Go toLog in Go toSign up

FREE shipping on all orders over $80

0

Your Cart is Empty

A-Frame House Makes Year-Round Cabin

by Joseph Lo November 26, 2021

A-Frame House Makes Year-Round Cabin

 

Lake Placid A-frame house by Strand Design.

 

In this unique take on the traditional Northwoods A-frame cottage, classic meets modern. This cabin integrates effortlessly into its woodland lakeside surroundings, using a combination of steel panels, darker clapboard, and touches of brilliant natural timber.

 

 

As avid winter enthusiasts, the owner’s desire for year-long adventure can be realized with this versatile getaway, resting naturally and with ease throughout the everchanging seasons.

 

 

 

The structure is built with a minimal material palette that includes bonderized standing seam steel roof panels, black corrugated steel panels, black lap siding, natural fir, ground and polished concrete. In an old-meets-new architectural approach, the architects basically gave a contemporary spin on the rustic Northwoods A-frame cabin.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, dark colors, wooden external cladding, and a sense of verticality (through the triangular façade's upward orientation and the cladding planks) make the structure seem at home in its woodland surroundings.

 

The project, a rather modest home nestled amid the forested shorelines of a lake, was commissioned by a private customer seeking a respite from the noise and bustle of their main city property. The concept of a getaway is something simple and uncomplicated that invites ties to nature and relaxation that was a driving force in the design. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Clad Holder.



Also in Architecture

Corten Steel, Little House Big Shade Dwell In Nature
Corten Steel, Little House Big Shade Dwell In Nature

by Joseph Lo November 25, 2021

A pair of Corten-clad houses with slanted roofs constitute a natural refuge in Washington built by US architect David Van Galen and his wife.
Luxe Off-Grid Farm House Will Put You Right at A Retreat
Luxe Off-Grid Farm House Will Put You Right at A Retreat

by Joseph Lo November 23, 2021

Gawthorne's Hut, a holiday Airbnb rental in Australia's Mudgee Valley, lures tourists without disrupting the nature, with all of its creature amenities hidden behind a steel shed roof.
Stepped Garden Beautifies Hoan House in Central Vietnam
Stepped Garden Beautifies Hoan House in Central Vietnam

by Joseph Lo November 21, 2021

The top of this home in the coastal Vietnamese city of Nha Trang is a vast tiered garden developed by architect Vo Trong Nghia in collaboration with Masaaki Iwamoto.

Join TOV Family