McLean Quinlan

Snake River Cabin / McLean Quinlan

Curated by Paula Pintos
CABINS & LODGES • UNITED STATES
Architects : McLean Quinlan
Area : 420 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : David Agnello
Manufacturers : Dornbracht, Agape, Toto
Executive Architects : Berlin Architects
Structural Engineer : G&S Structural Engineers
General Contractor : Cox Construction Inc
Country : United States

© David Agnello

Textual content description supplied by the architects. A clearing amongst Aspen and Pine makes means for an understated residence, positioned to soak up lengthy views throughout Snake River Valley and the mountains past. Our shoppers wished a home that embraced this majestic setting. A peaceable, fashionable retreat to recharge while immersed in nature.

© David Agnello

Our shoppers got here to us after visiting one other challenge of ours shut by. They have been searching for a design to switch a dilapidated cabin on the location, designed in a standard cabin fashion the house was darkish and had little connection to the location it occupied and had fallen into disrepair.

© David Agnello

The important thing to the brand new design was to create a house that was light-filled and related to nature. The positioning backs onto a forest of Aspen and Pine as you arrive on the home you’re met by the wide-open views of the valley and mountains past. The house sits within the valley of the Snake River searching in direction of mountain ranges and the Sleeping Indian.

© David Agnello

The building is shaped of two contrasting volumes. The primary ‘residing’ structure is clear, open to panoramic views, and crammed with pure mild from dawn to sundown. A considerable douglas fir body supplies a sense of heat and enclosure.

© David Agnello

The second, taller, black timber-clad building comprises extra sensible points of the house, together with the bedrooms. Upstairs, tucked into the eaves, the library and visitor rooms nestle below a tent-like vaulted roof.

© David Agnello

A restricted palette of pure supplies and tactile components have been chosen to replicate the encircling panorama. Oak flooring and hemlock ceilings, paying homage to conventional cabins, distinction with expanses of frameless, thermally insulated glass. A up to date residence that each respects and takes benefit of its extraordinary setting.