High Performance Landscapes

The Cabin

This Project for a "cabin" and weekend house matches architecture with primitive accommodations. The thin profile of the house is generated by tree preservation and a construction method to locate the building at the end of a narrow and carefully cleared path through a dense setting of thees that's one vehicle wide. A/C: None. Electrical: None. Cooking: bottle gas. Night illumination: LED laterns and low-watt photovoltaics. Heat: wood-burning fireplace. RegrigerationL dry-ice cooler/ice box. Potable Water: bottled. Sanitation Grey Water: via cistern to a water tank (the tall form) and then to s septic field. Breezes blow thorugh without interruption because virtually all the windows are operable.