operated by a series of mechanical devices including a hand wheel, drive shafts, u-joints, spur gears and cables”. The fishing cabin accommodates dining and kitchen areas on the first floor and bedrooms above. A cantilevered deck extending from the lower level ensures great views of the river.
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