This modern cabin in Puget Sound, Washington, incorporates a hodgepodge of reclaimed materials from homes about to be demolished, creating an eclectic forest retreat that is anything but ordinary.
Designed by Les Eerkes (of Bainbridge Island-based Eerkes Architects) while working for Seattle-based Olson Kundig (which is credited as the architectural firm of record on the project), the 693-square-foot wood-framed Scavenger Studio, as it’s called, hovers above the ground on concrete bases, so as not to intrude too heavily on the natural landscape.
Its minimalist construction includes plywood that has been left unfinished or charred, glazed expanses, and clerestory windows made from polycarbonate panels to form a simple volume characterized by an open two-story floorplan with a cantilevering bedroom loft protrusion and a slightly sloping roof.
Designed for an artist, the atrium-like residence offers ample space for work, the display of objects, and, of course, rest and relaxation, while full-height windows frame water and lush woodland views. One detail of note is a red hatch door in the loft bedroom that can be lowered to let the natural landscape indoors. Have a look.