Archive for April 25th, 2016

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Architecture Monday

April 25, 2016

I like this nice little cluster of writing retreat cabins (the Diane Middlebrook Memorial Building)  for what they create with humble materials married to good design.  The double roof-design lets them stay cool in summer, while also acting to unify the individual pods into a single composition.  At the same time, the slight tweaks each cabin’s orientation  keeps things lively and gives each cabin its own unique view.   It’s individuality plus commonality to create community.

The cabins also tread lightly on the land, not only in terms of their massing, but also using FSC-certified wood, photovoltaics, and passive solar technologies.

Simple cabins created to fulfill a richness of living and writing.   Work well done.